Various conditions can cause joint pain, and it can feel different for each person. Sometimes it’s a grating, bone-on-bone pain. Sometimes it’s the inability to straighten, extend, or bend the joint as you normally would, hindering daily life. Sometimes it’s a sharp, acute, or burning pain.
Whichever type of joint pain you have, however severe the pain is, chances are, it’s taking a toll on your physical abilities and activities. Whether you can no longer reach above your head, walk up the stairs, or chase after your grandkids, the effects of joint pain can be life-altering, and unfortunately, traditional medicine usually doesn’t have a treatment solution aside from pharmaceuticals or surgery. Luckily, there are alternative, non-invasive therapies available for many patients suffering from joint pain.
Some of the most common causes of joint pain are:
Osteoarthritis – A degenerative disease often seen in knees and other joints, osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage inside the joint that protects the bones and prevents bone-on-bone contact. As this disease worsens, the pain can become terrible, rendering everyday motions unbearable.
Inflammation-related diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, lupus, gout, tendinitis, and more) – With inflammation, the tissue swells inside and around the joint, which presses on nerves and damages the tissue present. The pain from each of these diseases ends up feeling similar, as they all share the common denominator of inflammation.
Injuries (sprains, strains, torn ligaments, tendons, etc.) – When a ligament or tendon is strained, sprained, or otherwise injured, it can be an intense, sharp pain that inhibits particular movements and limits mobility.
Neuropathy, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and other neurological diseases – There are several unrelated diseases that are somewhat mysterious in nature but result in very real pain in the joints and other parts of the body.
Torn or worn cartilage
Whether from an acute injury or the wear and tear of a life well-lived, torn or worn cartilage can leave the joint unprotected on the inside, leading to terrible pain and discomfort.
Luckily, these and other types of joint pain can be treated naturally and non-invasively.
Non-Invasive Treatments for Joint Pain
At Advanced Regenerative Medicine of Idaho, we offer two main treatments for joint pain: acoustic wave therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections.
AWT – Over several treatments, small acoustic shockwaves are sent into the injured joint and surrounding tissue, which can help restore connective tissue, improve blood flow and promote an increase in collagen production.
PRP – PRP (platelet-rich plasma) utilizes the patient’s own blood to bring an infusion of platelets and other healing elements to the injured area, promoting the body’s natural recovery process, encouraging new healthy tissue growth and long-term pain relief, naturally.
Contact the team at Advanced Regenerative Medicine of Idaho today to set up your free consultation, and let’s see how we can get you out of pain and moving again.