Joint Pain Is Nothing New
However, new procedures are available to help people reduce or eliminate their pain, which can make them feel young again. Many times joint pain is not a result of aging but a direct result of damage cause by injury or wear and tear. No matter what causes it, joint pain can interfere with your normal activities and reduce the quality of your life.
To understand the causes of joint pain, you first have to look at the anatomy of a joint. Joints are made up of bone, muscles, synovium, cartilage and ligaments. All of these structures are potential sources of pain. Joints function as a part of the weight bearing system to aid in stability and they also provide you with the ability to move. When a joint is injured and not functioning properly it will affect both stability and mobility along with causing pain.
Millions of people suffer with painful joints. Commonly, people turn to over-the-counter and prescription drugs, but long term use of these drugs could cause serious side effects. It is therefore recommended that you contact a physician for a proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. We offer many different forms of treatment that are effective in the relief of joint pain.
Causes of Joint Pain
There are many causes of joint pain such as: autoimmune diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus), bursitis, tendonitis, chondromalacia patella, gout, infectious disease and injury including fracture, sprains, strain and cartilage tears. One of the more common causes is Osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joint secondary to injury, activities and other physical factors such as obesity.
Diagnosing The Cause of Joint Pain
The most important part of caring for patients with joint pain is an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Magaziner uses his years of clinical experience, thorough examination and sophisticated diagnostic tools to arrive at his diagnosis. Some of the diagnostic tools are:
- X-ray and Fluoroscopy
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Bone Scan
- Nerve Studies (Electromyography, or EMG)
Joint Pain Treatment
Dr. Magaziner’s philosophy is to start with the more conservative treatments (less invasive) first. If necessary, The Center for Spine, Sports, Pain Management and Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine provides multiple forms of treatment to help patients recover from acute or chronic conditions.
There are many non-surgical therapies which are effective in the treatment of Joint pain. Some of these treatments include: