Joint Pain

Southwest Pain Management -  - Pain and Sports Management Physicians

Southwest Pain Management

Pain and Sports Management Physicians & Pain Management located in Irving, TX

You have hundreds of joints in your body, both small and large, any of which could suffer an injury or degrade over time. Whether your joint pain is acute or chronic, the interventional pain management specialists at Southwest Pain Management in Irving, Texas, can help relieve your discomfort. The team boasts a wealth of expertise using conservative treatments to help patients who have joint pain, so give the clinic a call today or book an appointment online.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joints are the hinges in your bones that enable you to walk, run, jump, and carry out all the hundreds of activities and movements you perform every day.

Damage to any of the tissues in the joint can cause joint pain, either from gradual wear and tear or repetitive movement or because of an acute injury.  

What causes joint pain?

Some of the most frequent causes of joint pain are:

  • Sprained ligaments
  • Strained tendons
  • Full and partial dislocations
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis

Arthritis is a leading cause of joint pain, which typically develops slowly and makes your joints stiff and inflamed. 

There are many different types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis, a condition in which the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears away over time to leave the bones exposed. They can then rub together, leading to inflammation and pain.

How is joint pain treated?

Acute joint pain that’s due to tissue trauma typically responds to rest and relief of pressure. Using hot compresses and ice packs can help with any swelling, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain-relieving medication can help with the pain. 

You may also need extra support for your injured joint such as a compression bandage, splint, or specialized brace. Physical therapy and massage can be highly beneficial in keeping joints flexible and building up strength following an injury and are also valuable if you have chronic joint pain. 

Chronic pain also responds well to conservative treatment approaches and lifestyle changes, for example, losing weight to relieve pressure on the joints.

Other potential treatments for joint pain include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Injections into the bursa around the joint
  • Nerve blocks
  • Nerve radiofrequency lesioning
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy

The team at Southwest Pain Management uses ultrasound-guided technology to carry out injectable treatments. 

This ensures that the medication is at its highest concentration in the tissue that’s most badly damaged, thereby giving you effective relief from pain and enabling the active ingredients in any regenerative medicine treatments to get to work in precisely the right location.

Find out more about the many effective options there are for treating joint pain at Southwest Pain Management by calling them today or using the online booking form to schedule a consultation.