Medical specialties

Joint Pain

In a recent study, it was found that approximately one-third of adults have been experiencing joint pain within the past month. Among the many complaints, knee pain tops them all, followed by shoulder pain, then hip pain.

As our bodies get older, there’s a huge possibility of experiencing painful joints. This condition is extremely common, which is caused by several conditions including gout, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, sports injuries, sprains, strains, and even disease.

Painful joints affect about 16 to 20 million Americans, mostly composed of people over age 65, people who are overweight, and those who have acquired injuries or illnesses that have affected the knee joints. additionally, older women and African-American women are more at risk to have knee osteoarthritis than men.

When one says knee osteoarthritis, it refers to the disease that has developed in the joints of the knees, wherein the bone and the cartilage has broken down or have been damaged. Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to severely debilitating, so it must not be left alone. Sure it may go away after a few weeks, but it could last for weeks and even months, and should this happen, it would ruin your daily routine and other activities permanently.

The pain in your joints will greatly affect your quality of life, so it’s crucial to seek treatment right away. Before considering surgery, however, know that joint pain can be managed without using invasive procedures.

See a Physiatrist for Arthritis

A physiatrist’s job is to reduce pain and improve mobility without using surgical methods. These physicians use advanced technology to specify the cause of pain, so it can be diagnosed accurately and provide patients with treatment plans.

Some physiatrists are in the general practice of treating a wide range of symptoms and diseases, while others choose a specialty in order to treat specific conditions such as fibromyalgia or arthritis.

If a patient can tolerate exercise, it can help people with joint pain cope, maintain strength, and stay active. A rehabilitation physiatrist will design a set of exercises for you and help you lose pain if it’s necessary.

A visit with Dr. Herman is your chance to be finally free of joint pain. He will take your full medical history and perform a comprehensive medical exam in order to pinpoint the cause of your pain. Once he determines the causes, he will discuss these to you and recommend the appropriate treatment or therapy.

Dr. Herman’s goal is to preserve joint function and reduce the inflammation and your pain using a variety of the most effective treatments for joint pain.

A board-certified Plainsboro Township New Jersey Physiatrist can treat joint pain with non-invasive therapies

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