Health Matters

A Primer on Joint Pain

By December 20, 2018 No Comments

Joint pain is pervasive in our society, especially when it comes to individuals who experience wear and tear due to vocation, repetitive physical activity, athletics, and more.

Your joints can be thought of as the points in your body where two of your bones meet. Your joints give your body the ability to move. Joints that an orthopedic surgeon will engage with include knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders.

Joint Pain

More on Joint Pain

When a person suffers from joint pain, that can mean aching sensations in any of the joints, discomfort, soreness, or even heat sensation. Joint pain can also be an indicator of something else, an illness or an injury, for example. In many patients arthritis is a common cause of their joint pain.

Joint pain can come about from both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Joint pain can also be the result of one of the following conditions:

  • Inflammation
  • Bursitis
  • Lupus
  • Infection
  • Mumps, Hepatitis, Influenza
  • Gout
  • Tendonitis
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rickets
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • And More

How to Treat Joint Pain

If you live with joint pain, there are things you can do about it. You don’t have to suffer alone.

There are measures you can take at home, like stretching, staying physically active on a consistent basis, opening up your range of motion, and maintaining a healthy body weight. There are also topical pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs available to help with pain, swelling, and overall discomfort.

Orthopedics and Joint Pain

Orthopedics is a field that was first established with the intent of caring for children with spine and limb deformities. Nowadays, orthopedics can help patients of all ages and professions — from children to senior citizens, from the arthritic patient to top tier elite athletes in need of post-injury surgery and rehabilitation.

AVORS Medical Group specializes in treating:

  • Joint Pain
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Arthritis

We create a customized treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of the pain. Sometimes that will entail surgery with the objective of replacing the affected joint.

If you suffer from joint pain and would like to do something about it, contact AVORS Medical Group today. We’ll schedule your initial consultation and get you back to active.

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