Chronic joint pain is a common condition that causes great discomfort and can be debilitating for those who suffer from it. This type of joint pain is most common in the knees, shoulders, and elbows, and as the word chronic suggests, it is continuous and does not go away.
In some cases, chronic pain leads to significant interference in daily activities and the inability to carry out everyday tasks such as walking, going up and down stairs, even sleep can be difficult and uncomfortable. This type of pain, which is often linked with arthritis, is becoming more common with the aging population.
If you are experiencing chronic joint pain, you are not alone. There are methods of regenerative medicine including stem cell therapy that can help you find relief from chronic pain.
What are Common Causes of Joint Pain?
Joint pain occurs where two or more bones meet, commonly in the knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and hands. The first step to dealing this type of pain is to determine the underlying cause.
Chronic joint pain can be caused by:
- Unhealthy diet
- Heavy lifting
- Repetitive movement
- Athletic activities
- Overuse of prescription medications
Arthritis is one of the most common and widespread causes of chronic joint pain. By conservative estimates, about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. This happens through joint friction, which leads to inflammation and chronic pain.
How is Joint Pain Relief Approached?
There are a variety of ways chronic joint pain sufferers can manage their symptoms, including manual therapies. Joint and tissue manipulation applies pressure to the affected areas to provide temporary pain relief.
Manipulation and adjustments can be aided with ice therapy, electric stimulation, and laser therapy for deep tissue relief. Each of these helps to relieve pressure on the joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. Traditional pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications don’t address the underlying cause of pain and shouldn’t be used as a sole method of pain relief in serious cases. In fact, they could be contributing to the degeneration.
How Would an Integrated Medical Center Help Relieve Chronic Joint Pain?
Patient care centers like Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine combine non-invasive techniques with a drug-free approach. Our integrated medical care focuses on long-term health and may include supplemental components, like nutritional intake, diet, and exercise. Simple lifestyle changes can help with overall patient health and relieve the chronic pain if arthritis or other joint pain is not yet severe.
We also offer stem cell therapy, which is a natural, noninvasive therapy that treats the cause of joint pain at its source. It offers long-term relief from knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle pain, and more.
A New Approach to Pain Relief
In addition to being experts integrative and functional medicine, Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine strives to remain up to date on leading innovations in the healthcare field. For those with chronic joint pain, this includes diving into the growing field of stem cell therapy.
This approach to regenerative medicine utilizes mesenchymal stem cells to help the body regenerate and repair damaged tissue. This is done without the need for extensive surgery, medications, or steroids.
Stem cell therapy has a unique regenerative aspect that helps patients regain mobility and find relief without extensive down time or time away from normal activity. It is not a surgery or medication so you can drive yourself to your and from your appointment. The stimulation of stem cells helps natural growth factors repair and regrow. This is especially useful for bone on bone knee pain, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative conditions, and other pain relief needs.
If this new and innovative approach sounds like the potential relief needed, sign up for our free educational seminar to learn more about how stem cells can help you or your loved one with chronic joint pain.
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