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Chronic Pain and Depression Often Interconnected

Sadly, chronic pain can affect sleep, increase stress levels and contribute to depression. An estimated 35% to 45% of people with chronic pain experience depression. The American Psychiatric Association says, "People living with chronic pain are at heightened risk for mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders."

It's important to treat your joint pain so that it doesn't compound into more health issues. If your joint pain is getting worse and keeping you awake at night, you should see a doctor immediately.
Lifestyle changes, such as exercise, good nutrition and sufficient sleep, can also be helpful for both managing pain and improving mental health symptoms.
For shoulder pain, elbow pain, knee and hip pain, hand pain, schedule a consultation with the orthopedic specialists at Ortho El Paso and The Precision Hand Surgery Center at Ortho El Paso. Call 915-214-4000 for an immediate appointment and treat your pain today.