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Weather changes having an effect on your joints?

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Wow, we have been through the gamut recently with all these weather changes in Central Illinois!  The problem is that for many of us, changes in weather can lead to aches and pains in our muscles and joints.  If this is happening to you, please don’t wait to have the pain addressed – often we have simple, easy solutions to help you get through these last few weeks of crazy winter weather!

First, we will often take an xray to determine if arthritis (damage to the joints) is there and if so, how bad it has gotten.  Then we formulate a plan with you to help with the inflammation and pain you are experiencing.  Finally, we address the mechanics of how you are walking to help prevent future damage.

Here are some of the ways we can help with the PAIN of arthritis!

  1. Ice therapy and BioFreeze – to cool down the area locally
  2. Oral medications – anti-inflammatories can help temporarily
  3. Steroid medication – can be directed into the joint under ultrasound guidance for maximum benefit
  4. Laser therapy – painless, heat therapy available here at HFAA to help you quickly get back on your feet!



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