Joint pain could be a result of an acute injury or repetitive strain, or you might have a condition like arthritis that's affecting multiple joints. Whatever the cause of your chronic joint pain, experienced physicians Jacob Abraham, MD, and Jose Garcia, MD, of Advanced Interventional Pain Management can help. The practice, with offices in Hot Springs, Little Rock, Texarkana, El Dorado, Arkadelphia, and Mena, Arkansas, provides expert treatments like radiofrequency ablation. Call the office nearest you today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment using the online form.
Joint pain has numerous possible causes. Your joints are frequently moving and many of them have to endure significant levels of stress while supporting your weight and running, jumping and lifting.
Accidents and injuries are a common cause of acute joint pain. Sprains and strains, torn cartilage, and dislocations or fractures of the bones in your joints can all cause joint pain.
With the right treatment, these acute injuries should heal and resolve the pain. In some cases, chronic joint pain develops if the tissues and bones don't heal as they should.
The most common cause of chronic joint pain is arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These conditions damage the cartilage protecting your joints so the bones inside rub together, causing chronic inflammation, stiffness, and joint pain.
If your pain is due to an acute injury, you need to rest the painful joint so it can heal properly. Physical therapy helps by rebuilding strength in the damaged tissues and muscles around the affected joint.
You can use hot and cold pads to help reduce any swelling and relieve the pain. Taking pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medication also eases the symptoms. If you have a severe injury you might need a cast or splint to immobilize the joint while it heals.
Being overweight puts unnecessary strain on your joints and makes you more likely to develop joint pain. Losing weight is, therefore, a priority.
Most people find their joint pain clears up with these conservative measures, but if you're still suffering, the Advanced Interventional Pain Management team can help.
If you have chronic joint pain, including facet joint pain in your spine, your provider might suggest injectable treatments. Using image guidance technology, your provider delivers medications such as steroids and local anesthetics to the heart of your joint.
They can also use procedures like facet joint medial branch blocks (in your spine) and genicular nerve blocks (in your knees), which also help diagnose the cause of joint pain.
Hyaluronic acid injections can improve lubrication if you have knee pain that's due to arthritis.
Advanced Interventional Pain Management also offers cutting-edge radiofrequency ablation treatment to stop the genicular nerves in your knees and spinal nerves around your facet joints from transmitting pain signals to your brain.
If you have persistent joint pain, call Advanced Interventional Pain Management today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.