Joint Pain

Rejuv Medical Louisville

Functional Medicine Specialist & Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Louisville, KY

Few things can throw a wrench in the course of a normal day faster than joint pain. Relief is available through the care of John R Baird, MD, of Rejuv Medical Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Baird performs a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your joint pain and craft a customized plan to get you back into the swing of your normal daily routines. Begin that path today by calling the office or request an appointment online.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

Your body has many joints, which are the areas where two bones come together. Joints consist of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels. A problem with any of these components can cause significant joint pain.

Some of the more common causes of joint pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Rickets

These are a few of the potential causes of joint pain. Determining the exact source of your joint problems is the first step in finding lasting relief.

When should I see a doctor for joint pain?

Everyone will experience occasional bouts of joint pain. Lifting boxes during a move, an especially hard workout, or even spending an afternoon playing with your kids can all leave you with aching joints.

When joint pain is severe or when it does not resolve after a few days of rest and self-care, it’s time to schedule an appointment at Rejuv Medical Louisville. Left untreated, some types of joint pain continue to worsen, complicating your treatment options.

What kinds of treatments help with joint pain?

Your treatment plan depends on the cause of your joint issues, your overall health, and your willingness to embark on various treatment types. Medications can play a role in managing your pain, but the primary focus is on addressing the underlying issue, not simply masking the pain.

Dr. Baird also offers other treatments to help with joint pain, such as red light therapy, acupuncture, pain neutralization technique, and peptide therapy.

Dr. Baird also offers stem cell therapy. This option uses injections of cleansed umbilical stem cells from live birth donors to reduce inflammation and promote healthy cell development.

Finding ways to get more exercise is also important. It may seem counterintuitive, but many types of joint pain respond well to the right amount of physical movement. If you are overweight or obese, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can do wonders for joint pain. Rejuv Medical Louisville offers medically supervised weight loss as one of many treatment options.

Learn more about joint pain options by booking an appointment at Rejuv Medical Louisville today. Requesting an appointment is fast and easy, or you can always call the office to set up your visit.