Joint pain is a common issue we see amongst many of our patients, and it can often make daily life extremely difficult. Joint pain can range from knees hurting after walking or going down stairs, hands cramping after writing anything, or even daily chores being, well, even more of a chore. One common thread amongst all of these issues is that joint pain takes away a high quality of life.
We recommend you coming to see us before the pain becomes too unbearable. Our team of physical therapists goal is to help relieve some of that pain without the need for surgery or prescriptions.
First, let us explain some common reasons why you may be suffering from this joint pain.
Osteoarthritis – Osteoarthritis is usually related to age, and it involves the degeneration of the cartilage that normally cushions a joint and the end of a bone.
Rheumatoid arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis is occurs after an immune system response that attacks the linings of joints. This can often cause swelling, stiffness, pain, and joint swelling.
Being overweight – When you are heavier, you are creating more pressure than your weight-bearing joints can comfortably withstand. This type of pressure can lead to premature joint deterioration and the straining of joint tissue.
Muscular imbalances – Sometimes pain can cause patient’s to move differently, which can actually make pain worse because the body begins to become imbalanced.
Our trained team of physical therapists and strength trainers can work with you to help get down to the root cause of your pain and come up with a custom plan on how to fix it. To learn more, give us a call and schedule an appointment today!