Joint pain is discomfort or pain in any part of where two or more bones meet to form a joint including cartilage and bone within the joint or ligaments, tendons, muscles and bursae surrounding the joint. It is usually caused by damage resulting from normal wear and tear.
Common conditions that cause joint pain include:
- Arthritis (Arthralgia) - Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Muscle Strain - over-stretching or tearing of a muscle
- Tendon Strain - over-stretching or tearing of a tendon (tissue connecting muscle to bone)
- Sprains - over-stretching or tearing of a ligament (band of tissues that connect two bones)
- Fibromyalgia - an autoimmune disorder causing widespread muscle pain and tenderness
- Bursitis - inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that protect the joint
If you are suffering with any of the above-mentioned signs or symptoms in your joints, chances are, our physical therapists can help.
Most joint pain can be treated non-surgically with low-impact activities, ice packs, over-the-counter pain medications and physical therapy. However, you should see a physician if you have these symptoms:
- Pain accompanied by redness or swelling
- Warmth around the joint
- Normal, everyday activities are painful or becoming more difficult to do
The following symptoms are serious and require immediate medical attention:
- Intense pain
- Joint deformity
- Sudden swelling
- Unable to move the joint
- A fever of 102°F (39°C) or higher
We are clinical experts in the evaluation and treatment of spine-related conditions. Patients often come to us with one or more of these signs and symptoms:
- Feelings of stiffness
- An unusual shift or curve in the spine
- The feeling of stuck or locked joints
- Muscle weakness
- Limited motion
- Radiating pain into the arm or leg
- Limitations in their daily activities
- Limited participation in sports or recreation
If you are suffering with any of the above-mentioned signs or symptoms in the neck, middle back, or lower back, chances are, our physical therapists can help.
Care Starts with a Thorough Evaluation
Our spine specialists start with an intensive examination and assessment of your condition. A treatment plan is then developed that is based on your specific needs. We then provide you with a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of how we can help you manage your pain.
We Then Develop a Personalized Treatment Plan for You
Treatment often consists of gentle, hands-on techniques which often result in immediate relief of spine-related pain. Since our spine care is all natural, there are little to no side effects.
We frequently include the following procedures in your treatment program:
- Manual therapy (hands-on treatment)
- A customized therapeutic exercise program
- Extensive patient education about your condition
Our Evidence-Based Approach
There are three components to each and every spine rehabilitation program:
- The current best evidence - new scientific research is being published on a regular basis that suggests you should see a physical therapist first.
- Our clinical experience - we've treated a variety of spine diagnoses over the years. Clinical experience allows us to make good decisions about the type of treatment you should received.
- Your treatment goals - of course we consider your goals when developing a treatment plan.
We Can Accommodate You
We understand that a comprehensive treatment plan is about more than just pain relief. We know you have a busy schedule, insurance coverage may be a challenge, and you have to deal with work and family responsibilities. We will work with you and your specific circumstances.
Give us a call today to learn more. We look forward to helping you out.