Many different conditions can lead to joint pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries.
In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders.
As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common. Our goal is to reduce pain and inflammation and preserve joint function. Treatment options may include Supartz Joint Therapy. Additionally, you will work with a rehabilitation therapist to strengthen the muscles around the joint, stabilize the joint, and improve your range of motion. The therapist will use techniques such as ultrasound, heat or cold therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, and manipulation. If you are overweight, losing weight can relieve some of the pressure on your painful joints.
Exercise is one effective way to lose weight but be careful to stick with low-impact exercises that won’t further irritate joints. The Dynamic approach for the treatment of joint pain has yielded amazing pain management results. After diagnostic tests and complete evaluation, your treatment may include: