Joint Pain

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Millions of Americans live with joint pain, some with such severe pain that it limits their mobility and independence. At Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the multidisciplinary health care team offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and personalized treatments to relieve joint pain and restore your quality of life. Why put up with joint pain? Call Sensor Medica Clinic or make an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

Arthritis is the most common cause of joint pain. This group of diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, causes irritation, swelling, stiffness, and pain in any joint in your body. 

In addition to arthritis, joint pain is also caused by:

  • Ligament tears
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Overuse
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia

Diseases and infections like the flu, hepatitis, or rickets can also cause joint pain. 

When should I talk to a doctor about joint pain?

Pain is how your body signals that something is wrong, and you should never ignore it. If you have mild joint pain, you can try at-home therapies, including rest, ice, and elevation. If your pain doesn’t go away or gets worse, it’s time to talk to a professional. 

You should also seek medical care if your joint pain follows an injury or if your joint is visibly deformed. The team at Sensor Medica Clinic can also help if your pain reduces your mobility.

How do you evaluate joint pain?

The multidisciplinary health care team at Sensor Medica Clinic provides thorough exams and state-of-the-art scans to evaluate your physical health and biomechanics. They start by reviewing your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. 

During your physical exam, your provider checks for inflammation, deformity, and other signs of injury or degenerative conditions. They evaluate your posture, balance, and gait. Your provider looks for misalignment, nerve compression, and soft tissue injuries. 

How do you treat joint pain?

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic provides treatment programs tailored to address your specific needs. Your treatment plan could include:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps you rebuild strength, flexibility, and stamina. You and your physical therapist practice exercises and stretches together. They also teach you exercises to practice at home to maintain your progress between appointments. 

It can help you correct musculoskeletal imbalances that can lead to joint pain. For example, if you have tight calves and Achilles tendons, it can change the way your feet move when you walk, leading to problems in your knees, hips, and back. 

Chiropractic 

Chiropractic adjustments correct misalignment in your spine and throughout your body. It’s an effective, pharmaceutical-free treatment for back and neck pain, as well as issues in other joints. 

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine stimulates and boosts your body’s natural healing ability. The team at Sensor Medica Clinic provides a variety of regenerative medicine options, including shockwave therapy, laser treatments, stem cell therapy, and amniotic injections. 

Orthotics and bracing

Braces and orthotics can correct gait problems and structural imbalances that contribute to joint pain. The team often combines orthotics and braces with other treatments to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment plan. 

Don’t ignore joint pain. Call Sensor Medica Clinic or make an appointment online today for cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments.