Joints connect bone to bone and help facilitate movement. So, it’s no surprise that when there is inflammation, swelling or damage to one or more joints, that this can affect your mobility. Joint pain is incredibly common, most commonly reported in the knees, but often impacting the shoulder, hips, ankles and feet, as well. Joint pain can occur just about anywhere in the body and may be caused by an acute condition or chronic disorder. Here at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine, we provide an integrated medicine approach to treating and managing your joint pain.
What factors can cause joint pain?
There are a wide range of conditions and health problems that can lead to acute or chronic forms of joint pain. Let’s talk about the most common causes for right now, which include:
- Traumatic injuries/accidents
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Lyme disease
How will an integrated medicine approach help my joint pain?
If you are seeking a physician for your joint pain, then chances are fairly good that you’re beyond just popping pain pills. You want to find a more all-encompassing approach to treating your joint pain. Plus, you want to find out what’s actually causing it, rather than just masking the symptoms with pain meds. Well, we’re so glad you’re here!
Here at our Charlottesville, VA, practice, we offer a wide range of integrated medicine therapies and modalities that, when combined with traditional medicine, can provide more effective and long-lasting pain relief.
When you come into our office, the first thing we will do is ask you questions about your symptoms to get a better idea of whether an injury or a disorder such as arthritis may be the cause. From there, we will perform the appropriate testing. Once a diagnosis has been made, we can create an integrated treatment approach to help you better manage your joint pain.
Here at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine, we offer a wide range of treatment options and ways to tackle your joint pain. Your treatment plan may include:
- Non-invasive Procedures
- Physical rehabilitation
- Dietary changes
- IV nutrition
- Trigger point injections
- Ice or heat therapy