Promote healing and mobility and relieve joint pain with acupuncture
Joint pain is most often caused by inflammation of the cushioning pads between two bones. A joint is made up of different tissues like tendons and ligaments and is surrounded by a capsule. As fluid accumulates in these tissues, they can become painful, stiff and swollen.
Joint pain is commonly caused by an injury (like a sprain or strain) or overuse. Severe joint pain, however, is most common among adults who have arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. In fact more than 15 million American adults report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis.
Easing pain from a variety of joint conditions
Daniel Messina is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions, including:
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. It helps keep your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause pain in the shoulder and worsens with use.
- Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder refers to severe stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. The condition occurs more commonly in people with diabetes and in people who’ve kept their arm immobilized for a period of time (e.g., cast or sling).
- Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel is numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. Often this condition is present with shoulder and neck pain, sometimes related to a herniated or bulging disc.
- Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
Tennis & golfer’s elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inner side and outside of the elbow. It is usually caused by repetitive stress, often by forceful wrist and finger motions.
- SI Joint Dysfunction
Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is improper movement of the joints at the bottom of the spine, which can lead to pain and inflammation in the lower back and legs. The SI joint connects the sacrum (a shield-shaped bony structure located at the base of the lumbar vertebrae) to the pelvis.
Sciatica is most often the result of a herniated disc or bone spur in the spine. It can lead to radiating pain along the sciatic nerve (a long nerve that runs down both legs from the lower back). Pregnancy may also trigger sciatica pain if your growing baby and expanding uterus put pressure on your sciatic nerve and leads to inflammation.
- IT Band Syndrome
Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome is an overuse injury of the muscle and connective tissues that are located on the lateral or outer part of the thigh and knee. It often occurs when the connective tissue that runs between the pelvic and shinbone becomes so tight that it becomes painful and inflamed. Distance runners and soccer and basketball players are especially susceptible to it.
- Shin Splints
Shin splints result when muscles, tendons and shinbone tissue become overworked. They often occur in athletes who’ve recently intensified or changed their training routines.
- Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
- Psoas Syndrome
Psoas syndrome is a common injury to the iliopsoas muscle (the muscle that provides important support for the front of the hip joint and lower back) as a result of overuse or trauma. It is commonly seen in athletes like runners, dancers and high jumpers.
Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. The most common locations for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow and hip.
Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon (the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone). The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. It is most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time.
- Muscle/Myofascial pain
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body.
Neuropathy occurs when there is weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet. A common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, however, it may also result from injuries, infections and exposure to toxins.
Daniel is dedicated to helping others heal through non-surgical, yet extremely effective acupuncture and acupressure treatment methods.
If you or a loved one is considering acupuncture, acupressure, dry needling or trigger point injections to help ease joint pain, please call our offices at 631-403-0504 and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members. You don’t have to live with the pain you’re in.