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Joint Pain Relief Q & A

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How do the Joints Work?

The joints acts as connectors for the bones, the muscles, and the ligaments. Joints are found in many different areas of the body, including the fingers, the knees, the hips, and the neck. There are 3 types of joints in the body: The stable joints that don't move (Fibrous joints,) the joints that have some movement but which don't move freely (the Cartilaginous joints,) and the joints that have free movement (the Synovial joints.) Healthy joint function is essential if people are to have normal movement. When joints like the hip and knee joints, sometimes called the weight bearing joints, have problems like inflammation it can even result in movement restriction and major pain.

Why Does Joint Pain Happen?

There may be a number of causes of joint pain. One of the most frequent causes of joint issues is obesity. The weight bearing joints are designed to bear only a certain load, and when a person is seriously overweight or obese those joints are required to bear far more than they are intended to. This can lead to inflammation, swelling, and eventual breakdown of the joint. Sometimes the reason for joint pain is a disease or condition, for example, many people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis suffer from chronic joint pain. In some cases, the reason for joint pain is a short-term injury like a sprain or strain. No matter why the joint pain develops, joint pain relief is possible with chiropractic care.

What Can Chiropractic Care do For Joint Pain?

Chiropractic care is a unique approach to joint pain because it's designed to deal with the pain directly at the place it originated. Other types of care are often focused simply on relieving the symptoms while leaving the root cause of the pain intact. Dr. Allen will work with the patient to uncover the origin of the joint pain and will gently perform spinal adjustments and other targeted adjustments that can provide fast pain relief. This will also help the patient get their normal joint movement back.