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Joint Pain Specialist

Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center

Kenneth Haywood, D.C

Chiropractic Clinic & Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center located in Friendswood, TX

Millions of Americans struggle with joint pain, sometimes enough pain to restrict their movement and limit their life. At Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center, Kenneth Haywood, DC, specializes in holistic body care, which includes helping people find relief from joint pain whether the problem is in their knee, hip, ankle, foot, or spine. Don’t wait to get treatment for joint pain. Seek early treatment so you can get back to enjoying life. Call the office in Friendswood, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain typically begins with problems inside the joint or when the muscles and ligaments that support the joint are injured. The top causes of joint pain include:

Knee pain

Knee pain most often occurs due to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

It’s important to get early treatment if you can’t bear weight on your knee or have extensive swelling.

Hip pain

Labral tears, hip impingement, and arthritis commonly cause hip pain. Your hip joint is also susceptible to several conditions that affect other joints, such as tendonitis, bursitis, strains, and fractures.

Foot and ankle pain

When your ankle is in pain, chances are it’s a sprain, arthritis, an Achilles tendon problem, or a pinched nerve.

Foot problems are complex because the foot has more than 30 joints that sustain an incredible amount of stress. Foot joint pain is often caused by trauma, inflammation, bursitis, arthritis, infections, and structural foot problems.

Spine pain

When the joints that connect vertebrae, called facet joints, cause pain, it’s usually due to osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease.

What other symptoms accompany joint pain?

Depending on the cause of your pain, you may have symptoms such as:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Joint stiffness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Loss of joint movement
  • Warmth around the joint

When these symptoms last several days or get worse, it’s time to schedule an evaluation and start treatment. If you keep using the joint, you may cause further damage to the joint.

How is joint pain treated?

Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center reviews your medical history and completes a thorough physical exam before creating a customized treatment plan. They may also order diagnostic imaging to verify tissue damage and inflammation inside the joint.

If you have joint inflammation, your provider may start your treatment with ice (cryotherapy) and heat (thermotherapy) to reduce the inflammation and dynamic tape to support the joint.

When your joint is healthy enough for the next step, your chiropractic care may include therapies such as:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Extremity manipulation
  • Acoustic compression therapy
  • Exercise and rehabilitation
  • Manual therapies
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Traction

Don’t wait for joint pain to get severe before seeking help. Call Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center or book an appointment online.