Joint Pain

When someone says they are suffering from joint pain, what exactly does this mean? Does this mean that's someone joints are truly hurting from a serious problem? Some people might be suffering from joint pain due to issues with the bones themselves, or due to damage or pain from surrounding tissues. In any case, joint pain can be incredibly difficult to deal with and can severely lower someone's quality of life. Our joints allow us to move freely, and when you can no longer be mobile without pain, this can lead to a variety of symptoms.

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At Bluegrass Chiro, we're here to help our community members of Winchester, KY, and Elizabethtown, KY get the help they need to recover from joint pain. With the help of our chiropractor, we can help find the right treatment for your joint pain so you can get moving again and improve your overall health and quality of life.

What Causes Joint Pain?

Joint pain can have a variety of causes, including osteoarthritis, also known as wear and tear of the joint. Osteoarthritis occurs over time, or it can occur in athletes or people that use their joints excessively. Osteoarthritis is a wearing down of the cartilage between the bones. This leads to excessive friction and bone-on-bone contact, which can be incredibly painful.

Other causes include strained or sprained muscles around the joint, such as hyperextension or flexion of the knee. Still, other causes include dislocation of the bones in the joints, such as the knee cap (also known as the patella). Dislocations, injuries from sports or even auto accident injuries, and wear and tear can all lead to chronic joint pain.

How Does a Chiropractor Treat Joint Pain?

Your chiropractor will determine the root cause of your joint pain and determine whether it is caused by damaged surrounding tissues or issues with the bones themselves. They will then provide the best treatment to ease your joint pain, such as chiropractic adjustments of the extremities to help realign dislocated bones.

Massage therapy and exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles of the joint can also help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and help reduce the risk of re-injury. Only a trained chiropractor can provide the best treatment by first determining the cause of your joint pain, so it's important to get professional help right away. 

Find Relief Today at Bluegrass Chiro

Bluegrass Chiro is happy to help residents of Elizabethtown and Winchester, KY find long-lasting relief from joint pain and other musculoskeletal ailments! Call us today to schedule an appointment. Find a location near you at www.bluegrasschiro.com

We have 12 chiropractic locations across the Bluegrass state to bring you pain relief that is local and convenient. Find your closest office and click below to visit that location and learn more about your local pain relief and chiropractic team.