Acute joint pain is typically the result of an injury or direct trauma while chronic joint pain can be caused by ligament and tendon issues, muscle imbalances and strains or osteoarthritis. Before prescribing any treatment for joint pain, it is vital to know what is causing it. Our talented team of providers will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the exact reasons for your joint pain and create an individualized treatment plan just for you.
When should I seek medical care?
Joint pain can occur in any joint of the body, but most patients who experience joint pain do so in the knees, hips, shoulders, or spine. Persistent and severe pain that prohibits your ability to complete everyday tasks should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. If you notice redness, joint deformity, swelling, or reduced range of motion, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
What treatments are recommended for joint pain?
If over-the-counter medications prove unable to relieve your pain, we may then proceed with other treatments such as prescription medications, epidural steroid injections, or nerve blocks.
Strengthening the muscles surrounding the joint is important to healing and preventing future flare ups, so we may recommend at-home exercises or physical therapy as well.
In some cases, we may recommend regenerative medicine (such as Platelet Rich Plasma or other Human Cell and Tissue products) to help with the support and cushioning of your joints.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (615) 953-9007.