Effective Pain Management Techniques for Joint Pains

Joint pains can be very straining and may hinder you from living your life normally. If you are struggling with joint pains in Hoboken, Downtown Pain Management has the solution. Chronic joint pain can make it difficult for you to enjoy your favorite activity, which may, in turn, spoil your mood.

What Is Joint Pain?

Joint pain is a physical condition that causes discomfort within the meeting points of two or more bones. The pain can vary from being just a mild pain to excruciating pain, limiting your movement. Joint pains affect areas such as:

  •  Shoulders.
  •  Hips.
  •  Knees.
  •  Wrists.
  •  Elbows.
  •  And ankles. 

The spine also has joints, which when injured can lead to neck pains and back pains. It is the joints in the body that are responsible for movement in various ways. Therefore, this makes the joints an easy target of ailments that cause pain in the body.

What Are the Causative Factors of Joint Pains?

The most common cause of joint pain is arthritis, which may cause excruciating pain and joint stiffness, limiting your mobility. There are two common types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Joint pains can come as a result of several other factors, which include:

  • Joint or bone infection.
  • Overstretching and even the tearing of the ligaments during sporting activities may cause a sprain or a strain.
  • The inflammation of the tendons.
  •  Inflammation of the sacs fills in fluids that cushion the joints, commonly known as Bursitis.
  • Tears in the knees.      

Joint pains can result from injuries such as rolling your feet, falling, and twisting your ankle, which may immediately cause a sprained ankle. In other cases, the pains develop over time due to repetitive motions.

What Happens During a Joint Pain Diagnosis?

During your appointment, Dr. Ben-Meir may discuss your symptoms and review your medical history before determining the appropriate treatment for you. Then he will conduct a thorough physical examination of the joints. It may be necessary to take some diagnostic tests, including an electromyogram (EMG) or a musculoskeletal ultrasound, to detect the root cause of your pain and discomfort.

What Are the Available Non-surgical Treatments for Joint Pains?

 Dr. Ben-Meir will use the diagnosis from his tests on your limb functioning to create a suitable treatment plan for you. He is very skilled and experienced in joint pain treatments that require specialized personnel.

These treatments may include:

  • Prolotherapy.
  • Facet joint injections.
  • TenJet treatment for chronic tendon pain.
  •  Corticosteroid injections.
  • Fluoroscopy-guided hip and knee injections.
  • Epidural steroid injections.
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy.
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections.

Your treatment plan may depend on the severity of your medical condition. Your treatment plan may involve engaging in physical therapy to improve the physical functioning of your joints, medications that work internally to help ease the pain in the joints, and other alternative treatment methods like chiropractic care and acupuncture.

If joint pain is causing you a series of discomfort, do not hesitate to seek medical assistance from Downtown Pain Management.

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