Joint pain is a common complaint among people of all ages, especially the elderly. Despite how common joint pain is, several myths and misconceptions confuse patients seeking relief from their symptoms.
At Bradenton Spine and Joint, we utilize a minimally invasive treatment model for joint pain relief. Our model combines the effects of joint injections, physical therapy, and bracing for improved outcomes and pain relief.
We use GenVisc 850, which has been FDA approved since 2015, for treating osteoarthritis of the knees. Our treatment model is also covered by AARP and Federal Medicare.
The Most Common Myths About Joint Pain
1. All Joint Pain Is Arthritis
Joint pain may result from other conditions, such as bursitis, tendonitis, or other soft-tissue injuries. An expert’s evaluation will lead to the proper diagnosis and treatment.
2. You Shouldn’t Exercise
While it may seem counterintuitive to exercise when you’re in pain or experiencing inflammation, sensible exercise may actually help your joint pain. Regular exercise goes a long way toward maintaining the strength and range of motion in your joints.
3. Certain Habits Cause Joint Pain
Many people believe that habits like cracking your knuckles will eventually cause joint pain or arthritis. However, no scientific evidence supports this long-held belief. Most types of joint pain and arthritis are caused by genetics, trauma or injury, infection, and immune system malfunction.
4. There’s Nothing You Can Do To Improve Your Symptoms
While there currently isn’t a cure for joint pain caused by arthritis, there’s plenty you can do to improve your symptoms. Certain medications and lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy diet and weight and doing approved exercises, are tools that can reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis.
If you’re experiencing joint pain or inflammation, contact us to schedule a consultation. We can help you manage all aspects of joint pain so you can enjoy a better quality of life.