The human body is built for motion, which is why people are able to perform the countless variety of tasks that constitute daily life. When you're hobbled by acute or chronic joint pain, however, you find that your options have suddenly grown frustratingly limited. Joint pain can spring from many musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and causes, leaving you with knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain or other debilitating symptoms.
Fortunately, you don't have to succumb to your joint pain, nor do you necessarily need major surgery or painkilling drugs to get by. Our chiropractor at North East Chiropractic Center, Adam Osenga, offers non-invasive answers for Fort Wayne joint pain sufferers.
Any articulated joint in the body can fall prey to conditions that make even the smallest motions painful. That's partly because joints contain a variety of components -- any of which can become compromised by illness, injury, or chronic degeneration. The most extreme examples often occur in high-impact accidents that dislocate one part of the joint from the other. Other acute joint injuries include fractures, strains (damage to the muscles or tendons), and sprains (damage to the ligaments). Acute joint damage that heals incompletely or incorrectly can cause chronic pain that lingers long after the acute phase has passed.
Chronic joint pain is another common problem, afflicting approximately one-third of all Americans. Chronic joint pain is often caused by age-related degeneration of the joint cartilage (osteoarthritis). Uncorrected postural problems can trigger or worsen chronic joint pain. Repetitive motions can cause inflammation of soft tissues in and around the joint, resulting in bursitis or tendinitis. Swollen tissues may even pinch nerves, leaving you with neurological issues.
The joints you use most frequently may also be the ones most vulnerable to chronic pain. Common examples include:
If you're hoping to regain both comfort and functionality in your joints, visit North East Chiropractic Center. Our Fort Wayne chiropractor can evaluate the joints in question, look at your overall physical alignment and balance, and then craft a customized joint pain treatment plan for you. Your options may include:
NorthEast Chiropractic Center's conservative care options for joint pain could keep you out of the operating room and help you avoid the risks associated with painkillers. Make the sensible choice for your joint pain management -- call (260) 245-04601 to schedule an initial consultation!