An estimated 15 million adults (about 1 in 4) in the United States who have arthritis suffer from severe joint pain. In almost half of adults with arthritis, the pain is chronic. If you have osteoarthritis, gout, or other condition that causes persistent knee pain, elbow pain, hip pain, or ankle pain, you can find nonsurgical solutions at Innovation Spine Medical. Pain management specialists Dmitriy Fuzaylov, MD, and Ronald Michelli, DC, in New York, specialize in minimally invasive treatments like regenerative medicine and chiropractic care to restore your joint function. Call the office in Malverne, Long Island, or Rego Park, Queens, to schedule an appointment, or book a consultation online today.
Bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to form the joints in your body. Major joints in your body include your knees, elbows, hips, shoulders, and spine. However, your body also has many smaller joints, such as in your toes, fingers, ankles, and wrists.
When there’s damage to any of the structures in a joint, it can cause chronic pain, plus other symptoms that affect your mobility. This damage can come from injuries you get from sports or direct trauma. Joint damage can also stem from conditions like:
If you’re overweight or obese, you may be at increased risk for chronic joint pain because of the additional pressure excess body weight puts on your joints. Prolonged pressure on your joints can also cause stress fractures in the bones of your joint over time.
If you have sudden joint pain immediately after a fall or sports injury, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Innovation Spine Medical as soon as possible. Sudden, severe pain may be a warning sign of a fracture.
For other types of joint pain, you should schedule an evaluation if your pain isn’t treatable with over-the-counter medications and lifestyle modifications. The providers also recommend you seek treatment if you have pain that worsens even with home care, or if your pain limits what you can do physically.
On-site diagnostic testing services are available to identify the underlying cause of your joint pain. The providers also perform comprehensive physical exams to assess your joint mobility and range of motion.
Based on the results of your physical exam and testing, the providers customize a treatment plan that focuses on long-term pain relief and protecting the function of your joint.
Your initial treatment plan for joint pain may involve lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, and over-the-counter medications. If these treatments aren’t helping or if your pain is severe, you may benefit from alternative solutions like massage therapy or acupuncture.
The pain specialists at Innovation Spine Medical also offer customized treatment plans using pain-relieving therapies like:
If you have chronic knee pain because of arthritis or a joint injury, you may also benefit from viscosupplementation. Viscosupplementation involves injections of hyaluronic acid into the joint to cushion your bones and prevent friction.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance already in your body, but age-related changes can reduce how much of it remains in your joints.
The providers work together to reduce your reliance on pain medications that have potentially serious side effects. They focus on helping you achieve long-lasting joint pain relief, so you can enjoy a high quality of life.
To find out more about the available solutions for joint pain, call the Innovation Spine Medical office nearest you today or book a consultation online.