Stress, age, and previous injuries are all factors that put you at risk of experiencing joint pain. The board-certified pain management specialists at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., provide evaluations and treatment at their offices in Jacksonville, New Bern, and Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Joint pain can become a persistent issue that affects your mobility, especially without specific care. To schedule your next visit, call the nearest office or book a consultation online today.
Any discomfort you experience at points in the body where two bones meet is joint pain. The joints most likely to develop pain-causing injuries and conditions are mobile joints, which can also experience stiffness or a loss of movement due to the painful condition.
You can experience pain in one or more joints at a time, including your:
Depending on its severity, joint pain can be a significant or minor inconvenience. In any case, long-lasting pain of any kind requires an evaluation. Once you have a diagnosis, the team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., recommends treatment and rehabilitation options.
Joint pain comes from numerous causes; some are long-term or degenerative conditions affecting the joints, while others are injuries. Injuries that were initially acute may develop into long-term joint pain.
The team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., explores possible causes of your joint pain like:
An evaluation for joint pain may include diagnostic tests like blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasound imaging.
Whether your joint pain comes from a degenerative condition like arthritis or a new or old injury, there are plenty of strategies to offer relief. The team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., provides individualized care plans to help you manage your joint pain according to its cause.
Joint pain typically responds well to conservative therapies like:
Oral medications like antidepressants as well as over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers can help with any type of joint pain.
Injection therapy, specifically corticosteroid injections, can reduce inflammation in a painful joint to ease some of the pain.
Physical therapy helps you strengthen painful joints and restore their mobility if they’re stiff.
You might need to modify your activity level to avoid excess pressure on painful joints. It may also benefit you to stop smoking, adjust your diet, or get mild exercise throughout the week.
To explore treatments and diagnostic services for your joint pain, call Johnston Pain Management, P.A., or book an appointment online today.