Joints are those parts of our body where our bones meet. Joints let the bones of our skeleton to move. Joint pain refers to discomfort, soreness and aches in any of the body’s joints. Joint pain is a common complaint. General it doesn’t require a hospital visit.
Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, tendons or bursae that are surrounding the joint. Injury can also affect the bones, cartilage and ligaments within the joint.
Treatment options of joint pain
Joint pain treatment will depend upon the cause of pain.
For moderate to severe joint pain with swelling, an over the counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen sodium can help to provide relief from pain. NSAIDs also have some side effects, potentially increasing your risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. If you’re suffering from milder pain without swelling acetaminophen can be effective.
If your pain is so severe so NSAIDs and Cox-2 medicines aren’t effective enough, your doctor might prescribe a stronger opioid medication.
- Topical Agents
Capsaicin is a substance found in chili peppers which may use as joint pain treatment to relieve joint pain from arthritis and other conditions. Capsaicin blocks those substances which helps transmit pain signals, and it triggers the release of chemicals in the body called endorphins, which block pain. Side effects of capsaicin cream include stinging or burning in the area where it is applied. Another topical option is cream containing the ingredient, methyl salicylate.
For people who don’t find joint pain relief from oral or topical medications, the doctor can inject a steroid medication directly into the infected joint every three months to four months. The procedure is really effective but temporary.
- Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is also considered as joint pain treatment as it strengthens the muscles around the joint, stabilize the joint, and improve your range of motion. The therapist will use techniques like heat or cold therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, ultrasound and manipulation.
If you are overweight then losing weight can relieve some of the pressure on your painful joints. Exercise is one effective way to lose weight but be careful to stick with low-impact exercises that won’t further irritate the joint. Bicycling and swimming are among the best exercises because both allow you to exercise your joints without putting impact on them. Swimming also relieves some of the pressure on your joints because water is buoyant .
Pain management institute is helping people to cure acute and chronic long term pain to resume a normal life style. PMI has provided many treatments like stem cell therapy and many others.
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