In the United States, arthritis — a leading cause of joint pain — affects more than 52 million people, and it’s often age-related. If you live in San Jose, California, or a nearby neighborhood, Ross Ali, DC, of Aloha Health Center, provides natural relief from joint pain, including knees, shoulders, and elbows, for patients of all ages. He specializes in treating joint pain that results from sports injuries and overuse, including tennis elbow, so you can get back in the game without pain. Request an appointment online, or call the friendly office staff.
Joint Pain Q & A
What causes joint pain?
Arthritis is one of the leading causes of joint pain and affects adults over 40 years old. Osteoarthritis, a wear-and-tear condition, often causes knee pain after years of playing sports or as a result of your profession. Other common causes of joint pain include:
- Bursitis (joint inflammation)
- Cartilage breakdown
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sprains and injuries
You can experience joint pain in any joint, but it’s most common in your knees, elbows, wrists, hips, and shoulders. Dr. Ali has extensive experience diagnosing and treating joint conditions, including tennis elbow and other sports injuries.
What types of joint pain symptoms should I not ignore?
If you injure a ligament or tendon and you experience joint pain that doesn’t go away, or if you have unexplained symptoms, you shouldn’t ignore them. These symptoms include:
- Swelling and redness around a joint
- Joint tenderness
- Loss of mobility
- Joint stiffness that doesn’t go away
- Joint weakness
- Locking of a joint
When joint pain persists after an injury, because of overuse, or for no apparent reason, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali at Aloha Health Center. Dr. Ali works with all types of sports injuries, particularly ones that affect your knees, elbows, and shoulders. He determines the underlying cause of your joint pain and develops a comprehensive treatment plan that offers long-term relief and increased mobility.
How does a chiropractor treat joint pain?
Chiropractors like Dr. Ali take a natural, holistic approach to treating your joint pain. Rather than prescribing medications, Dr. Ali may employ gentle stretching exercises, manual manipulation of the joint, and other chiropractic methods that help reduce pain and inflammation around a joint.
When it comes to knee pain, corrective exercises combined with spinal adjustments can help alleviate discomfort and improve mobility. That’s because when Dr. Ali improves your overall posture and remedies any structural imbalances you may have in your spine, it helps align all your joints. And once your other joints are in proper alignment, they may take the pressure off your knee joints.
Dr. Ali also specializes in nutritional counseling, so if you need to lose a few pounds to take pressure off painful knee, hip, or ankle joints, he can advise you of the many benefits of a healthier diet.
You don’t have to accept joint pain as a part of life. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.