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Joint Pain

Easy Reach Chiropractic

Chiropractic Physicians & Physical Therapists located in Lake Worth, FL & Fort Lauderdale, FL

As you age, it is common for your joints to become stiff. However, suppose joint pain is hindering your ability to enjoy life. In that case, you can seek assistance from Barbara Adonis, DC, and Heather Previll, PT, DPT, at Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab. The team, situated in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers advanced nonsurgical treatments, like laser therapy, to alleviate joint pain. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractic team, call Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab now.

Joint Pain Q&A

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain is often caused by inflammation around the joint. This inflammation can cause stiffness and limit your range of motion, making it difficult to move comfortably, especially when the pain affects your shoulders or knees. There are several common causes of joint pain, including:


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.


Injuries to joints, especially in the knee and hip, can lead to persistent pain and damage due to the impact of movements.


Tendons are responsible for connecting bones and muscles, thus any injury or irritation to these soft tissues can lead to inflammation. When tendons become inflamed, it can result in stiffness and a limited range of motion in the knee, shoulder, hip, or elbow joints.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

The first step in creating a tailored treatment plan for your joint pain is to diagnose its underlying cause. At Easy Reach Chiropractic, your provider will review your medical history and ask detailed questions about your symptoms. They will then perform a comprehensive physical exam to make an accurate diagnosis. Depending on your condition, additional imaging tests like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan may be ordered to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

What are the treatments for joint pain?

How your Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab providers treat your joint pain depends on its cause and severity. Common treatments for joint pain include:

Class 4 laser therapy

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

Massage therapy or manual therapy can help reduce joint inflammation and is often used in conjunction with other nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy with Dr. Previll can help improve muscle strength and flexibility to alleviate joint pain.

Graston Therapy

Graston Therapy is a type of manual therapy that uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions in your body. This helps to reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote healing. Graston Therapy is commonly used to treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and chronic low back pain.

To schedule an appointment and learn more about joint pain, call Dr. Adonis and Dr. Previll at Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab today.