Joint Pain Specialist

Texas Pain Intervention Clinic

Ankit Maheshwari, MD

Interventional Pain Management located in McKinney, TX

Joint pain is a common problem, especially if you have arthritis. At Texas Pain Intervention Clinic in McKinney, Texas, interventional pain management physician Ankit Maheshwari, MD, and his expert team diagnose the cause of joint pain. They treat it, improving joint function and restoring your quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Your joints are made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. Joint pain happens for lots of reasons and can be crippling if left untreated. Texas Pain Intervention Clinic offers treatment for ongoing joint pain to relieve your symptoms and improve joint function.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

Common symptoms linked to joint pain include:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Joint tenderness

You can suffer joint pain in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers, as well as your spine, hips, knees, ankles, and toes.

What are the risk factors for joint pain?

Common joint pain risk factors include:

  • Older age
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Other inflammatory conditions
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Other sports injuries
  • Previous injuries
  • Obesity
  • Fibromyalgia

Ways to reduce your risk of joint pain include:

  • Living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Maintaining an ideal weight.
  • Eating healthy foods.
  • Getting regular exercise.

Warm up before exercise and follow your trainer’s instructions on using the correct form when training for sports.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of joint pain?

To determine what’s causing your joint pain, Dr. Maheshwari reviews your symptoms and medical history. He examines your joints, assesses their range of motion, and might order urine, blood, and joint fluid analyses.

Imaging procedures that help Dr. Maheshwari evaluate joint degeneration and other injuries include X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds.

What are common joint pain treatments?

Common joint pain treatments include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to ease joint pain include using ice or heat packs, resting the affected joints, wearing a brace, and losing weight if necessary. Getting regular exercise is a must.

Medications

Taking medications can reduce the pain and inflammation in your joints, offering you relief and a better quality of life.

Injections

Joint injections can reduce the pain and inflammation that come with injuries and arthritic degeneration.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine can generate new cells and boost your body’s natural healing ability to ease joint pain. Regenerative medicine treatments include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy strengthens and stretches joints and the surrounding tissues to reduce your pain and risk of further joint damage.

Surgery

In the case of severe joint deterioration or injuries, Dr. Maheshwari could recommend that you undergo surgery to replace, remove, or repair the affected joint tissues.

Don’t let joint pain get the best of you when simple treatments available at Texas Pain Intervention Clinic can offer you relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.