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Joint Pain Treatment Texas

Joint Pain Demystified - Joint Pain Treatment Texas

Joint pain can cause varying degrees of pain, discomfort and even immobility – ranging from an impact radius of just one joint occasionally to several joints simultaneously. It can be due to any injury affecting the surrounding ligaments, cartilage and bones within the joint, infection, or just to the normal wear and tear that accompanies the physical aging process. In this case, Joint Pain Treatment is compulsory by Texas Pain Network.

As many as 1 in 4 Americans suffer from joint pain due to inflammation. It can occur in the major joints – your shoulders, knees, neck, back, hips, wrists, elbows and ankles; as well as in the more minor ones – your fingers, toes and sacroiliac. And those suffering from joint pain will most often complain of the following symptoms:

Symptoms of joint pain include:

When it comes to treating joint pain, the goals are to reduce pain, decrease inflammation and improve overall functioning. To accomplish this, we use oral and topical medications, injections and physical therapy.

Oral medications used for treating joint pain typically fall under the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) umbrella. These are extremely effective at reducing inflammation, but care should be taken around dosing as they can cause stress on the cardiovascular system and should not be taken during times of increased physical activity.

The most common topical treatment used to alleviate joint pain is methyl salicylate.

Injection therapy is used most commonly to treat arthritis and more chronic joint issues by injecting steroids or hyaluronan (a synthetic version of joint fluid) into the affected area to target inflammation and reduce pain. Draining excess fluid around the affected joint can also be done to treat the unwanted symptoms of chronic joint inflammation. We also offer non steroid injections a homeopathic solution called Traumeel.

And finally, physical therapy utilizes a range of treatment modalities centering around diet and exercise to help strengthen the joints, increase range of motion and alleviate unnecessary weight-bearing stress on the joints by reducing the overall body mass.

Facet Joint Pain

Facet Joint Pain is also known as osteoarthritis, it is an acute pain that occurs between two vertebrae in your spine. These joints are small joints located between the vertebrate, as they help in providing the broad flexibility in various body movements. These facet joints have opposite surfaces of cartilage, which reduces the friction between the bones. It also has capsules filled with cerebrum fluid, which act as an additional lubricant to reduce the friction between the bones that rub together. The facet joints are responsible for flexibility in your back that enables you to bend or twist. It can lead to disability in patients.


Causes

  • Any injury
  • Excessive pressure on facet joints
  • Degeneration of intervertebral discs in your spine
  • Natural aging of joint
  • Formation of tiny crevasses due to lack of protein in bones
  • Repetitive use or worn-out joints
  • Repeated Trauma or surgery
  • Increased levels of uric acid or calcium pyrophosphate

Symptoms

  • Sudden acute pain episodes of intermittent pain
  • Tenderness due to inflamed facet joints
  • Loss of muscles facility in the spine
  • Discomfort in everyday activities
  • Radiating pain in the shoulders and upper back
    Pain radiating below to the knee or foot.

There are many ways to treat facet joint diseases through exercises or nonsurgical methods such as Facet Joint Injections. Learn to manage chronic pain conditions with experts at our centers equipped with best-in-class diagnosis and treatments. Get personalized pain relief and management programs to get back to your healthy life.

Joint Pain Treatment

When it comes to treating joint pain, the goals are to reduce pain, decrease inflammation and improve overall functioning. To accomplish this, we use oral and topical medications, injections and physical therapy.

 

Oral medications used for treating joint pain typically fall under the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) umbrella. These are extremely effective at reducing inflammation, but care should be taken around dosing as they can cause stress on the cardiovascular system and should not be taken during times of increased physical activity.

 

The most common topical treatment used to alleviate joint pain is methyl salicylate.

 

Injection therapy is used most commonly to treat arthritis and more chronic joint issues by injecting steroids or hyaluronan (a synthetic version of joint fluid) into the affected area to target inflammation and reduce pain. A steroid-free injection (Traumeel) option is also available for those seeking a more natural approach. 

 

Draining excess fluid around the affected joint can also be done to treat the unwanted symptoms of chronic joint inflammation. 

 

And finally, physical therapy utilizes a range of treatment modalities centering around diet and exercise to help strengthen the joints, increase range of motion and alleviate unnecessary weight-bearing stress on the joints by reducing the overall body mass.

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