Joint Pain

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The How Clinic

John How, M.D.

Medical Clinic & 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 group 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
  • Pinched nerves
  • Shoulder Pain Treatment
  • Tendon Injury
  • Treatment for Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Torn Tendons and Ligament
  • Auto Injuries
  • Muscle And Tendon Sprain and Strain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Strains from Sports and Other Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Other Pains Involving Bone, Joints or Tendons
  • Knee Cartilage Lesions
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Ligament tear
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • AC Joint and Tendon Tears Treatment
  • Separated shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Elbow Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Tears in the Knee
  • Back Pain
  • Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliitis / Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction
  • Spine Pain
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip Pain
  • Lower Back Pain and Spinal Pain


These causes may develop after an acute injury or from overuse. Most commonly, a person’s pain is caused by a combination of several of these. In any case, your joint pain affects not only your physical health but may also affect your emotional and financial health.

How is joint pain treated?

Dr. John How at The How Clinic in Encinitas, CA dedicates himself to offering innovative treatments for alleviating joint pain. It all starts with listening to your story and examining you. Dr. John How and his team will also often use modern ultrasound imaging to safely view the structures in and around your joint and how they move. Based on where your pain is and what is found while examining you from your musculoskeletal ultrasound, they conduct guided interventions to alleviate the underlying cause of your pain, which may include:

  • Injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or other products into the joint.
  • Alleviation of pressure on pinched nerves
  • Release of stuck muscles, nerves and connective tissue
  • Removal of fluid from inside the joint


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