Joint Pain Treatment
When you notice pain in your knees or joints, it may interfere with your mobility or your ability to engage in certain activities. Many types of joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis.
At Zaker Chiropractic, we understand the challenges of joint and knee pain and offer appropriate treatment based on your needs and situation. Our clinics in Newport, Torrance & San Pedro provide a variety of non-surgical treatments to relieve joint pain and inflammation and other symptoms related to painful knee osteoarthritis. Our goal is to get you out of pain and restore your quality of life.
Common Causes of Joint Pain
Joint pain is very common. Joint pain can affect any part of your body, but knee pain is the top one people complain the most about, followed by shoulder and hip pain. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including
- Osteoarthritis, the most common joint condition
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Strains & Sprains
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis refers to a type of degenerative joint disease causing physical pain and inflammation in your joints. Knee osteoarthritis is a common form of the condition, but it can occur at any joint in your body or in several joints over time. The condition causes the cartilage in your joints to break down. As a result, you experience pain, swelling and a gradual loss of mobility. The joints do not work as effectively and it may interfere with your normal activities. The condition usually impacts older men and women, but it can occur in any individual during adulthood. As you age, the risk of the condition increases and nearly half of all adults have some form of osteoarthritis in their lifetime.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
The signs and symptoms give you the opportunity to seek proper treatment and care. While the symptoms may indicate different forms of arthritis, a professional in our clinic evaluates your situation and identifies the type of condition when you visit for assistance.
Common symptoms of joint or knee osteoarthritis include:
- Swollen joints
Pain in the joints
A creaking or stiffness in your joints
Warmth in the affected area
Greater stiffness or pain when moving after a period of idleness, such as after getting up from a seat after a movie
The key factor that sets the condition apart from other forms of joint pain and inflammation is the limitations of the pain. Since it stems from repetitive motions or movements, it does not impact the internal organs or other areas of your body.
Treatments We Offer
At Zaker Chiropractic, All of our treatment plans take an integrated “whole person” approach to wellness and we pride ourselves on remaining on the cutting edge of the latest unique techniques and therapies that have the ability to offer a more effective pathway to healing path to our clients. Our integrated pain management team consists of chiropractors, therapists, athletic trainers who all work together to figure out the root causes of your pain instead of treating the isolated symptoms.
Treatment for joint pain depend on your symptoms and the severity of the joint damage. At our clinic, we use diagnostic tools like x-rays to determine the extent of the damage before recommending a treatment plan. We also make sure that the pain does not stem from other factors or complications. We may suggest combined therapies to help with the symptoms by reducing the inflammation and swelling the joints, some of which include:
Ultrasound. This technique uses ultrasound waves to massage soft tissues and painful joints and muscles, which helps relieves pain, reduces swelling and stiffness and improves mobility for patients.
Electrotherapy. These tiny electric pulses are not painful. They treat soft tissue injuries by stimulating nerves and muscles.
Low-level laser or “cold laser.” Cold laser therapy, helps by stimulating the muscles and soft tissues of the body using a non-heat-producing laser that penetrates deep into the tissue, which helps to reduce inflammation, stimulates blood flow and helps speed the healing process.