Your joints are made up of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bursa sacs containing synovial membrane and fluid. The parts work together so you can move in a variety of ways.
While any joint can become painful, your knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders are joints that you use often. Pain and inflammation in these joints can lead to disability.
Some of the common causes of chronic joint pain include:
You can also develop chronic joint pain following trauma to your joint from a fall, car accident, or another type of injury.
To understand the underlying cause of joint pain, your provider at DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness offers on-site diagnostic testing services. They evaluate the health and flexibility of your joint through imaging tests and a physical exam.
Based on the results of your test, your pain management specialist designs a treatment plan to ease your pain. They can also work with you on strategies to slow down the progression of chronic diseases, like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness providers offer minimally invasive procedures on-site to help you find fast and long-lasting relief of pain and inflammation.
Depending on the cause of your pain and its severity, you may benefit from over-the-counter or prescription medications. If this isn’t enough to manage your joint pain, you may benefit from treatments like:
A joint injection delivers a local anesthetic and a steroid directly into your painful joint. The anesthetic numbs the nerves that contribute to your pain, and the steroid reduces the inflammation that’s putting pressure on your joint.
Steroid injections are similar to joint injections, and they deliver anti-inflammatory and anesthetic medications into the affected joint for long-lasting pain relief.
Regenerative medicine therapies using stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can heal damage to the structure of your joints. Injections of these natural substances also reduce chronic inflammation to help relieve pain.
To ensure your injection goes into a precise location within your joint, the DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness team uses the guidance of fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray device. This technology lets your provider view a monitor to see exactly where the injection needs to go to provide optimal pain relief.
Minimally invasive injections can provide months of relief from pain and inflammation. They can also reduce the need for surgery and decrease your reliance on oral medications. Your provider may recommend physical therapy following an injection to improve the efficiency of your healing and restore your range of motion.
Find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive treatments for chronic joint pain by calling DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness or by booking an appointment online today.