Joint pain is common and can make it difficult to perform certain tasks. However, if the discomfort is not treated, it can become chronic and lead to further complications. At Performance Health Chiropractic in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, MI, we provide various treatments that can reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. To learn more about the causes of joint pain, we invite you to keep reading!
Common Causes of Joint Pain
Joint pain can occur due to a variety of causes. One common cause of the discomfort is misalignment. Along with that, arthritis that develops as you age can lead to inflammation and pain. You may also have pain due to strain or an overuse injury. Lack of exercise and obesity can also cause discomfort in your joints and reduce your mobility.
Chiropractic Treatments for Joint Pain
At our practice, we utilize several treatments to provide pain relief without medication or surgery. Some techniques our chiropractor uses include:
Our chiropractor will most likely begin treatment with a chiropractic adjustment. We will adjust your spine and any joints in the body that are out of alignment. When your body is not aligned, it puts extra strain on other areas. Not only that, but since your body also can’t function normally, you can experience pain and an injury. Proper alignment can relieve pain, reduce your risk of injury, and improve your range of motion.
Laser therapy can provide joint pain relief. A low-level laser, also known as a cold laser, is used to penetrate deep into your tissues and can help your body heal naturally. This therapy also eliminates pain, reduces inflammation, and increases blood flow in the affected region. The treatment can help speed up the recovery process as well.
Massage can provide more than just relaxation. If you have tense muscles, the discomfort can cause joint pain. Massage therapy can release the muscle tension and relieve your pain. It also improves blood flow and reduces inflammation.
Therapeutic exercises allow you to take an active role in your treatment. Our chiropractor will decide which exercises are helpful for you and teach you how to do them. Then, you'll continue to do these exercises at home. The movements can strengthen weak muscles, increase your flexibility, reduce pain over time, and decrease your risk of injury in the future.
Lifestyle and Nutrition Advice
We may also recommend that you make changes to your diet or lifestyle. Our chiropractor can suggest supplements that you can take, certain foods to avoid, and starting an exercise program. These changes can help you meet your overall health goals and help relieve your joint pain.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are suffering from joint pain that is affecting your daily life, let our team at Health Chiropractic in Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti, MI, help. We offer a range of treatments, including chiropractic adjustment, corrective exercises, and massage therapy, to help you heal. To schedule your appointment, call us at (734) 929-4523 today!