It’s normal for joints to stiffen as you age, but if joint pain is affecting your ability to enjoy life, Barbara Adonis, DC, and Heather Previll, PT, DPT, at Easy Care Chiropractic can help. At their offices in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the team can reduce joint pain through advanced nonsurgical treatments, such as laser therapy. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractic team, call Easy Reach Chiropractic or book online now.
Joint pain is typically the result of inflammation surrounding the joint. When your joints are inflamed, you can experience stiffness and a poor range of motion that impacts your ability to move comfortably. That is particularly true when joint pain affects your shoulders or knees. Common causes of joint pain include:
Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes joint inflammation and pain. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, happens when the flexible cartilage surrounding the joints deteriorates. The second most common type, rheumatoid arthritis, is an autoimmune disease.
The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints. Bursitis occurs when these pads become inflamed, which can restrict your mobility and range of motion in your knees, shoulders, hips, and other areas.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain. Many people with fibromyalgia experience persistent joint pain and stiffness.
Injury to the joints can cause lasting damage and pain. That is particularly common in the knee and hip joints, which absorb the impact of movement.
Tendons connect bone and muscle, so any irritation or injury to these soft tissues can result in inflammation. If you have inflammation surrounding your tendons, it can cause stiffness and restricted range of motion in your knee, shoulder, hip or elbow joints.
Diagnosing the cause of your joint pain is the first step in creating an individualized treatment plan. After reviewing your medical history and asking detailed questions regarding your symptoms, your provider at Easy Reach Chiropractic performs a comprehensive physical exam.
To accurately diagnose your pain, your provider may also order additional imaging tests, such as X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan.
How your Easy Reach Chiropractic provider treats your joint pain depends on its cause and severity. Common treatments for joint pain include:
Class 4 laser therapy uses laser energy to repair bone and tissue damage. Whether you have cartilage loss from arthritis or knee pain from tendonitis, class 4 laser therapy can accelerate healing to reduce pain and improve your mobility.
Massage therapy can help minimize inflammation surrounding your joints. The technique often accompanies other nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy.
Physical therapy with Dr. Previll can help improve your muscle strength and flexibility to remove pressure from your aching joints.
Acoustic shock wave therapy sends shock waves into your soft tissues to accelerate healing. This treatment is helpful if you have joint pain caused by tendonitis.
To learn more about joint pain, call Drs. Adonis and Previll at Easy Reach Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online now.