Joint Pain Specialist Q&A
There are many non-surgical pain relief treatments out there, but only the top ones are offered here at Renew Health in Katy, TX. We are conveniently located at 456 Park Grove Dr, Katy, TX 77450. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
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Are you aching from joint pain? You’re not alone. Millions of people across the United States suffer from joint pain every day. This can affect their mobility and quality of life. That is why at Renew Health, we aim to remedy your joint pain with proven measures to relieve pain and get you back to your pain-free self, so you can live life again!
Joint pain is a common ailment among adults and can include aches and soreness in the areas where your bones meet. Pain in the joints occurs when an injury or disease affects the connective tissues between the bones. The tissues of the joints that cause pain include ligaments, cartilage, muscles, bones, and tendons. A wide variety of conditions are associated with joint pain, such as arthritis, infection, diseases, and injuries to the joint area. Knees, shoulders, and hips are among the most common body areas affected by joint issues. Older adults more frequently suffer from joint pain than younger people do.
Nearly any joint in the body can be affected by pain. Levels of discomfort vary from mild and short-term (acute) to debilitating and chronic. Fortunately, there are many options available to manage joint pain.
Depending on the source of your pain, treatment options may include:
– Medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (like aspirin or ibuprofen)
– Muscle relaxants and other prescription medications
Topical agents (creams)
– Injections like steroid medications, and synthetic joint fluids
– Physical therapy, including exercise, weight loss and heat and cold therapy
– Alternative treatments include supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments and/or yoga
What is the latest treatment for knee pain?
Recently, there have been many progressions in the medical sector to treat joint and knee pain, including:
Hyaluronic Acid or Hyaluronate Injections — Also referred to as viscosupplements, this treatment tries to restore synovial fluid, which is a substance that helps lubricate joints.
Plasma Injections — This treatment involves a blood sample, which is then spun in a centrifuge to pull out your blood’s platelets and plasma. When injected back into the joint, the concentrated mixture contains substances that could help promote healing.
How can I heal my joints without surgery?
There is a multitude of ways to relieve joint pain and even heal joints without the need for surgery.
Anti-inflammatories — These include oral over-the-counter pain medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. There are also many natural anti-inflammatory supplements, such as fish oil and turmeric. The most important thing is to get a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and to avoid any saturated fat, any processed foods, and, particularly, any processed sugar.
Injections — There are several injections that are commonly used. Corticosteroid injections have been shown to be effective for about 40 percent of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. They typically work best with patients who are experiencing pain and swelling, as these injections quiet down the inflammatory response.
Exercise — The benefits extend beyond weight loss. Exercises that strengthen the quadriceps (on the fronts of the thighs) and the glutes (the muscles in your behind, which help control the movement of your hips), will assist in alleviating knee pain.
If you are suffering from joint pain, don’t let it get you down! At Renew Health, we have experts that will help you take care of all kinds of joint pain and get you back on track to feeling your best! Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online! We serve patients from Katy TX, Brookshire TX, Houston TX, Richmond TX, Fulshear TX, Sealy TX, Pattison TX, and Cypress TX.