Joint pain can seriously affect your mobility, whether it’s an acute injury or a chronic condition like arthritis. If you have joint pain, the experts at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine have considerable experience using a range of proven therapies as well as the most advanced treatment techniques, including steroid injections, radiofrequency lesioning, and regenerative medicine. Book an appointment online today or call the Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine office in Arlington, Cleburne, or Fort Worth, Texas
Joint pain can affect one, several, or all of your joints depending on the cause. Sudden injuries like ligament tears typically affect a single joint, causing acute pain and difficulty moving. You’re likely also to have swelling, bruising, or reddened skin with an acute joint injury.
Chronic joint pain can affect a single joint, for example, in conditions like bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled bursae in the joint. Or it can affect multiple joints, as is often the case with arthritis.
The team at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine has specialist expertise in treating hip, knee, and shoulder pain, as well as other painful joint problems.
Joint pain is often due to soft tissue damage, so it could be a result of inflammation in the tendons, or ruptured tendons and ligaments following excessive use or repetitive strain.
Dislocation of a joint and fractures in the bones can cause acute attacks of pain, which might be severe if there’s significant trauma.
One of the most common causes of chronic joint pain is arthritis, of which there are numerous forms. Osteoarthritis, a wear and tear form of the disease, is the most widespread, but you could also have joint pain due to:
Other common causes of joint pain include:
Injuries and overuse are common causes of joint pain in people who are very physically active, playing sports regularly, for instance. They’re also more likely to develop if your job involves repeating the same movements for long periods.
If you have joint pain, you can use cooling ice packs and warm compresses to reduce inflammation and ease the pain.
A few days rest and gentle movement can often resolve minor causes of joint pain, but if your pain is severe or isn’t improving after a few days of treatment at home, you should visit Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine.
The team can provide you with further conservative or advanced treatments, such as:
Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine also offers innovative treatments for pain in the facet joints in your spine, including facet joint injections containing steroid medications, and radiofrequency lesioning (rhizotomy) to stop pain signals from the facet joints reaching your brain.
If you have joint pain, let the dedicated professionals at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine help. Call them today or book an appointment online.