Many associate joint pain as part of the “normal” aging process. While some joint aches are certainly age-related, others can be the result of serious disease. Whatever is the cause of your joint pain, most joint problems are treatable and should be diagnosed by a health care professional.
How Does Your Joint Feel?
When trying to resolve joint pain, distinguishing between pain caused by joint inflammation (an immune response characterized by redness, swelling, and warmth), and pain without inflammation, is very important.
Joint disorders where there is inflammation:
- Pain, redness, swelling, and warmth
- Stiffness in the morning, or stiffness that worsens with rest and inactivity
- Whole-body symptoms such as weight loss, fever, or fatigue
These symptoms may indicate rheumatoid, psoriatic, or bacterial arthritis; inflammatory osteoarthritis, gout, or sarcoidosis.
Joint disorders where there is no inflammation:
- Pain without warmth or swelling
- Minimal, intermittent morning stiffness
- Stiffness which is worsened by activity
These symptoms, or lack of, may indicate osteoarthritis or trauma such as cartilage, muscle, or tendon tears around the joint.
Joint Pain Treatments
All joint injections are performed using advanced fluoroscopic technology to ensure precise and correct medication placement.
Medial Branch Block
Facet – Lumbar
What to Do About Joint Pain
Call us for an appointment if you experience any of the symptoms listed below:
- Involuntary weight loss
- Joint pain with persistent, unexplained fever
- Limping or impaired activity
- Persistent decreased energy or fatigue
- Swelling or stiffness
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarms, or groin
- Unexplained, severe joint pain lasting longer than a few days
Do not ignore your pain! Ignoring your pain may allow it to spread and worsen over time. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner you can begin your treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
The first step to getting your pain under control is scheduling your Guardian Care Appointment. Contact us now to speak with physician who specializes in relieving joint pain.
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