Joint Pain


Joint pain is a common condition that affects most adults at some point in their lives. Joint pain refers to any stiffness, aching, or general discomfort that affects your joints, or the areas of the musculoskeletal system where to bones meet. Examples of joints that may have pain include the wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees and hips.

Symptoms can be mild or more severe. These include:

  • Pain when bending/straightening the joint
  • Redness
  • Swellling
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness
  • Sensation of warmth where the joint is

There are many causes of joint pain, one of the most common being arthritis. Arthritis is a group of degenerative diseases that causes inflammation of the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but some of the most common include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis. Of these types, osteoarthritis is the most common. Osteoarthritis refers to the general "wear and tear" of our joints as we age. Joint pain is more likely to affect those who:

  • Have had previous injuries to a joint
  • Practice repetitive movements, repeatedly use/overuse a muscle
  • Have arthritis
  • Are overweight/obese
  • Are 65 years of age or older

If you suffer from joint pain and would like to start treatment, we offer a variety of treatments to reduce or eliminate your pain. Some of these treatments include:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Gentle stretching techniques
  • Manual therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Weight loss
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Steroid injections

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to learn how we can help you, please contact our office at 773-229-9600 or schedule an appointment thru this website by clicking here.


Core Rehab
6524 W Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 773-432-4603
Fax: 773-229-9611

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