Joint Pain Specialist

Interactive Family Clinic

Chiropractic Clinic & Family and Wellness Doctor located in Richardson, TX

Almost half of all people with arthritis experience persistent joint pain. Whether that joint pain is due to arthritis or an injury, chiropractor Sam Aljamal, DC, and his experienced team offer effective treatments. At Interactive Family Clinic in Richardson, Texas, they use holistic, integrative solutions to help you live pain-free without addictive pain medicines or invasive surgeries. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online to learn more about your joint pain treatment options.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain is discomfort at, or near, any joint in your body. Your joints are comprised of bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and cartilage. Joint pain may result from a chronic disease like arthritis or osteoporosis, or it may develop after a work, sports, or automobile injury. 

Joint pain can appear in your:

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Wrists
  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Fingers
  • Toes


Joint pain might be mild or very painful. If the discomfort lasts longer than a few days or is severe, see the specialists at Interactive Family Clinic for an evaluation. 


What are the symptoms of joint pain?

Common symptoms of joint pain include redness, swelling, tenderness, and pain when moving your joint. You might also experience a limited range of motion or problems with mobility. Some joint issues cause popping or crunching sounds when you move a joint.


What causes joint pain?

The following factors can increase your risk of experiencing joint pain:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sprains
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Repetitive stress


Your risk of developing joint pain increases if you have a family history of joint problems, are overweight, or don’t exercise regularly. 


How is joint pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of joint pain and determine the most appropriate treatment, your Interactive Family Clinic provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They examine your joints and may use blood tests, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, or other diagnostic imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis. 


What is the treatment for joint pain?

Your personalized joint pain treatment plan is based on the type of joint pain you have, its cause, and the severity of your injury. Your chiropractor may recommend one or more of the following joint pain treatments:

Injections

Your Interactive Family Clinic specialist may use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood, hyaluronic acid, or steroid injections to relieve joint pain without invasive procedures. 

Physical therapy

Stretching and exercises help strengthen joints and surrounding tissues to accelerate healing naturally. Physical therapy also helps prevent future joint problems.

Chiropractic adjustments

Your chiropractor uses a series of manual manipulation techniques to realign your spine, improve overall body functions, and relieve joint pain naturally.

Massage

Your Interactive Family Clinic specialist can use massage to break apart scar tissue, relieve muscle tension, and accelerate joint healing for pain relief. 

Other joint pain treatments

Additional joint pain treatments your doctor may recommend include cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, and other holistic pain relief options to optimize your results.

Don’t let chronic joint pain prevent you from completing everyday tasks or staying active. Request an appointment over the phone or online to get started on your treatment for joint pain today.