Learn what you can do to get back to living pain-free from painful joints and other ailments.
Our joints are very important; they connect bones to provide support and help us move. When there is any damage to the joints, it can be painful and cause problems with everyday movements. Knee pain is the most common, followed by hip and shoulder pain but all parts of your body can be affected and as you get older painful joints become more common. Osteoarthritis is another common type of inflammatory disease that can cause painful joints.
Painful joints can be caused by many different conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, gout, bursitis, etc. Some of these conditions can be treated with self-care while others require further investigation. You should make an appointment with your doctor if there is swelling, redness, or tenderness and warmth in the joint. See your doctor immediately if your joint pain is caused by an injury and there is severed pain, swelling or if you are not able to use the joint at all.
There are may treatment options in addition so self care. Physiotherapy, ice, rest, and over the counter medications are common treatments. But did you know that a specialty compounding pharmacy, like Pace Pharmacy, is able to compound a topical cream containing pain-reducing ingredients? Our specialized team of Pharmacy professionals can work with you and your doctor to custom formulate a cream/gel that can be applied directly to the site of painful joints and will work very effectively, without the risk of side effects caused by some oral pain medications.