Joint pain is a common problem that affects millions of Americans, especially those over age 50. However, even though you have plenty of company is suffering from joint pain, it can still limit your quality of life. Dr. Michael Osborne of Coastal Healthcare Partners, with locations in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orange City, uses a variety of all-natural chiropractic modalities to address the underlying cause of joint pain, improve range of motion and alleviate pain.
What causes joint pain?
Your joints are complex structures composed of cartilage, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Problems with any of these components can cause joint pain.
Joint pain can have many different causes. For some patients, joint pain occurs because of injuries or overuse. Joint pain may also develop because of chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. In some cases, you may experience joint pain because of more than one issue.
How can Coastal Healthcare Partners help with joint pain?
Dr. Osborne of Coastal Healthcare Partners offers several different treatment options that may be beneficial to patients with joint pain. These treatments include:
- Joint Injections: introduce medications such as steroids into the joints to relieve pain and inflammation
- Chiropractic adjustments: Problems with the alignment of your joints may contribute to joint pain. Can also improve alignment and mobility
- Massage therapy: To loosen muscles - tense muscles near joints can make pain worse
- Rehabilitation: Physical therapy and other rehabilitative services can improve strength and mobility in your joints
In most cases, Dr. Osborne will recommend a combination of treatments to patients with joint pain.
Are these treatments safe?
Each of the treatments available to patients with joint pain offers different benefits and poses different risks. For example, if you undergo joint injections, there’s a small risk of infection. However, all of these treatments are minimally-invasive and serious complications are rare. Coastal Healthcare Partners will explain all of the risks associated with treatment before you begin.
How does Coastal Healthcare Partners determine treatments for joint pain?
When you come to Dr. Osborne with joint pain, he’ll begin by performing a thorough physical exam to determine the underlying causes of your pain. Based on this information, he’ll develop a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. The goal of treatment will be not only to relieve pain, but also to improve the stability of your joint so you won’t have as many problems in the future.