If you have ongoing or severe pain in your spine, hips, knees, shoulders, or other joints, exceptional interventional pain management physician Daljit S. Buttar, MD, and his staff are here for you. At Raleigh Spine and Pain Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, they offer a variety of joint pain treatments to restore musculoskeletal functioning and alleviate your discomfort. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Joint pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your joints, where two bones connect. Your joints are made up of tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, and cartilage. Pain in your joints could present as:
You may also notice crunching or popping sounds at the time of a joint injury. See Raleigh Spine and Pain Center pain specialists at the first sign of a problem.
A variety of factors can cause joint pain. Your risk of developing joint discomfort increases with older age, obesity, lack of exercise, falling, playing sports, or being in a car accident. Other causes include arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, injections, tendon tears, fractures, and other common joint injuries.
To figure out what’s causing joint pain, Dr. Buttar discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. He examines your joints to assess their structure, function, and range of motion. He could also order blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to find the root cause of your discomfort.
Common treatments available at Raleigh Spine and Pain Center for joint pain include:
Making simple lifestyle changes helps your joints heal and alleviates discomfort. Try resting your joints, using ice or heat packs, or wearing a brace while your injury heals. If you’re overweight, consider weight loss or getting regular exercise after your joints recover to reduce the risk of reinjury.
Regenerative medicine uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood or stem cells to enhance your body’s ability to generate new cells and heal naturally.
Other injections Dr. Buttar offers include hyaluronic acid injections to lubricate your joints and steroid injections to diminish swelling and pain.
Physical therapy exercises strengthen tissues surrounding an injury and increase flexibility to restore joints and lower your risk of reinjury.
Raleigh Spine and Pain Center providers offer surgical procedures to repair, remove, or replace tissues within your joints to fully restore their structure and reduce pain.
Don’t let joint pain reduce your quality of life when relief is within reach at Raleigh Spine and Pain Center. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.