Tom Macek, MD
Board Certified Pain Management & Board Certified Anesthesiology located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Everyone experiences joint pain at one point or another, but for some, painful joints are a part of daily life. Dr. Tom Macek has built a thriving pain management practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and offers comprehensive joint pain diagnostics and treatment. Don’t let joint pain put you on the sidelines of your own life when there are safe and effective treatments available. Reach out to Dr. Macek’s office by phone or online to set up your consultation.
Joint Pain Q&A
What is joint pain so common?
Joint pain is incredibly common, and when you consider the function that joints perform, it’s no surprise that these areas of your body are so vulnerable to injury or disease. There are more than 350 joints in your body, each playing a role in enabling movement. Joints also work as natural shock absorbers, protecting your bones and soft tissues from damage during both everyday activities and instances of physical stress.
Your joints are made of a network of bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and other soft tissues. From the largest to the smallest joints in your body, each relies on all of these components for healthy, pain-free function. When something is amiss, joint pain is a common result.
What causes joint pain?
There are numerous conditions that can cause joint pain. Some of the possibilities include:
- Traumatic injury
- Repetitive stress injury
- Certain cancers
- Tendon and ligament tears
How can I prevent joint pain?
While not all joint pain can be prevented, you can take steps to lower your risk. One of the most important is to use the proper protective equipment when involved in sports or fitness pursuits. Be sure your training or workout routine is not placing undue stress on your joints.
Another way to lessen your risk of joint pain is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Carrying excess weight places significant strain on your joints. Eat a healthy diet, and avoid exposure to environmental toxins.
If you experience joint pain, see Dr. Macek if your pain doesn’t abate after a few days of self-care. Left untreated, joint pain can cause you to compensate by straining other parts of your body, creating a cascade of health issues. With proper treatment, it’s possible to find lasting relief from joint pain. Book your appointment today to get started, either using the online tool or by phone.