Joint Pain Q&A
What causes joint pain?
Your joints allow your body to move and bear your weight, which puts them under a great deal of physical stress and increases your risk of injury and degenerative conditions like arthritis.
Arthritis is one of the most prevalent causes of joint pain. There are several types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis — the degenerative form of the disease — is what most people think about when they hear the word arthritis. Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage that lines the bones in your joints and reduces friction wears away. Arthritis can affect any joint in your body and causes inflammation, swelling, and pain.
Tendinitis is another common cause of joint pain, although you may be more familiar with injury-specific names for this condition, including tennis elbow or Achilles tendinitis. Your tendons are the thick bands of tissue that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendinitis usually develops with overuse and causes inflammation and pain.
Over causes of joint pain include overuse syndrome, strains, sprains and tears.
How is the cause of joint pain diagnosed?
The team at Denali Medical Center diagnoses the cause of your joint pain with a comprehensive physical exam. Your provider talks to you about your symptoms, lifestyle, and personal and family medical histories. They may ask you to walk around the office or guide you through a series of movements and gentle stretches to gauge your pain and how it affects your mobility.
Your provider may also request diagnostic imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to identify the condition causing your pain.
How is joint pain treated?
The team at Denali Medical Center provides customized treatments that address not just your symptoms, but also the underlying condition causing your pain. They often prescribe RenuO2 oxygenated vitamin injections. RenuO2 is noninvasive and virtually risk-free.
These injections stimulate your body’s natural healing ability. Your provider delivers an injection that’s been infused with oxygen and nutrients to flood your painful joint with everything it needs to generate new cells and heal the injury or condition causing your pain.
RenuO2 is often an effective treatment for joints and other parts of the body that don’t benefit from an independent blood supply. The injection stimulates blood supply, boosting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your damaged tissues.
If you’re living with joint pain, call Denali Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today for customized treatments to relieve your symptoms and heal your body.
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