If your knee pain just won’t fade, your health care provider may have recommended surgery to reverse the damage. However, there is no reason to resort to that choice before you at least try our non-operative treatments. We have helped many patients throughout North America avoid knee and shoulder surgery & replacement that requires weeks of bed rest and long periods of physical therapy.
What is Joint Pain?
Your knees, shoulders, elbows and ankles are all joints that are susceptible to injury, damage and pain. Pain from these joints usually stems from the damage of ligaments, tendons, cartilage bursae and/or conjoining bones. Although joint pain is not usually a critical condition, it can severely limit a sufferer from mobility and performing daily tasks and activities. Joints allow our limbs and extremities to move freely, so it can be frustrating when those movements are restrained by pain.
Common Joint Pain Symptoms
While joint knee pain itself is a common symptom, there are numerous other effects that can come along with it. We can help our patients with symptoms like:
- Joint locking
- Limited range of motion of the joint
Common Joint Pain Causes
There are many reasons that joint pain develops, these include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Injury, such as sprains, strains or ligament tears
Joint Pain Risks
Your daily routine may be putting you at risk for severe or chronic joint pain. These factors include:
- Higher Age
- Injuries due to work or athletic activity
- Stress and dissatisfaction with life
- Hard physical labor, especially involving repetitive action