Joint Pain Relief Available at Mercy Family Clinic 01/21/2013 As children, we laughed while singing “the thigh bone's connected to the knee bone, the knee bone's connected to the leg bone…”. As we age however, the connections of our bones, our joints, are no laughing matter when pain is present.
Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries.
Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.
The physicians at Mercy Family Clinic – New Hampton are skilled in pain management. For people who don't find joint pain relief from oral or topical medications, the physicians at Mercy Family Clinic can inject a steroid medication directly into the joint every three months to four months. Make joint pain a thing of the past by calling Mercy Family Clinic – New Hampton at 641-394-2151.