Athens Joint Regeneration
Orthopaedic Specialist located in Watkinsville, GA
Joint Pain Q&A
What causes joint pain?
Joint pain can affect any joint in your body. You may feel joint pain in your knees, hips, and spine. Your hands and feet may also be affected by the pain.
A lot of different injuries and conditions lead to joint pain, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Your age and weight also play a role in developing pain in your joints. When you’re overweight, the extra pounds put a significant amount of extra pressure on your joints, causing them to break down faster and hurt on a regular basis.
Your age is also a factor, as your joints naturally break down over the years because of constant wear-and-tear. The older you get, the more likely you are to develop joint problems.
What are signs of joint problems?
The specific symptoms that you have are highly dependent on the condition that’s causing your joint pain in the first place. However, if your pain is related to an injury, or a condition such as arthritis, you may note some of the following symptoms:
Decreased mobility and flexibility are other signs that something’s wrong within your joint. You may notice that you have trouble getting up the stairs or moving when you first get up in the morning.
All of these signs may signal that something is going on within one or more of your joints. It’s important to seek treatment early to minimize the chance of the condition continuing to get worse.
How is joint pain treated?
The team at Joint Regeneration offers several joint pain treatments tailored to your specific condition. The team strives to get you the best treatment, while focusing specifically on your needs.
Conservative therapies are often the first line of defense when it comes to joint pain. Medications and physical therapy are often great options to help you minimize your pain and regain your life back.
Joint injections and alternative medicine are other ways the team helps you to help mend the damage in your joints and to increase your overall mobility and flexibility. These injections help to cut down on inflammation that often accompanies joint pain.
Instead of jumping right to surgery, the practice takes pride in helping your body heal without the use of a knife and anesthesia.
To learn more about what may be causing your joint pain, call the office today, or schedule a consultation online.