Joint Pain & Chiropractic


Graphic depicting 5 circles. Each circle shows joint x-ray. Hand, pelvis, foot, knee and shoulder. Discussion is joint pain.

Considering most of us know that joint pain is an almost inevitable part of life, it might be tempting to just live with it. But why? When care is so readily available and can make life more comfortable, there’s no reason to live with the pain. We use our joints for almost everything, so keeping them healthy and in good condition should be a top priority.


Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common kind of arthritis and a main cause of joint pain. It happens when the cartilage that cushions your joints wears down. Bone rubs against bone, causing pain and swelling.


Chiropractic treatment may be able to address the cause of osteoarthritis. A joint may be damaged over time because it’s out of alignment, or because of the way you sit, stand, or walk. Chiropractic care can fix those issues, which may keep your arthritis from getting worse. But it can’t restore cartilage that’s already lost.


Other Joint Problems

If your joint pain is caused by something other than arthritis, chiropractic care can be an option. It’s often used to treat soft tissue injuries, whether caused by an accident or by overuse or improper use of a joint.


Soft tissue therapies can help with your pain and range of motion. And a chiropractor can teach you how to avoid the motion that caused your injury, so it doesn’t happen again.


Treatment

There are several treatment options that chiropractors can utilize to help with painful joints.


  • Laser therapy

  • Cryotherapy

  • Hot packs

  • Massage Therapy

  • Acupuncture

  • Chiropractic Adjustment


The bottom line is that pain should not be a way of life. If you’re experiencing joint pain, the first step is to determine the cause. With that knowledge, you can seek out the care that is right for you.