Joints refer to where bones in the body meet with other bones and are held together with connective tissues. Joints are critical for movement. When injury or conditions affect the joint, pain can occur. This pain is typically felt as achy or stiffness when trying to move. Joint pain is most often experienced in the major, more used joints such as knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows, and wrists.
Joint pain can be caused by conditions such as arthritis or tendonitis. It can also be caused by factors such as prior injury or excess weight putting pressure on the joints. Recommended treatments include topical creams, exercise, physical therapy, medications, and in some cases surgery to fix or replace.
If you or a loved one experiences chronic pain in the joints know that help is possible. The team at Schneck can provide treatment options to help regain movements and activity in the joints. Reach out to our orthopedic joint specialists.