Best Treatment Options for Joint Pain

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Arthritis and joint pain are the most common conditions we treat at PPOA. This condition is prevalent in about 30% of U.S. adults aged 45 to 64 and climbs to close to 50% for those 65 and older. However, we believe that many more people experience arthritis in their life and simply don’t report it to their physician because they believe nothing can be done. 

Chronic pain is not normal, and it does not have to affect your life negatively forever. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms in your joints, there is likely a treatment available for you with PPOA

  • Constant joint pain or stiffness
  • Joint pain that worsens due to weather, time of day, or during simple activities that should not cause pain
  • Stiffness, tingling, or numbness in the joints or extremities
  • Swelling in the joints
  • Joint pain from an injury that lasts beyond average recovery time
  • Symmetrical joint pain

These are all common signs of arthritis and other joint conditions that may develop into chronic pain. If these symptoms persist after an injury or cannot easily be explained, you may be developing arthritis. PPOA is here to help you remedy your joint pain so you can go back to living an active lifestyle pain-free. Below are just a few of the options we provide: 

Physical Therapy and At-Home Practices

Typically, our first step is the least invasive options – physical therapy and lifestyle changes. If your joint pain is caused by poor posture, work-related stress, obesity, or poor healing of an old injury, we guide you through exercises and alterations that can heal joint pain. Even if these remedies are not our only step, they are typically included in the treatment plan to help you relieve pain and prevent worsening of the condition. 

Medications and Injections

For joint pain due to injury or another temporary condition, we often prescribe topical treatments, medications, or injections to reduce pain and swelling and expedite the healing process. While we try to avoid these as long-term solutions to prevent dependency on medication, we believe that all solutions should be utilized to ensure immediate and quick relief of your symptoms. 

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a novel treatment that uses your stem cells to help repair damaged joints. This long-term solution allows the body to improve naturally without extended medication use or invasive procedures. It can help treat and prevent the progression of arthritis and is a favorite among patients because of its incredible results. 

Surgical Intervention

In cases of severe arthritis or joint pain due to injury, surgery may be your best option for long-term relief. Conditions like carpal tunnel and other injury-related chronic conditions may require these sorts of interventions due to the severity of the injury and difficulty repairing it. While surgery may seem like an undesirable option, the experience at PPOA is unlike other hospitals. We provide one-on-one care and ensure your stay is as quick and comfortable as possible. Surgery can be scary, but at PPOA, you are in excellent hands. 

PPOA helps patients across the U.S. find lasting relief for joint pain. If you are experiencing daily pain or joint discomfort that gets in the way of work and play, give your local clinic a call to learn what options are suitable for you.