Joint Pain

Pivotal Health and Wellness

Regenerative Medicine located in Greenacres, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth, Florida

Millions of people suffer from joint pain every year. Aging and vulnerability to various conditions can worsen the pain. The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness in Greenacres, Florida, helps men and women struggling with joint pain manage and ultimately eliminate their pain. Call or book an appointment online today to find out how to eliminate your joint pain.

Joint Pain Q & A

Pivotal Health and Wellness

What is joint pain?

Joints link your bones together and, as a result, allow your skeleton to move. There are joints in your:

  • Elbows
  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Knees

Joint pain typically refers to discomfort, soreness, and aches in those areas. A large number of people suffering from joint pain report discomfort following an injury or as a direct result of arthritic conditions.

What causes joint pain?

The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness is equipped to treat any cause of joint pain. However, five causes come up more often than others.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body's tissue. It can lead to severe pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, in addition to fatigue, fever, and weight loss.

Infectious arthritis

Infectious, or septic, arthritis occurs when bacteria or virus-related infections spread to a single joint or the fluid surrounding it. Infectious arthritis is most often diagnosed in the knee, though it has also been reported in the hips, ankles, and wrists.

Gout

Gout occurs when too much of the uric acid excreted when your kidney processes proteins that crystallize in the joints. In other words, gout occurs when there’s too much protein in the joints. It’s one of the most painful types of arthritis. You’ll first notice it in your big toe, but it can travel.

Lyme disease

This tick-borne disease infects your bloodstream, ultimately spreading bacteria to your joints, especially knee joints.

Lupus

This autoimmune disorder targets joints, skin, blood, kidneys, and other organs, causing severe joint pain, rashes, and swelling.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

The most common symptoms of joint pain include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Joint warmth
  • Limping
  • Locking and loss of range of motion
  • Stiffness and weakness

How do you treat joint pain?

There are many ways to manage joint pain. The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness specializes in stem cell therapy to relieve your symptoms. Your practitioner injects stem cells into the affected area and lets them work their magic. They effectively repair damaged tissue and can considerably help alleviate joint pain.

Other treatments for joint pain include:

  • Topical agents
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic

Get in touch with the team at Pivotal Health and Wellness today via phone or online to find out which treatment option is best suited for eliminating your joint pain.