Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta

Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in Stockbridge and Griffin, GA

Up to 70% of older adults suffer from joint pain, caused by arthritis, general wear-and-tear, or the aging process. At Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC, in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia, board-certified pain management specialists Randall Berinhout, MD, and Dominic Seymore, MD, offer several types of conservative and minimally invasive treatments to relieve joint pain. Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to schedule joint pain treatment, or book your visit online. 

Joint Pain Q & A

Should I see a specialist about joint pain, or will it improve on its own?

Your joints are areas of the body where two or more bones meet –– like the elbows, shoulders, knees, and wrists. Joints help you move and complete routine tasks but are susceptible to injury and general wear-and-tear.

Almost everyone experiences joint pain at some time or another, and it usually isn’t serious. But if your symptoms continue for more than a week or keep you from work and other activities, identifying the cause is crucial.

What types of health problems cause joint pain?

Joint pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Viral infections
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

Sometimes, joint pain occurs due to repetitive strain or general wear-and-tear. 

When is joint pain considered serious?

Make an appointment at Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC if your joint pain is severe and affects your mobility. That’s particularly true if your affected joint is bruised, swollen, or tender to touch and your symptoms don't improve with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication.

How does an integrative pain specialist diagnose joint pain?

Your Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and if it extends into other parts of your body.

They complete an exam, checking your joint for bruising, redness, and swelling, and gently press on your joint and the surrounding skin to identify sensitive areas. Your provider also tests your range of motion, strength, and reflexes.

Most types of joint pain are easy to diagnose, but if your provider suspects a more serious problem, like a broken bone or nerve damage, they order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or electromyography (EMG).

How does an integrative pain specialist treat joint pain?

The Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC team treats joint pain using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. They might suggest:

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • Immobilization with a cast, boot, or splint
  • Activity changes
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation

If your symptoms continue or worsen after conservative treatment, you might benefit from surgery. The Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC team offers minimally invasive and open orthopedic surgery.

Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to receive treatment for joint pain, or book your appointment online.