What is joint pain?
Joint pain is the feeling of discomfort or soreness in a joint (the point where the ends of the bones meet). It can be caused by injury, infection, arthritis (swelling in the joints), and many other reasons. Joint pain often occurs in the fingers, knees, elbows, ankles and other joints that tend to wear with age. Joint pain due to an infection can be felt all over the body and in smaller joints too.
What is the treatment for joint pain?
It's important to go to Healthcare Clinic if your joint pain does not get better or go away on its own. Our nurse practitioners and physician assistants will ask you about your symptoms (something that happens in the body that shows there is something wrong). This will help us decide on a treatment to help you feel better. Treatment may include over the counter or prescription medications.* We may also suggest that you see a rheumatologist (a doctor who treats pain in the joints) or an orthopedist (a doctor who treats injuries to the bones and joints).
This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 years and older.
Walk in or schedule an appointment at the Healthcare Clinic nearest you.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
*Prescriptions written when clinically appropriate. Patients have a choice of pharmacy.
*Promotion ends 9/7/14. Camp and sports physical not typically covered by insurance. Certain exceptions, including age restriction, may apply.
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