Does your body feel like a creaky old door in dire need of oiling? When your joints don’t function as they should, neither can you — and pain is a common aspect of joint dysfunction. Fortunately, you can find relief for your joint pain issues without taking constant painkillers or resorting to extreme options such as fusion surgery. Here at Beyond Medical in Altamonte Springs, we know how to diagnose and treat many causes of joint pain safely, effectively, and entirely through conservative methods.

Common Causes of Joint Pain

Your body has many different kinds of joints, from the simpler hinge-style joints that bend in just direction to complex ball-and-socket joints capable of a wide range of motion. A typical joint may include a layer of cartilage to prevent bone friction, muscles and tendons to move the joint, ligaments to connect one bone to another in a flexible manner, and sacs called bursae that keep tissues from rubbing painfully. These various components introduce the potential for various types of joint pain. Some of the more common causes of joint pain are:

  • Acute injuries, such as sports or auto accident injuries, that hyperextend the joint tissues, push the joints out of alignment or dislocate the joints completely
  • Chronic tendon inflammation or muscle strain from constantly overusing (or misusing) a particular joint
  • Osteoarthritis, or degeneration of the cartilage between bone ends
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammation of the joints due to auto-immune problems

Numerous contributing factors can make you more prone to joint pain. These include obesity, a longstanding musculoskeletal misalignment (both which place joints under abnormal strain), and poor posture in your workplace or at home.

Chiropractic Care and Other Joint Pain Treatment Techniques

Drugs can take some of the edge off of joint pain, but only for a few hours at a time — requiring you to take repeated doses that may introduce additional health issues. Our chiropractor can actually treat the reasons for your pain, thus easing the pain itself while also helping your joints function more normally. Chiropractic care accomplishes this by adjusting joint components so they’re better aligned with each other, allowing for freer motion and reducing unwanted friction. We can also provide you with soft tissue treatment techniques such as:

  • Laser therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Corrective exercises
  • Nutrition counseling (to help you lose extra weight and control inflammation)
  • Lifestyle counseling (to help you avoid overuse-related pain)

Choose the Chiropractor Altamonte Springs Trusts!

When your joints are aching, give them what they truly need — natural joint pain treatment from the chiropractor Altamonte Springs trusts. Call Beyond Medical at (407) 261-1001 to schedule a visit!