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Joint Pain Specialist

Advanced Wellness Center

Physical Therapists & Pain Management Specialists located in Woodridge, IL

More than 63 million Americans live with chronic joint pain. Whether it’s hip, knee, shoulder, or some other form, the experienced interdisciplinary team at Advanced Wellness Center can help. They offer wide-ranging treatment approaches, including physical therapy, massage, and joint injections, in the Woodridge, Illinois, office. Use the online booking button or call the office to arrange your appointment now.

Joint Pain Q&A

Why do I have joint pain?

There are about 350 joints in your body, and you can experience pain in any of them. In most cases, the larger joints — namely, your knees, hips, shoulders — are more likely to cause pain. You can also experience pain in small, frequently used joints like the elbows, ankles, and wrists. 

Some of the most common causes of joint pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Bursitis 

In some cases, joint pain comes on suddenly, especially after an accident or injury. But, most joint pain grows over time. It may occur only occasionally at first but can soon become a daily and highly frustrating source of frustration and discomfort. 

How is joint pain diagnosed?

The providers at Advanced Wellness Center start with a physical exam. They check for telltale signs of joint problems, such as swelling, tenderness, warmth, or stiffness. 

Describing your symptoms — including the exact areas where you hurt, the times when you're in pain, and any other specifics you can share — are very helpful in making a diagnosis. 

You may need imaging tests like X-rays to look for changes in and around your joint as part of your diagnosis. In some cases, you may need blood tests or other lab testing, as well. 

This diagnostic process can help to differentiate between joint problems and other non-joint issues like heel pain from plantar fasciitis and wrist pain from carpal tunnel syndrome. 

How is joint pain treated?

At Advanced Wellness Center, your joint pain treatment includes a combination of personalized, noninvasive treatments. The team uses modalities that may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Nonsurgical spinal decompression
  • Vibration therapy
  • Rapid release technology
  • Medical massage
  • Bracing
  • Custom orthotics
  • SoftWave therapy
  • Regenerative medicine like platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Large joint injections
  • Hyalgan® hyaluronic acid injections for knee joints 

The Advanced Wellness Center approach to joint pain relief empowers your body to heal from the inside. This can lead to not only rapid symptom relief but also a greatly improved quality of life. 

If joint pain, stiffness, soreness, and other disruptive symptoms hold you back from a full and active life, Advanced Wellness Center can give you solutions, not surgery. Learn more about how innovative treatments can help by calling the office or scheduling through online booking now.