Joint Pain

Reid Physicians Group

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic Care located in Jacksonville, FL

Pain and stiffness in your joints can affect your ability to do everyday tasks, which is why the integrative medical team at Reid Physicians Group in Jacksonville, Florida, specializes in joint pain and providing treatments to help reduce your discomfort and restore function in the affected area. To get help with your joint pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

Reid Physicians Group

What causes joint pain?

Your joints form the connection between your bones and assist with your body’s movements. Any injury or illness that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones of your joints may cause joint pain. Some of the most common causes of joint pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendon or ligament injury
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Bone injuries

The severity of your pain can vary depending on its cause. If you’re experiencing joint pain, the team at Reid Physicians Group provides a number of effective treatments to reduce your pain and improve your joint health and function.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a common cause of joint pain and affects more than 50 million adults in the United States. In addition to pain, arthritis may also cause stiffness, swelling, and inflammation.

There are over 100 different types of arthritis, some of the most common of which include:

  • Osteoarthritis: caused by the wearing away of cartilage between your joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation
  • Gout: joint pain caused by the buildup of urate crystals in your joints
  • Fibromyalgia: causes pain throughout your body

Arthritis worsens as you get older, and getting treatment now may help preserve the joint and reduce your risk of further debilitating symptoms.

How is joint pain treated?

Treatment for your joint pain depends on its cause and is individualized to meet your specific health needs and goals. The team at Reid Physicians Group may recommend:

  • Active rehabilitation with physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Natural botanical pain relievers
  • Joint injections

They may also recommend weight loss to reduce pressure on the joint and decrease your discomfort. Reid Physicians Group offers medical weight-loss programs to help you drop excess weight quickly and safely.

What is a joint injection?

A joint injection places medication directly into the affected joint to help reduce inflammation and pain. The team at Reid Physicians Group provide joint injections at the office. Injections can help if you’re experiencing joint pain in one of the following areas:

  • Shoulders
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Elbows and wrists
  • Thumb

Joint injections decrease the accumulation of fluids and cells in your joint to reduce swelling and stiffness.

For safe and effective treatment of your joint pain, call Reid Physicians Group or schedule an appointment online today.

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