With 360 joints in the body, it’s no surprise that Dr. Nikesh Seth and his team regularly treat a number of joint complaints and injuries. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in offering a variety of alternative and natural treatments for pain management and relief. Determining why your joints hurt is the first step, and there are a number of possibilities.
One of the most common causes of joint pain is OA – or osteoarthritis. It can be caused by injury, age, or obesity. It’s marked by joint stiffness and pain and can be found in virtually any joint. Sometimes lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, can alleviate or stop the pain. Otherwise, there are a number of treatment options available.
2. Rheumatoid arthritis.
The second most common type of arthritis can also cause joint pain. RA occurs when the immune system mistakenly targets the joint linings. RA can occur in nearly any joint but can also affect the heart, nerves, skin, lungs, blood, and nerves. RA requires medical intervention.
This type of inflammation of the bursa sac (located between bone, muscles, skin, and/or tendons) can cause rubbing and friction in the body. It’s usually caused by repetitive motions or serious injuries. Age is also a factor. As bursa sacs get older, they can’t tolerate the stress of rubbing as easily as they used to.
It used to be called the “rich man’s disease” because gout is linked to a diet high in meat, but it can actually happen to anyone. Gout is another type of arthritis caused by an excess of uric acid crystals in the joint. This acid is in charge of breaking down purines, which are found in many foods. A change in diet along with natural pain management is often recommended.
Sprains occur when the ligaments that connect bone to bone are frayed or torn. They can happen in nearly any joint and recovery time depends on location and severity.
No matter what type of joint pain you have, relief is possible. Get in touch with Integrated Pain Consultants and make an appointment for your joint pain consultation.