Joint Pain Specialist

Fountain Valley Physical Medicine -  - Chiropractic Medicine

Fountain Valley Physical Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine & Physical Therapy located in Fountain Valley, CA

Sore, achy joints can be crippling, reducing your mobility and making everyday tasks unbearable. At Fountain Valley Physical Medicine in Fountain Valley, California, Donald Lane, DC, Donald Meyer, DC, James DelloRusso, MD, and Cindy Thomas, PT offer holistic joint pain solutions that restore musculoskeletal function and your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Fountain Valley Physical Medicine over the phone or online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain affects muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, and other soft tissues that make up joints. It can show up in your spine, shoulders, hips, knees, and any other joint in your body.

Joint pain might present as:

  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp or severe pain

Joint pain can come and go or get worse over time. It might go away on its own, but if joint discomfort is long-lasting or severe, see your Fountain Valley Physical Medicine specialist for an evaluation.


What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can happen to just about anybody, but the following injuries and diseases are often associated with it:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dislocations
  • MCL or ACL tears
  • Fractures

Your risk of joint pain increases with older age, obesity, playing sports, lack of flexibility and/or strength, and having a previous injury.


How is joint pain diagnosed?

To pinpoint the cause of joint pain, your Fountain Valley Physical Medicine provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They examine painful joints and might recommend blood tests, as well as X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan.


What is the treatment for joint pain?

To relieve joint pain, your chiropractic specialist can recommend:

K-laser therapy

During laser therapy, your Fountain Valley Physical Medicine team uses laser energy to stimulate your body’s natural healing ability, reduce inflammation, and ease joint pain.

Therapeutic massage

With massage therapy, your provider eases joint pain by applying pressure to tight muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues to increase circulation, relieve tension, and reduce discomfort.

Pain creams

Applying compound pain cream to painful joints is a simple way to reduce inflammation and discomfort. Your provider can recommend pain cream in addition to other joint pain treatments.

Joint injections

Your chiropractic specialist offers joint injections to lubricate joints, relieve pain and inflammation, and generate new tissue growth to optimize healing. They offer hyaluronic acid, cortisone, and stem cell injections.

Electrical stimulation

The Fountain Valley Physical Medicine team offers electrical stimulation that targets nerves near damaged joints to reduce pain signals to your brain and ease the discomfort.

Don’t live with chronic joint pain that reduces your mobility and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Fountain Valley Physical Medicine over the phone or online for relief today.