Whether from an injury or arthritis, joint pain is common and can keep you from doing the things you enjoy. The experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, located in the Midtown West area of New York City, understand how joint pain can affect your quality of life and provide nonsurgical treatments to relieve your discomfort and improve mobility. To get help with your joint pain, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Simply stated, joint pain refers to any pain or discomfort that affects any of the components in and around your joints, including the bone, tendon, ligaments, cartilage, or muscle. The pain can vary from a mild annoyance to an intense discomfort that makes use of your joint nearly impossible.
However, whether your joint pain is mild or severe, the team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic can provide treatment that lessens your discomfort and improves joint mobility and function.
You may develop joint pain from an injury or overuse. However, the most common cause of joint pain is arthritis, which is a general medical term used to describe inflammation of the joint.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and develops from the gradual deterioration of the cartilage that separates your joints, causing bone-on-bone contact that leads to pain and inflammation.
Other causes of joint pain include:
Joint pain can affect any joint in your body, including those that make up your spinal column.
The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic can determine the cause of your joint pain after a comprehensive examination, which may include a physical exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms. To help your specialist pinpoint the underlying cause, it’s important that you provide as much detail as possible about your symptoms and when they began.
Diagnostic testing, such as an X-ray or MRI, may also be recommended.
The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic creates individualized treatment plans to help manage your joint pain based on the affected joint, underlying cause, your symptoms, and health history.
Treatment may include:
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to align your joints so they function the way they’re intended, which reduces the stress and strain that often leads to joint pain.
Don’t let joint pain keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Call 5th Avenue Chiropractic today for an evaluation and treatment plan so you can get relief from your pain. Or, request an appointment online.