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Signs Your Joint Pain Might Be Serious

Arthritis-related joint pain affects millions of Americans. More than 50 million Americans (approximately 1 in 4) suffer from some form of arthritis. But arthritis is just one of the conditions that can cause problems for your joints. 

While an occasional bout of joint pain and stiffness is usually not serious and is common as you get older or if you’re highly active, you shouldn’t ignore recurring or chronic joint pain. 

If you’re suffering from and worried about your joint pain, we can help. At New Hampshire Regenerative Center LLC in Manchester, our integrative medicine doctors and specialists offer treatment for pain and musculoskeletal injuries. 

What you need to know about joint pain

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain across the body, but it’s not the only source. Temporary inflammation from strains or overuse injuries can also cause pain and stiffness in your knees, shoulders, hands, elbows, and wrist joints. 

Depending on the cause and severity, some forms of joint pain eventually clear up on their own once the inflammation is gone and the injury has healed. As a rule, you should always seek treatment if you develop pain after an injury or if the pain doesn’t respond to self-care and persists beyond a week or two.

When left untreated, joint injuries and conditions like arthritis can cause permanent damage that results in chronic pain and mobility issues that can affect your health and quality of life. 

In addition to pain, symptoms like swelling, redness, tenderness, and limited range of motion are signs that you should seek medical treatment for your joint pain.

Other possible causes of joint pain include:

Without an accurate diagnosis, you can’t be sure what is causing your joint pain, which can put your health at risk, depending on the underlying cause. Once we’ve identified the source of your joint pain, we develop a customized treatment plan to manage your pain, improve your mobility, and address additional health problems. 

Boost your immune system with B12 injections

A strong immune system is the key to a healthy body, and your joints are no exception. A healthy diet and regular exercise help to keep your immune system functioning properly, but sometimes diet alone isn’t enough to get essential nutrients and vitamins like B12. 

Some joint disorders like rheumatoid arthritis are autoimmune disorders, which develop when the immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy tissue and organs. 

Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common, especially with age, and can result in a number of symptoms such as fatigue, balance problems, anemia, numbness and tingling in the extremities, and joint pain. Since getting enough B12 from food can be difficult, B12 injections make it possible to prevent a deficiency, especially if you suffer from arthritis.

Joint pain may be common, but it’s not inevitable, and you don’t have to settle for living with pain, stiffness, or limited mobility. For more information about our pain management, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services, contact us at New Hampshire Regenerative Center LLC today to schedule an appointment at our clinic in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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