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Degenerative Joint Pain services offered in Peoria, IL

Playing sports is a great way to stay fit, but the repetitive movements that some sports require can put you at risk for degenerative joint pain. At Dr Olson Health, Richard Olson, DC, provides a wide range of nonsurgical solutions for degenerative joint pain caused by tendon tears, cartilage damage, and other soft tissue injuries. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Olson offers minimally invasive therapies to help your joints heal fully. Call the office in Peoria, Illinois, today to schedule a consultation for degenerative joint pain or book an appointment online. 

Degenerative Joint Pain Q & A

What causes degenerative joint pain?

Degenerative joint pain can result from overuse of the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissues in your joints. This can occur due to repetitive movements required in certain jobs or sports, such as throwing a baseball or swinging a golf club. 

You may also develop degenerative joint pain from auto accidents or sports injuries that cause cartilage damage, tendon tears, or ligament tears. 

The repetitive movements involved in sports and other activities can also increase the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative joint disease. 

Osteoarthritis causes the protective cartilage that lines the ends of your bones to wear away, allowing the bones of your joints to rub together, resulting in friction, inflammation, and pain.

When should I seek treatment for degenerative joint pain?

You should schedule an evaluation at Dr Olson Health if you have persistent joint pain that you can’t treat effectively with over-the-counter medications and rest. You also need an evaluation if your joint pain worsens, even with treatment.

Dr. Olson offers comprehensive evaluations for degenerative joint pain caused by sports injuries or osteoarthritis. He uses advanced technologies like ultrasound diagnosis scanning to assess your joint health so that he can customize a treatment plan for long-lasting pain relief. 

Delaying treatment for degenerative joint pain can increase your risk of chronic pain and joint erosion and deformities. Dr. Olson specializes in nonsurgical therapies that can lower your risk for such complications. 

How does chiropractic care treat degenerative joint pain?

The chiropractic services available at Dr Olson Health can be highly effective at relieving your degenerative joint pain and improving the range of motion in your joints. 

In addition to manual adjustments of your spine and individual joints, Dr. Olson may recommend complementary therapies like:

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy
  • Regenerative Injection Therapy

To perform PRP injection therapy, Dr. Olson uses high-level guided imaging technology to precisely position the needle in your muscles or joints. He injects a high concentration of PRP into the targeted location to ensure you receive the maximum benefit of therapy.

You also may need to make lifestyle and diet changes to achieve a healthy body weight and take unnecessary pressure off painful joints.

Dr. Olson also sells supplements that offer anti-inflammatory benefits and can relieve degenerative joint pain. 

Don’t be limited by degenerative joint pain any longer. Call Dr Olson Health today to schedule a joint pain consultation or book an appointment online.