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What is Joint Pain? How Can I Treat It?

Joint Pain is any pain caused around the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees: really anywhere that is a major joint in the human. When joint pain begins to irritate patients, it can cause extreme discomfort and make it difficult to complete simple tasks. Additionally, joint pain can exacerbate chronic conditions such as arthritis and lead to a need for urgent care.

So what should patients do to identify their joint pain. Also, what should you do to get treatment and manage your joint pain? What are the most effective treatments for joint pain?

Telemedicine evaluation of Joint Pain

Before considering at-home remedies or an in-person visit, it is helpful to first book a telemedicine urgent care appointment! AFC Urgent Care Warrington has recently opened telemedicine care to help patients get safe and convenient care from their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whenever patients need a convenient option for evaluating joint pain they can simply book a telemedicine visit on our website!

Common Causes of Joint Pain

Joint pain is usually caused by extreme stress and strain on the muscles and bones around primary joints. However, certain medical conditions and diseases can lead to heridatry joint pain as well. Here is a list of the main causes of joint pain:

  • Arthritis 
  • Breakdown of the cartilage in the knee 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Lupus 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Inflammation in the joints 
  • Inflammation in the tendons 
  • injury 
  • Excessive use of joints 

If you’re certain that joint pain is caused by an injury, illness, or any of the above conditions, then make sure that you visit an urgent care center for injury treatment. An urgent care center can help patients get the care they need for sudden injuries and joint pain causes!

Food options that help with joint pain

Certain types of food can help reduce joint pain before you need a visit to your urgent care provider or doctor’s office. Intake of the following foods can help reduce pain as well as inflammation of the joints that leads to pain:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Foods high in Omega fatty acids
  • Nuts and seeds

Even though some foods can help, it is crucial to find a medical provider to first evaluate the extent of your current joint pain and your current needs.

Sudden treatment and when to see the doctor

A patient that has mild pain can administer some at-home remedies to reduce immediate pain. Try using a cold or hot pack, gauze, and rest to see if the swelling or pain will go down. Usually, if pain continues to linger for a certain while then you should visit your closest doctor or medical provider. If you notice dark swelling, tenderness, redness of joints, deformity, immobility of joints, pain with fever, and persistent/chronic pain then visit an urgent care provider ASAP!

Treatment for Joint pains is available at AFC Urgent Care Warrington. Everyone including the residents of Central Bucks located around Warrington, Warminster, Doylestown, Horsham, Chalfont, and Hatboro can walk-in between 8:00AM – 8:00 PM on Weekdays and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on weekends.If you’ve had pain for more than a week, have experienced an acute episode of pain please visit today!