Although you may be able to manage your joint pain with at-home care, the team at NJ Spine and Wellness may help if your pain worsens or affects your ability to carry out your usual activities.
Common Causes of Joint Pain
There are numerous kinds of arthritis, each with its unique cause. The most common types of arthritis include:
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the cartilage that cushions your joints, most frequently occurring in your hands, knees, hips, and spine.
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops in people with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that triggers your skin cells to multiply rapidly, leading to red, scaly patches on the skin.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory, autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system attacks and destroys tissues in your joint. Over time, this joint inflammation can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity.
Symptoms of Joint Pain
Your arthritis symptoms will vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of your joint damage. Common symptoms include:
- Pain and tenderness
- Joint stiffness
- Grinding or clicking sensation when moving
- Loss of flexibility
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to seek treatment at NJ Spine and Wellness. Getting early treatment for your arthritis may prevent health complications in the future.
You may be more susceptible to developing a type of arthritis if you have one or more of the following:
- Family history
- Age (50+)
- Previous joint injury
- Tobacco use
Treatments for Joint Pain
When seeking treatment for joint pain at NJ Spine and Wellness, we will first conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment options. Your treatment plan may include the following: