Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among American adults. By conservative estimates, 54 million adults have been formally diagnosed. If you’re experiencing joint pain and stiffness, contact expert pain management physician Robert E. Windsor, MD, at Health Plus Wellness Center in Marietta, Georgia, for an evaluation. The practice specializes in innovative pain management solutions, so you can expect effective relief.
WHAT CAUSES JOINT PAIN?
Arthritis, a chronic degenerative condition that affects bones and tissues in your joints, is often the leading cause of joint pain. Generally, wear-and-tear and autoimmune disease cause joint deterioration over time and lead to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, respectively.
But these types of arthritis aren’t the only causes of joint pain. If your joints are sore and stiff, it could be caused by:
- Trauma or injury
Sometimes, joint pain occurs because of uric acid crystals that develop in your joints. This condition, known as gout, occurs when uric acid levels get too high, possibly due to poor kidney function or having a diet that’s too high in purines (like red meat, seafood, or alcohol).
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR FOR ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN?
Our skilled team of pain management specialists at Health Plus Wellness Center encourage you to come in for an arthritis and joint pain evaluation as soon as you start experiencing discomfort. It’s particularly important to have a comprehensive evaluation if you’re noticing any of the following joint issues:
- Decreased range of motion
- Difficulty bearing weight on your foot, ankle, or leg
You should also come into Health Plus Wellness Center if your arthritis or joint pain condition becomes so severe that you have a hard time grasping objects or performing daily tasks.
Health Plus Wellness Center provides integrative treatment solutions for all types of arthritis and joint pain. After your initial evaluation, your doctor spends time talking with you about your treatment options. Some of the most effective arthritis and joint pain solutions offered include:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Topical numbing creams
- Corticosteroid injections
- Exosomes therapy
You’re involved in every step of your treatment process at Health Plus Wellness Center, so you can feel confident that you’re going to be able to recover from arthritis and joint pain and improve your quality of life.