Joint Disorders2018-11-29T18:57:51+00:00

Joint Disorders

What are Joint Disorders?

The joints are parts of the body where two or more bones come together for movement. Examples of joints in the body are knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders. There are many injuries and diseases that affect the joints’ abilities to move properly without pain.

Treatments for joint disorders can include anything from rest and exercise to medications and even surgery or full replacements.

Treatment for joint disorders

The treatment we select for your joint disorder depends on the disorder itself and the cause. Sports injuries are usually treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (referred to as RICE). This often reduces the pain, swelling, and speeds up the healing process.

Other treatments used to treat joint pain and disorders include pain medications, limitation of movement for healing, rehab, movement therapy, and more. Surgery is sometimes recommended when the case is severe and cannot be resolved any non-surgical way.

When it comes to arthritis and other diseases, joint replacement surgery can be recommended to completely remove the joint and replace it with a new one.

Different types of joint disorders:

Arthritis

To put it simply, arthritis is the inflammation of a joint in the body that causes pain, stiffness, lack of motion, inflammation, and/or swelling. Over time, the joints can be severely damaged by arthritis, becoming permanently less flexible and moveable.

Bursitis

There are fluid-filled sacs in the body that are meant to cushion the movement of the joints. In the case of bursitis, these sacs become inflamed, causing pain and restricting movement.

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that affects a single point or small joint on the body. This can be anything from an entire foot down to a single toe joint but can cause immense pain that can stop you in your tracks and limit your movement.

Dislocations

Injuries can force the ends of the joints out of their socket, causing them to need relocation.

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