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.
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.
Common symptoms linked to joint pain include:
You can suffer joint pain in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers, as well as your spine, hips, knees, ankles, and toes.
Common joint pain risk factors include:
Ways to reduce your risk of joint pain include:
Warm up before exercise and follow your trainer’s instructions on using the correct form when training for sports.
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.
Common joint pain treatments include:
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.
Taking medications can reduce the pain and inflammation in your joints, offering you relief and a better quality of life.
Joint injections can reduce the pain and inflammation that come with injuries and arthritic degeneration.
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 strengthens and stretches joints and the surrounding tissues to reduce your pain and risk of further joint damage.
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.