Frequently Asked Questions about Joint Pain by Our Chiropractor
Whether you develop joint pain suddenly after an injury, you notice it's most prevalent whenever you're engaging in a hobby or after every work day, or have felt it more frequently as you're aging, it can be a problem that interferes with your daily life. We can ease your pain at the Advanced Chiropractic Center in Nacogdoches, TX, and the nearby region. Let's discuss what you should know about joint pain first.
What Are the Most Common Types of Joint Pain?
The most common type of joint pain people often note is knee pain. Knee pain makes sense when you consider how much you use your knees. For example, you put pressure on them as you walk, and even more stress on them if you jog, run, and jump.
Shoulder and hip pain rank as the next most common, which makes sense when you consider the great range of motion your shoulders have, and your hips are always working as you move. Another joint pain you may notice is wrist pain, which you could develop if you fall and use your wrists to catch yourself or are constantly using one or both of them.
Why Would You Have Joint Pain?
Whether you have wrist pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, or hip pain, it can stem from wear and tear on the joint over time, leading to arthritis. You could develop rheumatoid arthritis, which causes your immune system to recognize tissue in your joints as an invader mistakenly and attacks it.
How Can You Treat Joint Pain?
If you have acute or chronic joint pain, our chiropractor may help. The first step of the process is to determine the location of the pain and assess it. Next, we'll ask you questions about how intense the pain is and when you first started experiencing it or when you experienced it most often.
We'll want to know about your family's medical history, and if you've ever had surgery on the joint or suffered from a health issue that affected the joint. We may then need imaging conducted on the joint, but in some cases, this is enough information to determine the cause of the problem. We may then recommend chiropractic exercise, a joint or spinal adjustment, or lifestyle recommendations to help.
Visit Our Advanced Chiropractic Center
Advanced Chiropractic Center in Nacogdoches, TX, offers various treatments to help with joint pain and will custom-tailor a plan to your needs and desires to stop the joint pain. Call us at 936-560-5441 to schedule an appointment.