Joint pain is a common problem that too many people continue to suffer with. It can limit your ability to perform everyday tasks and do activities that you enjoy. Further, it can affect your movement and leave you in continuous, long-term pain. So when is enough, enough? Read on to find out when you should see a doctor for your joint pain.
What is Joint Pain and What Causes It?
Joint pain is pain resulting from damage to or deterioration of the joints, where two bones meet. Many factors can cause joint pain, including: repetitive movements, injury, poor posture, tendinitis, arthritis, or physical illness.
You should see a doctor when:
- You joint pain affects your day-to-day life
- Your pain is persistent
- You feel helpless about your pain
- You have been treating your pain solely with OTC pain relievers
- You feel like you’ve “tried everything” in terms of at-home remedies or OTC medication
Joint pain often requires actual medical treatment in order to heal and provide long-term relief. Your condition may require a combination of different treatments, such as physical therapy paired with stem cell therapy. Only a doctor can help determine the right steps to take in order to achieve a lasting solution to your joint pain. Additionally, seeing a doctor (or multiple doctors) is the best way to learn about all of the options available to you for treating your pain.
At Campbell Medical Group, we see many patients that are experiencing pain to the point that it is negatively affecting their quality of life. We work with our patients to find the right solution, often using stem cell therapy to repair and regenerate the damaged joints to restore function while reducing or eliminating pain. There’s no reason to keep living with joint pain. Talk to your doctor about your options!
If you are suffering from joint pain or other forms of chronic pain, visit our website and give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are the leading pain management clinic in the Houston area, and we would love to help you find a pain solution.