Up to 70% of Americans 65 and older suffer from joint pain. At Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, pain management specialists Kevin McCowan, MD, and Carisa Hines, MD, take a conservative and minimally invasive approach to joint pain management. After an exam and diagnostic imaging, your provider makes personalized treatment recommendations. Call Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute today to schedule treatment for joint pain, or book your appointment online.
Joint pain is a soreness, aching, or discomfort in one or more joints — the points at which two or more bones meet.
Pain can affect any of your joints, but it’s most common in those that experience daily wear-and-tear — the shoulders, hips, and knees.
Most joint pain improves with rest, ice, and activity changes. But if your symptoms worsen, seek treatment at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute immediately.
Joint pain occurs for various reasons, including:
Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute treats most types of joint pain, except for pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If your provider confirms you have RA, they refer you to a rheumatologist (an autoimmune disease specialist).
Make an appointment at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute if you have joint pain that lasts several days and doesn’t improve with rest, ice, or activity changes. That’s particularly true if you experience other symptoms alongside the pain, including redness, swelling, or warmth.
Your Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and if it’s worse during specific activities or times.
Next, your provider examines your joint, looking for redness, swelling, or bruising. They gently press on your joint and the surrounding skin to identify sensitive areas. They’ll order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI, to check for fractures, a dislocated joint, or tissue damage.
Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute treats joint pain with conservative and minimally invasive therapies. Your provider could recommend:
Depending on the cause of your joint pain, it could take several treatments to provide lasting relief. If your symptoms worsen, your provider refers you to an orthopedic specialist.
Call Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute today to schedule treatment for joint pain, or book your appointment online.