Joint Pain in South Pasadena

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Find Relief from Joint Pain in South Pasadena

If you’re suffering from bothersome joint pain that makes daily activities difficult, you don’t have to just live with it. At Purpose Physical Therapy in South Pasadena, we understand how debilitating joint issues can be and provide comprehensive services to pinpoint the cause of your pain and create a tailored treatment plan just for you.

A Customized Approach to Joint Pain Relief in South Pasadena

Joint pain can stem from a variety of conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, injuries, overuse, and more. That’s why at Purpose Physical Therapy, we perform thorough diagnostic evaluations first, using tools like:

  • Physical exams

This helps us identify factors contributing to your discomfort such as:

  • Joint degeneration
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle/ligament strains
  • Bone fractures

Then we develop a personalized treatment plan that targets YOUR specific joint pain based on:

  • The location and severity of your symptoms
  • The underlying condition causing them
  • Your health history and risk factors
    Your lifestyle and activity goals

Treatment may involve different modalities like:

  • Medications
  • Physical/occupational therapy
  • Orthotic devices
  • Injections
  • Surgery (in advanced cases)

Our goal is straightforward – help you enjoy lasting pain relief and restored joint function so you can maintain an active, fulfilling lifestyle.

What Sets Our Joint Pain Services Apart

At Purpose Physical Therapy, our specialty-trained physical therapists have years of combined experience treating all types of joint conditions. We stay up to date on the latest evidence-based methods for alleviating joint discomfort from mild to severe. This allows us to provide the most advanced nonsurgical joint pain relief available. It also means we can get you back to the activities you love faster.

We also understand joint issues require ongoing care. That’s why we educate patients on techniques, adaptive devices, exercises, and lifestyle adjustments for preserving long-term joint health after formal treatment ends.

The Benefits of Our Joint Pain Services in South Pasadena

Our comprehensive joint pain services deliver clear advantages:

Quick and Thorough Diagnosis: Using imaging, lab tests, a physical examination, and a complete health history, we identify what’s causing YOUR joint pain. This ensures you receive treatment that targets the correct underlying condition.

Customized Treatment Plans: We create personalized joint pain treatment plans catered to your health status, lifestyle needs, activity goals, and schedule preferences. This results in better outcomes and higher satisfaction.

Lasting Pain Relief: Our cutting-edge non surgical modalities, like platelet-rich plasma injections, physical therapy, and bracing bring long-term relief by treating pain at the source and restoring proper joint function.

Improved Mobility and Strength: With techniques to reduce inflammation, improve stability, and increase range of motion, we help you regain flexibility, balance, and strength for daily and recreational activities.

Patient Education and Prevention: We provide education on joint protection strategies, assistive equipment, ideal movement patterns, strength training, weight management, and more to preserve your joint health long term.

I found Purpose after a recommendation by my chiropractor after I mentioned I was having some pelvic floor issues. They were quickly able to get me in and I had a great initial appointment with Sarah. I’ve been working with Sarah for the last month and a half and have had a great experience. I’ve also been working with her on some orthopedic issues and I have been so impressed with cast her knowledge of different exercises and strengthening tools as well as the different modalities they use for treatment. Communication at this practice is very efficient and I truly feel like they take the patient relationship very seriously. I cannot recommend them more!

Alyssa Anthony

I have never been one for Physical Therapy until I met Dr. Ken. I am an avid athlete and hit the gym regularly. I went from having very limited mobility in my shoulder from a previous injury and poor form in the gym, to making a complete recovery and gaining my mobility and strength back with ZERO pain! He truly understands how the body functions and how to properly help you help yourself. I would 100% recommend Purpose Physical Therapy and Dr. Ken to anyone who is looking to regain their mobility and strength and start making those gains in the gym again!

Colin McGee

FAQs: Joint Pain Evaluation and Treatment

When should I worry about joint pain?

It’s crucial to see your doctor promptly if joint pain occurs suddenly after an injury, causes joint swelling, makes normal activities difficult, disrupts sleep, or lasts over two weeks. Catching joint issues early maximizes treatment options and improves prognosis.

What helps painful joints?

The treatment depends on the cause, but common remedies include ice/heat therapy, over-the-counter NSAIDs, support braces, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, and in advanced cases, surgery for conditions like arthritis.

What age do joints start hurting?

Joint pain becomes more common over 50 but can happen at any age after injuries or from conditions like arthritis. If painful joints interfere with function before 50, see your doctor to determine if medication, therapy or lifestyle changes may help.

What is the number one cause of joint pain?

Osteoarthritis is the leading cause, resulting from cartilage breakdown over time. Injuries, excess weight, overuse, autoimmune disorders, and natural aging also contribute to joint discomfort. Our diagnostics pinpoint factors causing YOUR pain.

Meet Your Joint Pain Specialists at Purpose Physical Therapy

We have an experienced physical therapist ready to help you move comfortably again. Here is our lead physical therapist:

Sarah Cooke, PT, DPT

With years of outpatient experience, Sarah Cooke excels at developing personalized exercise-based programs to improve joint stability, flexibility, and strength. Sarah Cooke helps patients experiencing hand and wrist joint pain regain function for work, leisure, self-care, and everyday tasks.

About The Author

Ken Clark, a physical therapist & co-founder, empowers patients to unlock their full potential. Years of experience fuel their passion for helping individuals reclaim vibrant lives. At Purpose Physical Therapy in South Pasadena, Ken Clark combines innovative techniques with personalized care, tackling a broad spectrum of physical challenges.

Take the First Step Toward Relief

If painful, stiff joints are limiting your mobility and quality of life, we can help. Call Purpose Physical Therapy in South Pasadena email to schedule an appointment with our welcoming, understanding team. We’ll perform comprehensive testing to determine what’s causing discomfort and work with you to create a treatment plan that fits YOUR needs and goals. With our individualized nonsurgical joint pain relief services, you can get back to living life fully.
Don’t put up with the pain – seek customized care that addresses the root cause so you can move freely again. Contact us today!