Joint pain is a common ailment that can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common causes of joint pain are arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. Joint pain can also be caused by injury, infection, or a buildup of uric acid crystals.
The traditional treatments for joint pain include medication, physical therapy, and surgery.
However, chiropractic care at Chiro Partners in Clayton can also be an effective treatment for joint pain. We utilize a variety of techniques to relieve joint pain, including adjustments, massage, and electrical stimulation.
Joint Pain and Age
The older we get, the more wear and tear our bodies experience. This is especially true for our joints, which are constantly in use. Over time, the cartilage that cushions our joints begins to break down, and the bones rub together, causing pain.
In addition, the natural production of collagen and other lubricating fluids decreases as we age, making our joints less lubricated and more susceptible to damage and pain. And finally, as we age, we lose muscle mass and bone density, which can also contribute to joint pain.
Even though it is impossible to stop the wear and tear that happens to your joints as you age, you certainly can slow down the damage. Chiropractic care is able to help you improve the health of your joints and therefore reduce pain.