It is easy to take it for granted when your joints function properly and without pain. However, for millions of Americans, chronic joint pain significantly reduces their well-being. The team of highly trained physicians at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, with two locations in Denver, are experienced at diagnosing and treating chronic joint pain, helping their patients get back to the activities that they love. Call or book online today to learn more.

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Pain in one or more of your joints characterizes joint pain. Inflammation often causes this pain, and it can be very debilitating and lead to a significantly impaired range of motion and function for the affected joint. Unfortunately, joint pain is quite common, affecting millions of Americans. You may experience pain in any of your joints, including:

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Fingers
  • Hips
  • Feet
  • Wrists

What causes joint pain?

A wide range of factors can cause joint pain. Most cases involve inflammation in the joint tissue. However, the cause of this inflammation varies. Sports or other forms of injury such as sprains and strains can cause joint pain, as can a wide range of diseases and medical conditions. These include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Subacromial impingement syndromes

When the cause is unknown, it is important to properly diagnose your joint pain to develop a proper treatment plan. The team at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine are experts at properly diagnosing many different kinds of joint pain, providing their patients with peace of mind that they are receiving the care that they need.

What treatments are available?

If your joint pain is caused by an underlying disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, effectively treating that disease can help to alleviate your joint pain. In addition, over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or ibuprofen can help to limit pain symptoms for mild to moderate cases.

In addition, topical remedies are available that provide improvement for some people. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around a joint and improve your range of motion can be helpful, as is appropriate exercise. Losing weight can also help, as it reduces the load on all of your joints, particularly your hips and knees.

Injections of a corticosteroid, a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, can significantly reduce swelling and pain. In addition to these benefits, the reduced swelling can actually help the joint to heal faster.

The team at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine are highly experienced in collaboratively creating the best treatment plans for their patients, helping them get the relief that they need.

To learn more about joint pain treatments, call Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine or book online today to schedule your first appointment.