Joint Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
As we age, joint pain becomes more common, especially in the knees, hips, and shoulders. Several factors, such as injury, arthritis, and medical conditions can cause chronic joint pain. If you're experiencing any discomfort in your joints, seeking treatment from our chiropractor at Natural Health & Wellness in Carbondale, IL, can prevent further damage and improve your quality of life.
Common Causes of Joint Pain
If you overuse your joints daily, lead a sedentary lifestyle, or have arthritis or an autoimmune disease, all of these can contribute to your joint pain. Osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease, is also a common cause of joint pain.
Osteoarthritis primarily affects the cartilage and bones in the joints. The disease causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and is more common in older people and those with a history of joint injury. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and lupus can also contribute to the discomfort.
Symptoms of Joint Pain
The symptoms of joint pain can vary, depending on the cause and severity of the condition. However, common symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Sometimes, you may experience a popping or cracking sensation in your joints. If your pain is severe, you may also experience fatigue, fever, and weight loss.
Natural Treatment Options for Alleviating Joint Pain
At Natural Health & Wellness Center, we offer a variety of treatment options to alleviate your joint pain and improve your overall health and wellness. Chiropractic care is a safe and non-invasive way to help heal joint pain and improve function.
Our chiropractor utilizes a variety of techniques, including chiropractic adjustments, gentle adjustments, and instrument adjusting to realign the joints and alleviate pain. In addition to chiropractic care, we recommend physical therapy, massage therapy, and other holistic treatments like acupuncture to eliminate your pain. These treatments can help improve your range of motion, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the muscles surrounding your joints.
Preventing Joint Pain
Maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, and avoiding repetitive motions can all help prevent joint pain. It's also important to protect your joints from injury by implementing the following:
- Using proper form when lifting heavy objects
- Wearing supportive shoes
- Taking breaks when performing repetitive tasks
Contact us About Treatment for Joint Pain
At Natural Health & Wellness in Carbondale, IL, we are committed to helping our clients improve their health and wellness. If you're experiencing joint pain and are seeking chiropractic care, we can develop and effective treatment plan that can reduce your discomfort. Contact our office today at (618) 351-9364 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.