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Joint Pain

Optima Health & Vitality Center

Chiropractors located in Eau Claire, WI

Joint pain can impair mobility and reduce your quality of life. The team of specialists at Optima Medical strives to administer compassionate care for men, women, and children in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Their goal is to provide healthcare and physical rehabilitation that centers around viewing each body part as interconnected and each patient as an individual. Chronic pain can take a significant toll on your health: Let the Optima Medical professionals help you find relief. Click to schedule online or call the office today.

Joint Pain

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can range from mild to severe and is often the result of joint inflammation, including the bone, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, or tendons.

Joint pain can be severe and inhibit your mobility. Injuries or medical conditions typically cause it. Such factors include:

  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of inflammatory arthritis

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis is an umbrella term referring to more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect the joints and the surrounding and connective tissues.

Arthritis can affect children, but it’s more common in adults. Arthritis and degenerative joint disease may seriously impair your movement and reduce your quality of life.

Common symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint swelling
  • Aches and pain

Some arthritic conditions involve the immune system and internal organs. Many of these are autoimmune diseases. In such cases, the immune system confuses your body tissues with a foreign invader and attacks them along with your joints, resulting in inflammation.

Specific forms of arthritis are the result of an infectious disease, such as Lyme disease.

What are the treatments for joint pain?

The treatments for joint pain depend on the cause and severity. The Optima Medical group uses a multifaceted plan that reduces pain and symptoms while addressing the underlying cause.

The Optima providers are highly experienced in treating joint pain. They use methods that reduce the risk of further complications and help you live a normal and more active life.

While other doctors typically treat joint pain with medications, such as NSAIDs and corticosteroids, the professionals at Optima Medical group utilize advanced integrative medicine and an effective holistic approach that combines functional medicine and chiropractic techniques that bring you lasting results.

In-office treatments for joint pain include:

  • K-Laser®
  • Acupuncture
  • Adjustments
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Physical rehabilitation

At home, you can try to relieve your pain with one or more of the following activities:

  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Gentle stretching
  • An Epsom salt bath

Because joint pain can be exacerbated by foods and eased by the right movements, a combination of nutritional counseling and physical rehabilitation is especially beneficial in relieving pain.

Your Optima Medical provider works alongside you on your journey of recovery and healing to help you discover what treatments are the best fit. Call or book an appointment online to visit the office.