19. March 2012 · Comments Off on Alternative Treatments for Joint Pain in Overland Park · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

There are many possibilities for joint pain.  It can result from injuries that affect bursae, tendons and ligaments surrounding the joints.  The injuries can also hurt the bones, ligaments and cartilage near the joint.  Another factor that can cause arthritis is tumor.

Physicians often prescribe drugs to relive joint pain.  Some of the more commonly prescribed ones are ibuprofen, naproxen, antipyretic, analgesic, aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, NSAID and acetaminophen among others.  Listed below are the typical conditions where these drugs are useful:

  1. tendinitis
  2. sprain
  3. fracture
  4. cartilage tear
  5.  aseptic necrosis
  6. bursitis
  7. arthritis

Besides prescription medications, other standard therapies dispensed by doctors can be orthopedic bracing, dietary supplements, physical therapy and lifestyle alterations.  Another option, joint replacement surgery can be very costly, does not 100% guarantee that the joint pain will be permanently healed and the recuperation period is quite long and difficult.

Most people who have unsuccessfully sought treatment and relief from pharmaceutical drugs and other conventional therapies have turned to natural alternative therapies for treatment of their joint pain.  Many of them have found a better and highly successful answer to their pain.  What’s more, these alternative treatments are safer and cheaper than their conventional counterparts.

Natural alternative treatments can come in the form of meditation acupuncture massage and herbal medications that are effective in relieving joint pain. Diet therapy is also a good way to help manage joint pain.

Acupuncture is one of the best alternative joint pain treatments around.  It is quite effective in healing not only joint pain but almost all kinds of body pain and even emotional pain as well.   Acupuncture’s value as a beneficial treatment from health conditions is somewhat proven through its very popular status around the world even after more than 3,000 years of its existence.  Acupuncture today thanks to modern technological advancements has branched out into many specialized forms of treatment particularly in Western society.  Acupuncture can treat joint pain and does this by the use of needles that causes the production and release of natural pain killers called endorphins in the body.  Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the body and this helps provide pain relief to the affected areas of the body.  Acupuncture also helps strengthen the immune system enabling the body to become more resilient to diseases and injuries that can cause joint pain.

Chinese and Indian herbal drugs also provide relief from arthritis pain.  Herbs commonly used for this condition are peperomia Indian ginseng and ginger.

These are just some of the alternative natural treatments available.  The therapies’ effectiveness has different results on different people and one treatment that is successful on some people may not be as effective on others.  Try to do some online research about the different kinds of alternative treatments to know which treatment is best for you.

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