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Common Causes of Joint Inflammation and a Surprisingly Simple Solution

December 12, 2017

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You know the feeling all too well, waking up in the morning, swinging your legs out of bed, and the second that your feet hit the floor, there it is: the painful reminder that you’re not as young as you used to be. Maybe it started with that knee injury from running, or when you twisted your ankle walking down the slippery steps, or maybe your elbow is just reminding you what 20 years of playing tennis feels like. It could also be that dull ache in your joints that you’ve been trying to ignore, but won’t go away. Whatever the cause of your joint pain, please don’t be content to just live with it. There are so many pain relief options available today, and if you’re shying away from surgery, then Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa has a safe, proven solution that can provide you relief from everyday pain: joint injection therapy.

What Causes Joint Inflammation?

When your body suffers an injury – either by an accidental slip or from general wear and tear, its first reaction is inflammation, causing redness, swelling and pain. Initially the inflammation serves some important functions – pain and tenderness remind you to be more careful and protect the area from getting reinjured. However, sometimes an injury can cause tissue debris that can form hard masses over time, scarring and preventing the joint or muscle from properly healing.

Likely Causes of Joint Pain

As a general rule: sharp, severe intense pain can suggest a more severe or traumatic inflammatory reaction, likely from an injury. In contrast, a dull ache, and chronic daily pain that varies from low to moderate intensity can point toward a chronic overuse injury or arthritis. In addition to injuries like trauma or muscle strains, there are several health conditions that can cause joint inflammation. Here are a few:

  • Tendinitis

  • Arthritis

  • Connective tissue disease

  • Degenerative joint disease (DJD)

  • Miscellaneous systemic diseases

Sweet Relief!

You can relieve joint pain temporarily with different home remedies such as hot and cold treatments, a heating pad to warm and relax muscles, as well as supplements and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. The bad news is that the pain relief will return, and those temporary remedies will need to be repeated daily. Now, if I told you that you could have joint pain relief for six months or longer, so that you could be active again, and move throughout your day pain-free – and that all it would require would be a shot, would you be interested? Of course you would! Cortisone injections for treating muscle and joint inflammation is becoming very popular – it’s also extremely safe and easy to perform.

Injections can be made in these areas:

  • Hip joint

  • Shoulder, elbow and hand

  • Knee, ankle and foot

  • Sacroiliac joint and coccyx

  • Facet joints of the spine

What Happens During Treatment?

Your doctor will carefully evaluate your condition, look at your past health history, as well as perform a physical exam. If you opt for joint injection therapy, the great news is that the injection itself only takes a few minutes, while the procedure takes 45 minutes or less, and is performed as an outpatient procedure. Most patients can walk around immediately afterward, however, your injection site will be numbed, so to be safe, you should make arrangements to have someone drive you to and from the appointment. You should notice a marked improvement in your joint pain two to seven days after the injection, and it will last for several months.

If you’re suffering from chronic joint pain, and haven’t found lasting relief from home remedies or over-the-counter medicine, then it may be time to consider a longer-lasting solution. Please contact Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa today for more information on how joint injection therapy can get you back on the road to a pain-free, active lifestyle.

 

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