Joint Pain Treatment Provider

Freedom Chiropractic

Jake Schmitz, DC

Chiropractor located in Fargo, ND

When most people think of chiropractic care, they think of spinal adjustments. While chiropractors do focus on the spine, they’re also able to treat other joint conditions. Dr. Jake Schmitz, DC, located in Fargo, North Dakota, has been helping reduce joint pain and inflammation in patients for years. At Freedom Chiropractic Health Center, he can help you too. Get your appointment today to find relief. Schedule online for even faster service.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

When a joint isn’t working properly, it can lead to a range of issues, including joint pain. In some cases, there’s a mechanical issue that causes the discomfort. That can include things like arthritis, or trauma from a car accident or fall.

Inflammation -- which can result from an unhealthy diet or other habits -- may also cause joint pain.

How do you reduce joint pain?

When you have joint pain, Dr. Jake recommends a variety of things you can do at home to reduce the pain. Topical agents containing capsaicin, an ingredient found in chili peppers, can help reduce swelling and lower pain levels of achy joints.

He also recommends following the RICE protocol:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

If your joint pain is chronic, Dr. Jake may suggest taking a supplement. Proteolytic enzymes reduce joint recovery times up to 50%, while anti-inflammatory herbs, like turmeric and ginger, can reduce swelling. Ensuring you get enough essential fatty acids and electrolytes is also important to joint health and function.

An appointment with Dr. Jake will include an overall wellness evaluation in which he can get to the bottom of the reason for your joint pain. From there, he can recommend lifestyle and wellness adjustments to help you naturally live a pain-free life. 

How does Dr. Jake help reduce joint pain? 

Dr. Jake helps not only reduce joint pain via chiropractic adjustment, but overall lifestyle changes. Schedule an appointment today to learn how Dr. Jake can help you make lifestyle changes to help you live a healthier and happier life. Dr. Jake’s focus is on overall health and wellness in addition to helping athletes perform better.

Can chiropractic care help with arthritis?

If you suffer from chronic arthritis pain, Dr. Jake may be able to help with chiropractic care. Through soft tissue massage and other treatments, he may increase the range of motion of some joints, reduce inflammation, and decrease joint pain. With a focus on restoring function, Dr. Jake may use a variety of treatment methods to help with joint pain, such as:

  • Joint adjustments
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Low-level lasers
  • Infrared lasers

If your joints are swollen or inflamed, he doesn’t recommend adjustments, and may use a more gentle approach to reducing pain and restoring mobility.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Jake online for ease and convenience if you think chiropractic care will alleviate your joint pain.