Joint pain can be difficult to manage, especially if you’re uncertain about the cause, and it seems to get worse with time. At Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics in Southlake, Texas, pain management specialist Ingy Iskander, MD, personally evaluates you and can help you find a solution for pain in your hip, shoulder, knee, or any other mobile or immobile joint. Explore joint pain treatment options today by calling Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics or requesting your appointment online.
If you experience aches or pains in one or more joints where two or more bones meet, it may be due to one of several different injury types or even a degenerative condition. Joint pain can potentially affect any joint in your body, but it usually manifests in mobile joints like:
Diagnosing the cause behind joint pain can be a bit tricky and might involve a few tests beyond a basic physical examination. Dr. Iskander can use imaging tests like X-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds to view your muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage for signs of damage.
Joint pain is a symptom that can come from an illness or an injury. Arthritis is a condition with several types that can cause immense pain in more than one of your joints.
Osteoarthritis, for example, causes the smooth cartilage within your joints to deteriorate slowly over time. Rheumatoid arthritis causes your immune system to attack and inflame the linings around your joints. Both types and others can lead to joint pain and trouble moving your joints smoothly.
Sometimes, joint pain comes from an injury or specific point of damage instead of a chronic condition like arthritis. You might experience pain at a joint because of a:
Some conditions and injuries linked with joint pain don’t come from acute damage that happens quickly and is detectable right away. Overusing a joint can result in damage that develops slowly, like bursitis or tendonitis. Overuse injuries are especially likely to happen to you if you use the same motions from day to day in your occupation, sport, or hobby.
At Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, Dr. Iskander makes recommendations for joint pain based on the underlying condition, the joint or joints it affects, and your personal preferences for treatment. Options available for joint pain are:
A steroid joint injection brings down inflammation within a targeted joint, which leads to the relief of pain and gives your joint a better chance at healing. It contains a steroid for inflammation as well as a local anesthetic for immediate pain relief. Dr. Iskander offers joint injections for nearly any joint pain, including pain in the sacroiliac joints at your hips.
PRP is not a medication; it’s an injectable treatment option for joint pain. PRP is an isolated mixture of growth factor-rich plasma from your blood, which is the yellow liquid base, and platelets that facilitate the healing process.
A joint pain treatment plan might also involve over-the-counter medications, physical therapy, weight loss, or heat and ice therapy at home.
To schedule your joint pain evaluation with Dr. Iskander, call Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, or request your visit online today.