Joint pain is common, especially with older age. If you suffer from this debilitating condition, treatments are within reach at Pain Doctor NY in Midtown East, Manhattan. The board-certified team of pain management physicians use holistic treatments to help you manage joint pain and improve your quality of life. Call the New York City office to learn more about joint pain treatments or use the online scheduler today.

Joint Pain

What is joint pain?

Joint pain involves any type of discomfort within your joint – which might include pain in the hips, knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders, spine, fingers, or toes. Joint pain often occurs with arthritis, or inflammation in the joints. It’s common in older age, but joint pain can happen to anybody.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

If you experience joint pain, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Mild or severe joint soreness
  • Joint swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth in the joints
  • Pain when moving a joint
  • Joint stiffness
  • Pain when bearing weight on a joint

Joint pain may arise from any part of a joint, including cartilage, ligaments, bones, muscles, or tendons.

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain often arises from an injury or joint wear and tear associated with age. Examples of factors that can contribute to joint pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other types of arthritis
  • Joint dislocation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Bone fractures or infections
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lupus
  • Leukemia
  • Rickets
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis

To determine what’s causing joint pain, your provider reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a physical exam. They may also order labs or imaging tests to establish an appropriate treatment.

What is the treatment for joint pain?

Your pain management physician discusses treatment options with you to find one that best matches your needs. Your personalized treatment plan is based on your preferences, the cause of pain, and the severity of it. 

Examples of joint pain treatments that ease pain, reduce inflammation, treat the root cause of pain, or enhance healing include:

  • Oral medications 
  • Steroid injections 
  • Heat or ice therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching or strengthening exercises
  • Wearing a brace or splint
  • Surgery in severe cases

At Pain Doctor NY, the team of doctors use holistic joint pain treatments whenever possible and recommend the least invasive options first. However, they understand that sometimes surgery is necessary to fully restore a joint’s structure and function, especially in the case of severe injuries.

Don’t let joint pain linger and hinder your quality of life when simple treatments are available at Pain Doctor NY. Call to schedule an appointment today, or use the online booking tool.