The numerous joints in your body allow you to move about freely. When joint pain strikes, the limitations imposed on your ability to function can range from mild to life-altering. At Florida Medical Pain Management, the pain management and regenerative specialists are equipped with the latest science and technology, helping patients in St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Spring Hill, Florida, overcome joint pain and enjoy life to the fullest. If you’re experiencing joint pain, call or book an appointment online to learn more.
Joint Pain Q & A
What is joint pain?
While the answer to this question may seem obvious enough, there are degrees and variations of joint pain that bear review. Joint pain can present in a number of ways, including:
- A dull ache, or throbbing
- Stabbing pain that only occurs with certain movements
Joint pain can also be accompanied by numbness and weakness in the joint, further hampering your ability to move about.
What causes joint pain?
There are almost as many causes of joint pain as there are joints in your body. The primary contributors to joint pain, however, are:
- Joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
- Injuries leading to sprains or strains
- Fractures or dislocations
- Lyme disease
The two most common causes are osteoarthritis and injury.
How is joint pain diagnosed?
If your joint pain develops outside of an acute injury, the team at Florida Medical Pain Management performs a complete examination of your joint, including advanced imaging for a closer look at what’s going on inside. The doctors will also likely draw blood, which provides critical indicators of certain diseases and conditions that affect your joints.
How is joint pain treated?
Once your doctor has diagnosed the cause behind your joint pain, treatment can begin in earnest. Florida Medical Pain Management offers the latest treatments in joint health, including:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Stem cell therapy
- Trigger point injections
- Facet injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
More often than not, you may benefit from a combination of treatments that target your pain and enable mobility, which are the primary goals of the pain management specialists at Florida Medical Pain Management.
In addition to these innovative treatments, the team may recommend lifestyle changes that help to relieve joint pain, such as modifying diet and exercise, physical therapy, and better nutrition for joint health. Treating your joint pain from several different angles is the best way to regain your mobility, decrease your pain, and get you back to the activities you enjoy most.
If joint pain is preventing you from enjoying life, call Florida Medical Pain Management or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.