Friday the 13th brings out the superstitious nature in all of us. While this particular day passes for many without incident, it doesn’t stop the more skeptical of us from choosing to stay home at night, or hanging onto a lucky talisman. For those dealing with joint or back pain, the atmosphere of the day may add to aggravation.
Indeed, some superstitions have connections to pain and discomfort.
Step on a crack, break your mother’s back? It’s not likely to happen, so don’t feel bad if you slip up.
Toss a pinch of salt over your left shoulder after spilling it? Cross your fingers for good luck? The gestures can offer comfort, but inflammation in your finger, elbow, or shoulder joints might make the efforts more arduous than they’re worth.
While some consider joint inflammation and pain unlucky, it’s managable. Depending on the scope of your pain or injury, the right treatment can help reduce your discomfort and restore a high quality of life:
- Joint replacement for the hip, knee, or shoulder to restore mobility
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation for treatment of muscle tears and other sports-related injuries
- Spinal care for herniated discs and fusion to treat damaged vertebrae
The experts at Bon Secours Virginia Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists offer a full continuum of care for patients in need of joint pain relief. When you feel better, mobile and flexible, you can conquer even the bleakest Friday the 13th. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer, or to schedule an appointment.