Why Do I Have Muscle and Joint Pain?
The muscles, tendons, and ligaments are common areas where patients experience frequent pain. The joints are where the bone connects with each other. Our bodies have several different types of joints, some that are frequently used and others that are hardly used. Proper movement of the joints will allow the ligaments and muscles to function at an optimal level. Proper function of the joints will allow for movement without pain. If the joints are not functioning correctly, the ligaments and muscles are unable to function as well. Nerves around the joints can end up irritated, causing severe pain that will continue to cause additional pain and dysfunction.
How to Treat Joint Pain
Joint injuries can be repaired with the right treatments. At Life Health Physical Medicine, we focus on correcting the underlying cause of joint dysfunction to restore your joints to their normal range of motion. There are many potential causes of joint pain ranging from a simple sports injury to an underlying medical condition such as arthritis. With the right treatments, we are able to help the soft tissue heal and manage joint pain and dysfunction. We will help you attain the joint and muscle pain relief you’ve been looking for. Even if you have a condition that doesn’t have cure, our experts will work towards getting your joints functional and pain-free.
Some treatment options we offer include physical therapy, weight loss solutions, dietary and lifestyle changes, and supportive aids. Joint injections are another method we use to provide patients with pain relief from joint pain. Joint pain is most common in those who are overweight and those who have poor eating habits. At Life Health Medical we will figure out these root causes and fix them at the source. Joint pain is rarely the main issue, it is usually an indicator that something else is wrong and are dedicated experts will help to figure it out and find you the best treatment options possible. We do provide aids to the patients where the joint pain indicates an injury to the joint. These aids include canes, braces, and boots.
Only in very severe cases will we suggest a drastic measure to resolve a patients joint pain. Surgery and joint replacements is a last resort at our center. We know how difficult recovery can be and do not want to make this a reality for our patients unless we have to.
How to Treat Muscle Pain
The human body is comprised of a large amount of muscle tissue, so muscle pain can be felt just about anywhere in the body. Muscle pain does not have a single cause, rather it has many including: tension, overuse, injury, and sprain by not warming up or cooling down. With injuries stemming from any of these causes, resting, ice, elevation, and over-the-counter pain relievers are the best treatment options. The recovery rate usually depends on the severity of the injury. Sometimes the pain is a result of conditions other than physical injuries. These conditions include infections, medications, myofascial pain syndrome, autoimmune disorders, thyroid problems, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The best medicine for muscle pain is rest and using gentle stretches to work the muscle through the injury. Avoiding high impact activities and exercises will assist in a quicker recovery, and doing stress relieving exercises like yoga and meditation will help to reduce stress and tension in the muscles. At Life Health Medical we will create a treatment plan to get you back to your activities and give you the ability to use all your muscles again at full capacity.