Joint Pain

Joint pain is the sensation of discomfort or soreness in a joint or joints of the body. Joints are the spaces or areas where two or more bones meet, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Joint pain can occur with or without movement and can be severe enough to limit movement. People may describe joint pain as discomfort, inflammation, increased warmth or burning, soreness, stiffness, or pain.

The joints allow our bones to move. They are made up of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bursas (fluid-filled sacs that help cushion the joint), and the synovial membrane (lining of the joint capsule that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate the joint). Any of the structures in a joint can become irritated or inflamed in response to a variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders or conditions.

Joint pain may last briefly or it may be chronic, which is defined as lasting more than three months. Joint pain has many causes. Sudden joint pain can be due to a mild muscle or ligament sprain, bursitis, or a dislocation. Chronic joint pain can be a symptom of serious and even life-threatening conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, leukemia, or bone cancer.

How we treat Joint Pain at LifeWorks

Prolotherapy is one of the treatments for chronic pain offered at our Clearwater clinic. It is used to treat degenerative arthritis, low back pain, torn ligaments, cartilage, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions.

Prolotherapy is a technique which requires no surgery and has no long term negative side-effect. As many as 85% to 90% of people with low back pain can get complete relief with Prolotherapy treatment. In most cases, between 1-6 treatments are required, separated by approximately 3-4 weeks. Over the course of treatment, people feel gradually decreasing pain and improvement of function.

Many Tampa Bay residents are now living pain-free because of Prolotherapy and you can too. Call 727 466 6789 today for an appointment.

Related Conditions

Arthritis

Arthritis is a term used to refer to inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. The two most well known forms of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). However, there are many forms of arthritis that are less commonly known.

 

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Related Treatments

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy was first discovered in the middle 1950’s by an orthopedic surgeon named George Hackett. Dr. Hackett noticed that many people who had chronic pain, especially pain around the joints including the low back, neck, hips and knee, had pain stemming from the ligaments and tendons that held those tissues together. In many cases the...

Prolozone Therapy

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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.
Founder and Medical Director
In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

       *Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.

 

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