• Aches and Pains

  • Aches and pains are a part of life, and unfortunately if we are more active or as we grow older, it becomes a bigger part of life, and can be the result of an injury or trauma that happened to us years ago or the result of an on-going chronic condition.

    General aches and pains can be the result of many factors – including injury and disease.

     

    Common causes of general aches and pains are:
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Non-arthritic pain due to inflammation in the joints and other areas of the body
    • Athletic injuries
    • Current injuries that have caused trigger points in the muscles or referred pain
    • Past injuries that have resulted in arthritis or inflammation due to trauma
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Age-related conditions
    • Muscle strain
    Home therapies for treating general aches and pains:
    • Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications and topical creams
    • Rest
    • Weight management and a healthy diet
    • Exercise – as long as it doesn’t increase your pain
    • Cold and/or warm packs

    The bones and joints in your body are connected to muscle groups. Different muscle groups and joints can cause pain to occur in seemingly unrelated areas of the body. Sometimes, people experience pain that is caused by nerve issues or due to mental health issues, like depression, which can make people feel achier and experience a greater level of general aches and pains.

    If you are one of the millions of Americans experiencing general aches and pains, either recently or chronically, there is no reason to continue to suffer.

    Contact COAST Orthopedics today. Dr. Jeffrey Colbert can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today 310-421-2111.