When joints always hurt, you may not be able to maintain your active lifestyle. To relieve chronic joint stiffness and pain, Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and Janel Jones, PT, DPT, offer customized physical therapy programs at Apex Wellness, based in Newark, New Jersey, and Kansas City, Kansas. The providers work closely with you to increase joint flexibility and preserve your long-term joint function. If you need relief from chronic joint pain, request an appointment online or by calling Apex Wellness today.
Your joints are made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue that work together to help you move. While any joint can become painful, joint pain often affects your knees, elbows, shoulders, and the joints of your spine.
Some of the most common causes of chronic joint pain include:
Joint pain can start after an accident, like a fall or sports injury. You may be at increased risk for developing chronic joint pain as you get older and the structures of your joint begin to change.
When over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories aren’t enough to relieve joint pain, you should schedule an evaluation at Apex Wellness.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Patel also recommend an evaluation if you notice swelling in your joints or if they feel tender or warm to the touch. The doctors take time to review your medical history and lifestyle to pinpoint the cause of your pain, and they also evaluate the function of your joints, testing your flexibility and strength.
To decrease your chronic pain and improve the mobility of your joint, the doctors create a custom physical therapy program. This program focuses on strengthening the muscles that support your joint and on increasing your joint flexibility.
During your physical therapy session, you may engage in certain exercises to improve joint function and ice or heat therapy to relieve stiffness, inflammation, and pain.
Dr. Patel and Dr. Jones design your program based on your individual needs and your abilities. As you continue working through your program, you can expect an increase in your ability to do certain exercises to prevent additional pain and inflammation.
Based on your progress at each session, the doctors can determine how long you need to participate in therapy. They also provide comprehensive wellness services to enhance your nutrition and help you lose weight. Maintaining a healthy weight relieves unnecessary pressure on your joints and can preserve their long-term function.
If you’re limited by chronic joint pain and immobility, schedule a consultation at Apex Wellness by using the online booking feature or by calling the office.
*Physical therapy services are provided and determined by state and practitioner. Services are determined upon screening.