Joint Pain

John How, M.D. -  - A Private Medical Practice

The How Clinic

John How, M.D.

A Private Medical Practice & Bioidentical Hormone Specialist located in Encinitas, CA

By design, your joints support mobility and flexibility, which also makes them susceptible to injury and pain. John How, MD, a board-certified physician at The How Clinic in Encinitas, California, specializes in helping those who push their bodies, resulting in health conditions like joint pain. Dr. How’s private medical practice offers innovative treatments to promote healing and help you get back to doing what you love. Don’t let your joint pain keep you from living your life, contact the office by phone or online today.

Joint Pain

What is joint pain?

Joint pain is a general term that includes any discomfort you experience in one or more of your joints. Your joints are the points in your body where two or more bones meet and rely on ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, bones, and nerves to function properly.

Any injury or disease that affects the many components that make up your joints may result in pain. The How Clinic works closely with patients who live high-stress lives, including emergency room doctors, nurses, first responders, members of the military, and athletes. Due to their occupation and lifestyle, this tribe of people is especially at risk of joint pain, which can affect many aspects of their life. 

The How Clinic specializes in helping you get the treatment you need to alleviate your pain and restore joint function so you can get back to work and your active lifestyle. 

What are the common causes of joint pain?

You can develop joint pain from many causes. Some of the most common include:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Ligament tear
  • Rotator cuff tear


These causes may develop after an acute injury or from overuse. In either case, your joint pain affects not only your physical health but may also affect your emotional and financial health. 

How is joint pain treated?

The How Clinic providers dedicate themselves to offering innovative treatments for alleviating joint pain and use musculoskeletal ultrasound. With musculoskeletal ultrasound, your The How Clinic provider diagnoses and treats your joint problem. 

During your procedure, the modern ultrasound therapy allows your provider to safely view the structures in your joint and how they move. Based on the diagnostic data collected from your musculoskeletal ultrasound, they conduct guided interventions to alleviate the underlying cause of your pain, which may include:

  • Removal of fluid
  • Alleviation of pressure on pinched nerves
  • Release of stuck muscles and connective tissue


Your musculoskeletal ultrasound may also deliver platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which is a form of regenerative medicine that accelerates the healing of any damaged tissue, or prolotherapy. 

To get the relief you need from joint pain, contact The How Clinic today by calling the office or clicking the online booking button.