Joint pain is the sensation of discomfort or soreness in a joint or joints of the body. Joints are the spaces or areas where two or more bones meet, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Joint pain can occur with or without movement and can be severe enough to limit movement. People may describe joint pain as discomfort, inflammation, increased warmth or burning, soreness, stiffness, or pain.

The joints allow our bones to move. They are made up of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bursas (fluid-filled sacs that help cushion the joint), and the synovial membrane (lining of the joint capsule that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate the joint). Any of the structures in a joint can become irritated or inflamed in response to a variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders or conditions.

Joint pain may last briefly or it may be chronic, which is defined as lasting more than three months. Joint pain has many causes. Sudden joint pain can be due to a mild muscle or ligament sprain, bursitis, or a dislocation. Chronic joint pain can be a symptom of serious and even life-threatening conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, leukemia, or bone cancer.

Related Conditions

arthritisArthritis Osteoarthritis (OA)   Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease affects some 27 million Americans. OA is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage – the part of a joint that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement. As cartilage deteriorates, bones begin to rub against one another which can result in stiffness and pain.

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Related Therapies

 

Prolozone

Prolozone is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Shallenberger. It’s excellent for all forms of muscular- skeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injury, degenerative arthritic hips and knees, degenerative discs, and shoulder and elbow pain.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Frequency Specific Microcurrent provides a mechanism to restore in organisms energy that is been adversely impacted by injury, toxins, infection, inflammation, or stress even when other treatments have failed.

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