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joint pain Overview

This year, an astounding 70% of Americans will confront joint pain affecting their daily routines and physical activities. At Shorewood Elite Integrated Healthcare, Dr. Jesse specializes in a multi-discipline approach that targets the root causes of pain in crucial areas such as knees, shoulders, ankles, and wrists, aiming to restore vitality and enhance life quality.

identifying symptoms of joint pain

It’s essential to recognize the early signs of joint pain to seek timely treatment:

  • Continuous pain that may manifest as dull aches, sharp pangs, or severe throbbing
  • Swelling, bruising, or both, appearing around the affected joints
  • A reduction in joint mobility or stiffness that hampers everyday activities
  • Signs of inflammation such as warmth or redness
  • Pain that intensifies with activity or direct pressure

is your joint pain chronic?

Understanding the duration of your joint pain is crucial for effective treatment:

  • Acute Joint Pain: Sudden, lasting a few days to weeks.
  • Subacute Joint Pain: Persistent, lasting up to 12 weeks.
  • Chronic Joint Pain: Ongoing, altering daily life, lasting beyond 12 weeks.

Common Causes of joint pain

Various factors can trigger joint pain, necessitating diverse treatment approaches:

trauma and injuries
Injuries such as joint dislocations, fractures, and soft tissue damage (including ligament tears and sprains) often result from accidents or acute stress. Immediate and appropriate medical response is crucial to prevent long-term damage.
repetitive use injuries
Continuous strain from repetitive movements can lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects the wrists, and tennis elbow, impacting the elbow’s tendons. These are common in both athletes and those with certain occupations.
chronic conditions
Systemic diseases like fibromyalgia cause widespread pain and sensitivity throughout the body, while gout, characterized by severe swelling and pain, is caused by excess uric acid.
mechanical issues
Incorrect posture or improper body mechanics can lead to misalignments and imbalance, particularly impacting the knees and shoulders, potentially causing or exacerbating pain.
degenerative diseases
Arthritis, including osteoarthritis (resulting from wear and tear) and rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disorder), is a leading cause of chronic joint pain, affecting millions globally.

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of people report incidences of shoulder pain


of young adults report knee problems


of people with physically demanding jobs report wrist pain

billion annually in the U.S. is the direct medical cost associated with arthritis and joint pain

Risk Factors

Several lifestyle and environmental factors can elevate your risk of joint pain:

excess weight

Carrying extra body weight significantly increases stress on weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, knees, and ankles. This added pressure can accelerate joint wear and tear, increasing the risk of osteoarthritis and other joint-related issues.


As people age, the cartilage that cushions joints naturally begins to degrade, and the risk of developing joint disorders like osteoarthritis increases. Additionally, muscles and tissues that support joints weaken, which can lead to more frequent and severe joint pain.

repetitive motion tasks

Jobs or activities that involve repetitive movements, such as typing, assembly line work, or certain sports, can strain joints and lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and other forms of tendonitis

previous joint injuries

Having a history of joint injuries can increase the risk of developing joint pain later in life. Injured joints are more susceptible to developing arthritis, especially if the injuries were severe or not properly treated.

poor diet

A diet lacking in essential nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids, can weaken bones and exacerbate joint inflammation, contributing to joint pain and degenerative joint diseases.

lack of physical activity

A sedentary lifestyle contributes to joint pain by weakening the muscles and ligaments that support joints, decreasing bone density, and limiting joint flexibility. Regular physical activity helps maintain joint function and health by strengthening the supporting tissues and improving circulation.

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When to Take Action for joint pain relief

Recognizing when to seek professional help can significantly improve the outcome of joint pain treatments:

  • Severe Pain or Swelling: This can indicate acute injury or exacerbation of an existing condition and should be evaluated promptly.
  • Numbness or Tingling: These sensations suggest nerve involvement or compression, requiring immediate attention to prevent long-term damage.
  • Visible Abnormalities or Deformities: Any obvious change in the shape or alignment of a joint should be assessed by a healthcare professional.
  • Difficulty Using the Joint Normally: Impairment in joint function can severely affect quality of life and may worsen without proper treatment.
  • Systemic Symptoms: Fever, nausea, or other systemic symptoms accompanying joint pain can indicate an infection or other serious health issue.

What to Expect  during your visit

During your first appointment, Dr. Jesse will discuss your health, lifestyle, and personal wellness goals. He will also perform a detailed examination to determine the underlying causes of your pain and any related symptoms.




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*Disclaimer: Although welcome for treatment, these patients are excluded from special offers:  Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other government healthcare program participants, personal injury, and worker’s compensation claimants.

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Love Dr. Jesse!!!! He is compassionate, understanding, and flexible!!! I’ve been seeing him for over three years for my chronic upper back/neck pain and he knows exactly how to help you feel better fast. I recently moved and I still drove 30 minutes to see Dr. Jesse because my back has been really flared up for the last few days… After some time on the traction table and a few expert adjustments I can stand up straight again!! Thank you Dr. Jesse!!!!!

Samantha Aspel

I am so very happy that I found Dr. Jesse Lang online! My husband was having some back pain and we have always used a natural approach to healing over conventional. Dr. Lang got to the root of his problem and felt better after his first visit. I too was having pain in my hip and started going for weekly visits and I feel so much better! Dr. Lang listens to all your concerns and helps to find the answers to alleviate your pain & discomfort. We always refer Dr. Lang to friends and family! Awesome!

Deb Hibben

Dr. Jesse Lang at Shorewood Elite Healthcare is the BEST! You will not be disappointed. I have many health issues and he has relieved so much of my pain. I was going to a pain Dr. and getting shots in my back, hip, leg with no success. Started going back to Dr. Jesse and with a few treatments feel so MUCH better. Plus he has a great personality, very upbeat, always a pleasure to be in his company.

Deborah Bucher

Love Dr. Jesse and staff! Always friendly and super accommodating! Dr. Jesse works hard to make sure you always leave feeling better than when you walked in. I never feel rushed, as he always takes the time to talk. He really gets to know his patients and treats them like family. As an added bonus, there are incredible massage chairs to sit in while you wait for your adjustment! I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Kelly Cisco

Dr Jesse is The best!! We have been with him for years I don’t trust anybody else with my family! He is a very caring and compassionate person and is more like family than a Dr. We love Dr Jesse.

Sherri Tate

Dr. Jesse is the best! We’ve been coming here for 3 years and we love it!

Andy Sharik

Great overall everything!! Service excellent, professionalism A1!! Excellent Excellent!!!

LaToya Starks

Dr. Jesse & staff are the BEST! Dr. Jesse is caring and compassionate. He remembers all the little details and makes you feel like a friend. He listens and never makes you feel rushed. The tools available in his office while waiting are also a nice perk. His staff is very responsive and so nice. Can’t recommend them enough.

Kayli Hinson

tips to Prevent Joint Pain


tip 1: maintain an active lifestyle
  • Engage in Low-Impact Exercises: Opt for activities like swimming, walking, or cycling that are gentle on the joints but effective in keeping them flexible.
  • Regular Stretching: Incorporate daily stretching routines to improve joint flexibility and reduce stiffness.
  • Yoga and Pilates: These exercises strengthen core muscles and enhance joint health through balanced movements.
tip 2: strengthen muscles around joints
  • Resistance Training: Use light weights or resistance bands to build muscle strength without overloading the joints.
  • Targeted Workouts: Focus on exercises that strengthen the muscles surrounding key joint areas such as knees, hips, and shoulders.
  • Bodyweight Exercises: Engage in exercises like squats, lunges, and push-ups to build strength and stability.
tip 3: optimize nutrition
  • Anti-inflammatory Diet: Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins to reduce inflammation (e.g., fish, nuts, berries).
  • Adequate Hydration: Keep the body hydrated to ensure sufficient joint lubrication and cartilage health.
  • Calcium and Vitamin D: Ensure enough intake for bone health and joint support. Foods like dairy products, leafy greens, and fortified cereals are beneficial.
tip 4: proper body mechanics
  • Correct Lifting Techniques: Always lift from the knees, keep the back straight, and hold items close to your body.
  • Avoid Repetitive Strain: Rotate tasks and take frequent breaks when engaging in repetitive activities.
  • Use Ergonomic Tools: Equip your workspace with ergonomic furniture and tools that promote good posture and support joint health.
tip 5: maintain healthy weight
  • Weight Management: Excess body weight increases stress on weight-bearing joints like knees and hips, so maintaining a healthy weight is crucial.
  • Balanced Diet: Focus on a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains to help manage weight effectively.
  • Regular Check-ups: Regular health screenings can help manage weight and monitor related health parameters.
tip 6: supportive footwear
  • Quality Shoes: Invest in shoes that provide good support and cushioning to reduce impact on joints.
  • Orthotic Inserts: Consider using custom-made orthotics if recommended by a healthcare professional, to correct posture and distribute weight evenly.
  • Appropriate Shoes for Activities: Wear the right type of shoes for different activities (e.g., running shoes for jogging).
tip 7: modify activities
  • Adapt Sports Activities: Choose sports that are easier on the joints, such as doubles tennis or golf, and use sports equipment that is joint-friendly.
  • Low-Impact Alternatives: Replace high-impact exercises with lower-impact ones to reduce stress on joints (e.g., replace running with brisk walking).
  • Balanced Routine: Mix different types of activities to avoid overuse of particular joints.
tip 8: mindful movement
  • Be Aware of Body Limits: Listen to your body and avoid movements that cause pain or discomfort.
  • Gradual Progression in Activities: Increase the intensity and duration of your workouts gradually to prevent overexertion.
  • Proper Posture: Always strive to maintain good posture, whether sitting, standing, or moving, to prevent unnecessary joint strain.
tip 9: regular medical check-ups
  • Routine Assessments: Regular visits to a healthcare provider for physical exams can help detect early signs of joint issues.
  • Consult Before New Exercises: Get professional advice when starting a new exercise regimen, especially if you have pre-existing joint issues.
  • Monitor Joint Health: Regularly check on the health of your joints, especially if you have a history of joint pain or are at higher risk due to familial factors.

the shorewood eliteDifference

Our integrated healthcare model is designed to enhance patient outcomes and provide longer lasting results. Here’s how:

  • Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments to improve joint motion and biomechanical function.
  • StemWave Therapy to ‘trick’ the body into perceiving injury, kickstarting a cascade of natural healing responses including the migration of your own stem cells.
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy to address hormonal imbalances that often occur later in life.
  • Medical Weight-Loss to become leaner and fit with science-backed semaglutide.
  • Red-Light Therapy to alleviate muscle and joint pain while enhancing recovery and increasing energy.
  • IV Therapy to infuse a cocktail of essential nutrients directly into your system for instant impact.

  • Active Therapies to support your treatments by enhancing balance, flexibility, and stability. These in-office therapies aim to correct and retrain posture, boost muscle strength and mobility, and help prevent future injuries. Additionally, they promote long-term muscle memory to ensure lasting wellness and relief from pain.

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