Back pain is usually accompanied by muscle aches and stabbing pains. It may affect your lower limbs and get worse when you bend, stand, or walk. If your pain occurred after you fell, had a blow to your back, or after an accident or injury, then you need to seek medical help immediately. Consult a doctor if the pain in your back:
- Grows severe and does not improve with rest
- Moves down to your legs
- Makes you feel weak, numb or causes a tingling sensation in your legs
- Causes weight loss
Neck pain may be caused by sitting at a desk or workbench with poor posture. It may also be due to osteoarthritis. Seek medical help if the pain persists for many days or if it comes with a loss of strength or numbness in your arms, or the pain extends to your arm.
Neck pain may be caused by:
- Muscle strains
- Nerve compression
- Worn joints
- Injuries or diseases
Hip pain may be on the inside of your hip or groin or the outer part of your hip or buttock. Hip pain may be a result of problems with tendons, ligaments, or muscles surrounding the joint. It may also be due to diseases or lower back pain. You need to get immediate medical help if your hip pain is the result of injury, a joint seems to be deformed or out of place, or if you can’t move your leg or hip.
Knee pain may occur due to an injury that led to a torn ligament or cartilage. Conditions like arthritis, infection, and gout may also cause knee pain. Knee pain may be relieved by physical therapy or braces. In cases of chronic pain, surgical repair may be required.
Your elbow is an important joint, so any pain you feel there will hinder you from carrying out your day-to-day activities. Elbow pain may be caused by repetitive hand or arm movements during sports or at the workplace. It may also occur because of arthritis, a sports injury, fractures, dislocation, sprains, strains, or trauma. Seek medical help if you have severe pain, swelling, or a protruding bone at your elbow.
Foot & Ankle Pain
Foot pain may be caused by injury, excessive use, or conditions that lead to inflammation. Injured nerves in the foot or arthritis may also lead to foot pain. Injured tendons, ligaments, ankle bones, and various types of arthritis can also cause ankle pain. It is important to seek immediate treatment if your pain is severe and it stops you from walking properly.
Hand & Wrist Pain
Wrist pain is usually caused by a sudden injury that results in a sprain or fracture. It may also be caused by repetitive stress, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis. Due to a large number of factors that can cause wrist pain, an accurate diagnosis is required before treatment.
Shoulder pain may be caused by the bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons at the joint. It may also be transferred from surrounding muscles and ligaments. If the pain is coming from your shoulder joint, you may notice the pain worsens when you move your arm.
Chronic head pain or head injuries can have negative side effects on the entire body. It can also be an indicator of a bigger issue at hand. You should seek out a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
At NJ Spine and Wellness, our orthopedic and chiropractic doctors are available to help you diagnose the underlying cause of your pain. We will also recommend a personalized treatment plan and a pain management procedure that suits your lifestyle, helps you experience lasting pain relief, and sets you on a path to full recovery.