Arthritis and Joint Pain Keeping you from doing what you love?
Our providers want to do everything we can to quickly get patients active again.
We see many different cases of arthritis and joint pain and have a variety of ways we can treat them.
Where do you have pain?
- Joint Pain
When battling joint pain our providers will not only help relieve your joint pain and stiffness, but aid in preventing injuries and keep joints limber.
Arthritis can strike any of the many joints in the human body. While there are dozens of classifications of arthritis, the two most common types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s defenses break down the joints in an abnormal response. The main cause is simple heredity.
Seen more frequently than rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis is the wearing down of the cartilage that buffers the bones within joints. It usually develops gradually over time. Everyday use of the body causes this process, and it is often found in the elderly. People who have used their bodies rigorously over the years are particularly prone to this condition.
- Ankles and Knees
Not only do your ankles have to support the weight of your body, but they must flex, extend, rotate and pivot in perfect, fluid motion to allow you to walk, run and jump. This is why they are very susceptible to sprains and fractures. Weak ankles are a danger that can result in further, more serious injury.
Like the ankles, the knees also bear a lot of weight, and knee pain is a common complaint.
The hip joints are subject to problems from disease, nerve entrapment, and other trauma. Hip replacements are one of the most common types of orthopedic surgery performed in the US. Many times the problem is due to issues with the sacroiliac (SI) joint, found in the pelvis. Often, patients will need another hip replacement a few years down the road when the hardware fails. However, we provide safe, simple alternatives.
Some may think that shoulder problems are limited to golfers and bowlers, but anyone who’s ever had a torn rotator cuff or a dislocated shoulder knows this simply isn’t true. Shoulder issues can be suffered by anyone who does overhead work or is unfortunate enough to be injured.
There’s nothing funny about pain in your funny bone. Tennis elbow is probably the most common difficulty suffered in the elbow area. Known medically as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is caused by repetitive use of the elbow, and is not restricted to athletes.
Carpal tunnel syndrome has reached epidemic proportions in the US, largely as a result of our modern lifestyle. Even if you don’t have a “physical” job, chances are that you repeatedly flex and extend your wrists through the day by typing, whether for work or just too much time on Facebook. These repetitive motions cause carpal tunnel syndrome, which is an entrapment of the median nerve in the arm and wrist. Carpal syndrome causes numbness, pain and tingling in the hand, wrist and fingers. Advanced cases can even result in dis-coordinated finger movements.
Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment
Depending on where your pain is and the severity of it, our providers will tailor treatment to your needs.
Treatment options are...
- Chiropractic Care
- Physical Therapy
- Massage therapy
Questions? Contact 513-863-2273 or Christina@hamiltonhealth.us