Your joints support your body’s mobility and flexibility. Arthritis and joint pain may affect your mobility and your ability to manage day-to-day responsibilities. Yong Park, DC, is a chiropractor and pain management specialist at Park Brothers Pain Clinic who uses innovative chiropractic tools and alternative therapies to ease arthritis and joint pain. To get relief from your pain, call the office Glenview or Schaumburg, Illinois, or schedule an appointment online today.
Arthritis and joint pain are conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis is a general medical term that describes inflammation, stiffness, and pain in a joint. There are many types of arthritis.
Joint pain refers to any discomfort that affects a joint. The pain may be dull and achy or sharp and severe, depending on the cause.
Dr. Park at Park Brothers Pain Clinic is a pain management expert who takes a holistic approach to care. He uses alternative therapies that focus on healing the underlying cause of your arthritis or joint pain to reduce discomfort and restore mobility.
There are more than 100 types of arthritis. The common types that cause joint pain include:
OA is a degenerative form of arthritis that develops from the gradual wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the bones in the joint. This is the most common type of arthritis and cause of joint pain.
RA is an autoimmune disease. People with RA have joint pain and inflammation because their immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues in the joint.
Reactive arthritis is a type of joint inflammation that occurs from an infection.
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis common in people with psoriasis, which is a skin condition that triggers an overproduction of skin cells. However, you don’t have to have psoriasis to have psoriatic arthritis.
There are many conditions that might cause joint pain. In addition to arthritis, you may develop joint pain from an injury or overuse. Common causes of joint pain include:
You can develop pain in any joint. However, joint pain most often affects the more mobile joints, such as the ankles, knees, hips, spine, hands, and shoulders.
Dr. Park takes a holistic approach to care. When it comes to arthritis and joint pain, he customizes your treatment plan based on the location and severity of your discomfort.
Treatment may include:
Dr. Park’s treatment plan focuses on reducing pain and promoting your body’s natural healing powers. His goal is to help you get as much relief as possible from your arthritis or joint pain so you can get back to doing the things you love.
To get help for your arthritis and joint pain, call Park Brothers Pain Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.