Joint Pain in Fort Smith and Springdale

Find Relief from Joint Pain in Fort Smith and Springdale

If you’re suffering from bothersome joint pain that makes daily activities difficult, you don’t have to just live with it. At Therapists in Motion in Fort Smith, we understand how debilitating joint issues can be and provide comprehensive services to pinpoint the cause of your pain and create a tailored treatment plan just for you.

A Customized Approach to Joint Pain Relief in Fort Smith and Springdale

Joint pain can stem from a variety of conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, injuries, overuse, and more. That’s why at Therapists in Motion, we perform thorough diagnostic evaluations first, using tools like:

  • Physical exams
  • Imaging tests
  • Bloodwork

This helps us identify factors contributing to your discomfort such as:

  • Joint degeneration
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle/ligament strains
  • Bone fractures

Then we develop a personalized treatment plan that targets YOUR specific joint pain based on:

  • The location and severity of your symptoms
  • The underlying condition causing them
  • Your health history and risk factors
  • Your lifestyle and activity goals

Treatment may involve different modalities like:

  • Medications
  • Physical/occupational therapy
  • Orthotic devices
  • Injections
  • Surgery (in advanced cases)

Our goal is straightforward – help you enjoy lasting pain relief and restored joint function so you can maintain an active, fulfilling lifestyle.

What Sets Our Joint Pain Services Apart

At Therapists in Motion, our specialty-trained physical therapists have years of combined experience treating all types of joint conditions. We stay up to date on the latest evidence-based methods for alleviating joint discomfort from mild to severe. This allows us to provide the most advanced nonsurgical joint pain relief available. It also means we can get you back to the activities you love faster.

We also understand joint issues require ongoing care. That’s why we educate patients on techniques, adaptive devices, exercises, and lifestyle adjustments for preserving long-term joint health after formal treatment ends.

The Benefits of Our Joint Pain Services in Fort Smith and Springdale

Our comprehensive joint pain services deliver clear advantages:

Quick and Thorough Diagnosis

Using imaging, lab tests, a physical examination, and a complete health history, we identify what’s causing YOUR joint pain. This ensures you receive treatment that targets the correct underlying condition.

Customized Treatment Plans

We create personalized joint pain treatment plans catered to your health status, lifestyle needs, activity goals, and schedule preferences. This results in better outcomes and higher satisfaction.

Lasting Pain Relief

Our cutting-edge non surgical modalities, like platelet-rich plasma injections, physical therapy, and bracing bring long-term relief by treating pain at the source and restoring proper joint function.

Improved Mobility and Strength

With techniques to reduce inflammation, improve stability, and increase range of motion, we help you regain flexibility, balance, and strength for daily and recreational activities.

Patient Education and Prevention

We provide education on joint protection strategies, assistive equipment, ideal movement patterns, strength training, weight management, and more to preserve your joint health long term.

FAQs: Joint Pain Evaluation and Treatment

When should I worry about joint pain?
It’s crucial to see your doctor promptly if joint pain occurs suddenly after an injury, causes joint swelling, makes normal activities difficult, disrupts sleep, or lasts over two weeks. Catching joint issues early maximizes treatment options and improves prognosis.

What helps painful joints?
The treatment depends on the cause, but common remedies include ice/heat therapy, over-the-counter NSAIDs, support braces, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, and in advanced cases, surgery for conditions like arthritis.

What age do joints start hurting?
Joint pain becomes more common over 50 but can happen at any age after injuries or from conditions like arthritis. If painful joints interfere with function before 50, see your doctor to determine if medication, therapy or lifestyle changes may help.

What is the number one cause of joint pain?
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause, resulting from cartilage breakdown over time. Injuries, excess weight, overuse, autoimmune disorders, and natural aging also contribute to joint discomfort. Our diagnostics pinpoint factors causing YOUR pain.

Meet Your Joint Pain Specialists at Therapists in Motion

We have an experienced physical therapist ready to help you move comfortably again. Here is our lead physical therapist:

Lauren Brenaman, PT
With years of outpatient experience, Lauren Brenaman excels at developing personalized exercise-based programs to improve joint stability, flexibility, and strength. Lauren Brenaman helps patients experiencing hand and wrist joint pain regain function for work, leisure, self-care, and everyday tasks.

About The Author

Danni Welch, a licensed Physical Therapist, empowers patients to unlock their full potential. Years of experience fuel their passion for helping individuals reclaim vibrant lives. At Therapists in Motion in Fort Smith, Danni Welch combines innovative techniques with personalized care, tackling a broad spectrum of physical challenges.

Take the First Step Toward Relief

If painful, stiff joints are limiting your mobility and quality of life, we can help. Call Therapists in Motion in Fort Smith email to schedule an appointment with our welcoming, understanding team. We’ll perform comprehensive testing to determine what’s causing discomfort and work with you to create a treatment plan that fits YOUR needs and goals. With our individualized nonsurgical joint pain relief services, you can get back to living life fully.

Don’t put up with the pain – seek customized care that addresses the root cause so you can move freely again. Contact us today!

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Ej Orsak

“I can’t say enough wonderful things! My husband was in a horrific motorcycle accident on May 28, 2022. We were told he may not survive and if by some miracle he did, walking may never be a reality for him again. After 6 weeks in rehab he came home, in a neck brace, body brace, cast on his leg and…..in a wheelchair. We truly thought this was our new normal. Then Therapists in Motion showed up. Today is September 15, 2022. Today he is out of the neck brace, body brace, and in a walking boot. He can shower himself, he is driving in small trips, and most importantly, he is walking and no longer needs the wheelchair! The two angels, Jennifer and Susan, were absolutely wonderful.”

Rhonda Haynes

“I fell and broke my patella. As soon as medically possible I called Therapy in Motion to have a visit with an OT and PT. Best decision ever. They scheduled times quickly and both were a wealth of knowledge and experience which will cut my recovery time and get me back to normal life as soon as possible! Thank you!”