Joint Pain Therapy Treatment in Utah
Does joint pain have you down for the count? We can help. Our goal is to get you back on your feet and doing the things you love in no time. Whether your pain comes from injury or everyday wear and tear, we can tailor a pain treatment plan that will work best for you. Our wide range of treatments help to alleviate pain associated with muscle or joint injuries, as well as pain caused by chronic conditions. For musculoskeletal pain treatment in Utah, Freedom Healthcare is your best source for progressive and aggressive treatments that will get you moving again!
Pain Treatment Areas and Solutions
Shoulder pain can result from acute injuries such as dislocations or rotator cuff sprains. Pain also results from chronic overuse injuries and osteoarthritis. Treatment options range from rest, ice and physical therapy to platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections which promote improved healing.
Stiffness, swelling, and pain in your knee can be caused by acute injury, chronic overuse injury, or osteoarthritis. Treatment for knee pain varies widely depending on the injury or condition. A simple knee brace during exercise can add stability for minor injuries, while more serious injuries may require a platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection and aggressive physical therapy. Chronic conditions such as arthritis can be treated with hyaluronic acid injections, PRP injections and physical therapy.
Many sports-related injuries heal fine on their own, but some cause lingering damage by weakening the joints or muscles, leaving them prone to re-injury. Joint disorders such as arthritis also seem to target areas of the body that have sustained an injury and can worsen with age. Proper care and management of sports injuries will help them to heal faster and prevent the development of chronic conditions. The most important principles in treating sports injuries are ice, reduced activity and proper frequent stretches. Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections to the injured tissue will promote faster and more complete healing.
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. In osteoarthritis, the surface layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows the bones under the cartilage to rub together resulting in pain, swelling, and loss of joint motion. Osteoarthritis is caused by regular wear and tear to the joints over time, making the condition more common in older people or in those who have been active in high-impact activities and sports. Obesity, traumatic injury, congenital defects, and diabetes may also contribute to the development of osteoarthritis.
Built for near constant movement, the hip comprises a cartilage-lined socket into which the ball end of the femur (thigh bone) fits snugly. This cartilage allows for smooth, wide range rotation, and cushions the shock of impact. But, as with other joints, the cartilage can wear down over time and cause pain.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Regenerative Joint Treatment
Scar tissue that’s been left behind after an injury often causes cells to stop growing. By breaking up the scar tissue with a minimally invasive procedure and increasing the flow of blood through the tissue, cells can begin to divide again, and the joint can heal itself. If an injury or condition has damaged tissue in a joint that is of a non-regenerative nature, new cells are needed for healing to take place. PRP joint treatments help to promote cell growth and speed up the healing process. Find out more about our PRP Regenerative Joint Treatment here.
The most common sites of tendonitis and bursitis are in the joints of the body. Our joints experience a lot of friction and pressure as we move. The tendons and bursa sacs here are more prone to injury. Minor injuries may respond to simple ice, rest and stretching of the joint. More serious injuries may require anti-inflammatory medication, PRP injections and aggressive physical therapy.