Effective Strategies to Manage Chronic Joint Pain

Discover effective strategies to manage chronic joint pain at TLC Physical Therapy. Get relief from discomfort and regain mobility in New York City, Brooklyn, Staten island, and Manhattan.

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Effective Strategies to Manage Chronic Joint Pain: A Physical Therapist's Guide

In the United States over 92 million people suffer every day suffer from joint pain. The skilled team at TLC Physical Therapy commonly helps individuals with this issue, led by Jason LaMendola PT.

Understanding Chronic Joint Pain:

Chronic joint pain is characterized by persistent discomfort in one or more joints that lasts for at least 12 weeks. The most common causes of chronic joint pain include:

Osteoarthritis: This degenerative joint disease occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the lining of the joints, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Gout: A type of arthritis characterized by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, often affecting the big toe.

Injury or Trauma: Previous joint injuries can lead to long-lasting pain and decreased joint function.

Other Medical Conditions: Chronic joint pain can also result from conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, or bursitis.

Symptoms of chronic joint pain may include pain, stiffness, swelling, limited range of motion, and difficulty with everyday activities.

How to effectively manage joint pain:

Joint pain is very common and can be treated by taking anti-inflammatory medications such as Aleive, but this fix is only temporary. In order to find a long-term solution, the help of physical therapy to alleviate stiffness and strengthen joints is necessary.

If you want to return to experiencing pain-free movement, book an appointment at one of our offices in New York City to find out more.