Joint pain is a leading cause of disability across the United States, both from acute injuries and long-term chronic conditions. If you’re affected by joint pain and looking for a better solution, RehabOne Medical Group in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, and Salinas, California, can help. The pain experts take a comprehensive approach to helping patients manage their chronic pain. For effective solutions to joint pain, call RehabOne Medical Group today.
Joint pain develops because of the effects of age and wear and tear over the years, or from a sudden, traumatic injury. In many cases, injuries that aren’t properly treated end up causing chronic pain and disability.
Some common causes of joint pain include:
Your joints act like hinges that enable you to move. Tendons, ligaments, and cartilage within and around the joints stabilize them and allow them to extend or bend as you wish. A common cause of joint pain is one of these tissues giving way because of excess pressure or force, tearing or rupturing the connective tissue or muscle.
These same tissues and the bones within your joints can also degrade over time, leading to chronic pain conditions like osteoarthritis (the leading cause of chronic joint pain).
When you injure a joint, you should try to rest and take any pressure off it. Also, follow some basic first aid rules: elevate the affected joint to prevent swelling, apply cold treatments to ease inflammation, and use a compression bandage.
You can take over-the-counter pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medication if you’re uncomfortable, but don’t take it to mask the pain so you can use the joint or you may make the injury worse.
If these remedies don’t result in a significant improvement, or you have ongoing joint pain, you should call RehabOne Medical Group. The practice has a team of exceptional medical professionals who offer a variety of treatments for joint pain, which they formulate into a personalized treatment plan tailored to your precise needs.
The team at RehabOne Medical Group starts your treatment with conservative approaches such as:
You may need other treatments for joint pain when your condition doesn’t respond sufficiently to noninvasive methods. The next stage of treatments could include steroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections into the joint, nerve blocks, or radiofrequency ablation. The team uses ultrasound guidance technology to deliver injections to the root of your pain.
As the team takes a comprehensive approach to your care, they also look at other influences on your health that could contribute to your joint pain. They can help you lose weight, for example, and live a healthier lifestyle for better overall well-being.
For effective relief from joint pain, call RehabOne Medical Group today to schedule an appointment.