Joints are the places where two or more bones come together. Joints are made up of protective cartilage and fluid that cushion and provide lubrication – allowing the bones to move without friction.
Joint pain is very common – knee, shoulder, and hip pain being the most common – and can be caused by a number of conditions, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and injuries such as breaks, sprain, and strains. They often become more common and more severe with age and range from acute to chronic.
The primary goal with treating joint pain is to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with it and to preserve joint function.
Your physician may treat your joint pain in the following ways:
- Over the Counter or Prescription Medications
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Joint Replacement Surgery – for severe, chronic cases
- Topical pain creams
If you or a loved one is suffering from any kind of joint pain, the physicians at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab can help determine the cause and find a treatment plan that works for you and improves your quality of life.