Natural Treatments for Joint Pain
Knee pain is the most common type of joint pain, but any joints in your body can be affected. The type of pain you feel may be a mild annoyance or severely debilitating.
Sometimes joint pain may go away or subside after a few days or weeks, but it can also persist for months. At Progressive Medical center, we help to identify the root cause of your joint pain and develop a treatment plan to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
What Causes Joint Pain
Joint pain can be caused by an injury, such as a sprain or strain. Sometimes injury or inflammation of a joint can cause tendinitis or bursitis. Joint pain may be linked to arthritis and muscle pain.
Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease caused by wear and tear on the joint. Athletes often have osteoarthritis because of the demands they put on their bodies.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of the immune system that ignites inflammation in the body and harms joints. Rheumatoid arthritis might also cause muscle pain.
Another condition that affects your joints is gout, a type of arthritis that you may feel first in your big toe, but it can be in any of your joints.
Sometimes, the side effect of certain medications, including antibiotics, can cause joint pain or muscle pain and may often be incorrectly diagnosed as a type of arthritis. So if you have joint pain, we know it is important to find the root cause so we can recommend the right treatment options.
Our Integrative Approach to Treating Joint Pain
Since joint pain can have many different causes, our comprehensive approach is important to find a solution for you. If your knee pain is caused by an injury, excess weight, or is a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, our approach will depend on the root cause.
An expanded blood panel and food allergy tests may be used if we think your joint pain is due to rheumatoid arthritis, but a different approach may be used for bursitis or tendonitis.
Osteoarthritis usually requires a plan to help you reduce pain and strengthen the joint. If we find out your joint pain comes from taking a certain medication, we may recommend you go through our detoxification program.
Many conventional doctors use prescription medications for pain and inflammation to reduce symptoms but these can have a negative effect on your health and sometimes can make you feel worse. These medications sometimes work by turning off the immune system which makes you vulnerable to other diseases.
Most people do not want to be on pain medications forever. At Progressive, our doctors learn about your health history, review your lab results, and develop a personalized treatment plan, not only to help you quickly relieve your symptoms, but to help you find a long-term natural solution.
Natural Treatments for Joint Pain
Whether you have knee pain, shoulder pain, or overall joint pain, we use effective, natural solutions based on our comprehensive assessment. Most people are unaware of the 4 I’s that are crucial to your health:
- Immune function
Listen to our Radio Show on the Youthification From Within.
Natural treatments for joint pain depend on the root cause
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – Joint pain associated with this type of arthritis has been linked to an underlying problem with the immune system. Therefore, we use diagnostic testing to figure out your food allergies, abnormalities in your digestive tract, and the presence of harmful bacteria. We focus on solutions that heal your immune system. Joint pain can miraculously disappear when the immune system cools off. While we take care of the root causes of rheumatoid arthritis, we can help you with natural pain relief, using the same tools that are used for osteoarthritis relief.
- Osteoarthritis – This joint disease is a result of physical damage, or wear and tear, to the joint. It causes pain and inflammation in your joints. Our natural solutions include FDA approved bioelectric medical treatments that help reduce pain, such as Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field therapy (PEMF), Matrix treatments, or BioMat. These natural therapies often require several treatments to relieve pain while Prolozone Therapy can help repair your joints. When obesity is a root cause of your arthritis, our team can help you with a sensible and effective weight loss program.
- Gout – One of the oldest forms of arthritis is called “gout” where the pain is caused by deposits of “crystals” in your joints. Our therapies for this often include changes in diet, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and bioelectric treatments.
- Tendonitis and Bursitis – Inflammation of the tendons and small sacs (bursae) of fluid in your joints can cause tendonitis or bursitis. This type of joint pain may be caused by injury, repetitive movements, infection, or immune disorders. Natural solutions may include nutritional supplements, bioelectric treatments, and prolozone therapy.
If you are not sure why you have knee pain, shoulder pain or other joint pain, then our team will find the root cause after your comprehensive health assessment. At Progressive, we understand the many reasons for joint pain and this helps us to personalize an effective treatment plan for you.
If You Would Like to Investigate Natural Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Joint Pain, Call Us Today.
If you would like to learn more about Progressive Medical Center’s integrative approach to treating joint pain along with our various non-invasive treatments, please call us. To schedule an appointment at one of our Atlanta-area locations, call 1-770-676-6000.