About 25% of adults with arthritis experience severe joint pain, and many others suffer joint pain because of hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, lupus, or other chronic conditions. If joint pain makes ordinary movements extraordinarily difficult, Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, in Selma, Texas, can help. The expert providers offer physical evaluations, testing, and comprehensive treatments in the office, giving you full-scale care in one place. Book your appointment online or call the office today.
Joint Pain Q & A
What causes joint pain?
There are a large number of joint pain causes, such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint inflammation (bursitis)
- Nervous system dysfunction (chronic regional pain syndrome)
- Joint dislocation
- Gonococcal arthritis
- Lyme disease
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Septic arthritis
Joint pain usually, but not always, starts in the bones that compose the joint. It may also occur within the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other tissues connected to the joints.
When should I seek medical care for joint pain?
Reach out to Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, as soon as possible if your joint pain:
- Starts suddenly
- Includes significant swelling
- Features apparent changes in your joint
- Includes joint warmth
- Includes redness or other skin discoloration
- Persists for more than a day or two
- Interferes with your ability to move
While it's one of the most common kinds of pain, joint pain isn't a normal aspect of aging. There's no reason to suffer from debilitating joint pain because Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, offers a range of highly effective solutions.
How is joint pain diagnosed?
Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, has diagnostic equipment on-site for full physical evaluations. They also offer in-office lab services like blood testing to determine the reason you're having joint pain.
Your provider discusses all your symptoms, lifestyle, goals, and general health with you at length to determine the precise cause of — and solution for — your pain.
How is joint pain treated?
The treatment for joint pain can vary with the triggering condition or disease, the intensity of your pain, and how the pain impacts your life. Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, offers both traditional and alternative care, including conservative and more advanced options.
Initial treatment may include options like the HOCATT™ platinum medical sauna, osteopathic medical manipulation, acupuncture, oral medication, hormone replacement therapy, intravenous (IV) therapy, and nutritional supplements.
If you have chronic joint pain that doesn’t improve with conservative care, you could benefit from joint injections. Injections may include a local anesthetic, steroid, or healing substances like ethically sourced stem cells.
Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, can help you beat joint pain for good. For comprehensive joint pain care in one convenient location, click the online scheduling link or call the office.