Joint Pain

Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Interventional Pain Management located in Palos Heights, IL

Joint Pain

While a common cause of chronic pain, you don’t have to live with joint discomfort. At Great Lakes Health & Wellness in Palos Heights, Illinois, board-certified chiropractor Mary Peterson, DC, and her skilled team offer highly effective joint pain solutions that restore musculoskeletal structure, body functions, and quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to achieve holistic joint pain relief. 

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain may develop in any of your joints, including those in your spine, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and ankles. You also have joints in your fingers and toes. Joints consist of bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, and other tissues. Joint pain may appear because of an injury, disease, or age-related wear. Great Lakes Health & Wellness offers natural treatments.

What does joint pain look like?

Joint discomfort may present as:

  • Aching
  • Burning 
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning discomfort 
  • Bruising
  • Weakness
  • Dislocation
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion 
  • Limited mobility 
  • Warmth

The discomfort might come and go or be long lasting. It may progressively get worse over time when not addressed. See the Great Lakes Health & Wellness team at the first sign of joint problems. 

What may increase the risk of joint pain?

While the exact cause of joint pain isn’t always clear, the following factors may increase your risk of experiencing it:

  • Sprains
  • Dislocation
  • Improper footwear
  • Carrying excess weight
  • Family history of joint pain problems
  • Falls
  • Playing sports
  • Overtraining
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation 
  • Tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Congenital joint deformities
  • Nerve damage
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Strains

Adopting healthy habits, maintaining an ideal weight, training for sports properly, and wearing proper footwear may reduce your chance of joint discomfort.

How is the cause of joint pain diagnosed?

Diagnosing the cause of joint pain often includes reviewing your medical history and symptoms, a physical exam, and diagnostic testing. You may be a candidate for nerve tests, blood testing, X-rays, ultrasound, an MRI, or other imaging procedures. 

How is joint pain treated?

Great Lakes Health & Wellness offers an array of holistic joint pain treatments, including:

  • Decompression
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Diabetic shoes
  • Summus® Medical laser therapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Massage
  • Healthy lifestyle counseling 

Decompression uses a pulley system and gentle manipulation and stretching techniques to reduce pressure on squeezed nerves.

Acupuncture uses very fine needles to stimulate healing and optimize energy flow naturally.

Chiropractic adjustments offer manual manipulation techniques that correct musculoskeletal misalignment. 

You may be a candidate for multiple joint pain treatments to ensure long-lasting relief. Your provider follows up as needed to complete repeat treatments. 

Schedule a joint pain consultation at Great Lakes Health & Wellness by phone or online today.