Joint Pain and Arthritis
Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.
What Causes Joint Pain?
Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain.
At Tri-State Pain Institute, we also know that many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries.
How Do We Diagnose Joint Pain?
Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks or last for several weeks or months. Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, the pain management specialists at Tri-State Pain Institute will focus on reducing your pain and inflammation and preserving joint function.
How Do We Treat Joint Pain and Arthritis?
At Tri-State Pain Institute, our goal is to use a comprehensive, conservative plan to treat your acute or chronic pain but without developing long-term reliance and dependence. We also provide minimally invasive X-ray guided procedures such as epidurals, radio frequency ablations and spinal cord stimulators to improve function and relieve pain.
Our pain medicine specialists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best addresses your specific condition and lifestyle. Your treatment for neck and shoulder pain may include several non-invasive and surgical options, including:
- Physical Therapy
- Nerve Root Block
- Trigger Point Injections
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Radiofrequency Ablations
- Spinal Cord Stimulators