How to Deal with Joint Pain
Joint pain is one of the most difficult parts of getting older. Healthy joints allow for fluid movement, especially in the shoulders, hips, knees, and elbows. Chiropractic care can help when your joints start to ache. Our team at Dr. Llaird Likens Chiropractic Center in Navarre understands the pain a joint injury can cause. Treatment and pain management are available whether you have chronic or acute pain.
Causes of Joint Pain
Getting to the root of the problem is an important part of effective pain management. Arthritis is a common cause of joint pain, affecting areas like the hips, knees, hands, and wrists. Joint pain can also be caused by:
- Bursitis, or inflammation surrounding the joints
- Joint overuse
- Damaged cartilage
- Fibromyalgia and lupus
- Bone or joint infections
No matter the cause of your joint pain, Dr. Likens will help you with a customized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include weekly or monthly visits based on the severity of your pain and other symptoms.
Symptoms of Joint Pain
If you notice the symptoms of joint pain, quick action can prevent the problem from becoming worse. Look out for the following symptoms:
- Swollen joints that are warm to the touch
- Difficulty moving
- Tingling or weakness in the joint or surrounding tissues
Our chiropractor will help you determine what treatment is needed to provide pain relief. For example, sports injury treatment may look different than treatment for a condition like arthritis.
Treatment of Joint Pain
Joint pain treatments come in many forms. Joint pain is part of life, but that does not mean that you cannot get treatment to live more comfortably. With regular treatment, joint pain can be reduced with time. Treatment with our chiropractor may include cold/heat therapy, cold laser therapy, cryotherapy, or massage. For conditions like knee pain, you may also learn a few new stretches and exercises to improve the mobility of the joint.
Some treatment options you can do at home between visits. These include exercises and stretching. The chiropractor will likely provide some lifestyle advice to help you focus on your overall health and wellness. Nutritional advice, for example, can help you avoid foods that trigger your joint inflammation.
Get Joint Pain Relief in Navarre, FL
Dr. Llaird Likens Chiropractic Center provides solutions for knee pain and other forms of discomfort associated with your joints. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call our team today at (850) 939-3339 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.