Over 22% of American adults live with arthritis pain — and that’s just one of the many causes of joint pain. At the Pain Management Institute of Orlando in Altamonte, Florida, Juliet Burry, MD, offers expert diagnosis and customized treatment of joint pain. She can help you regain an active, pain-free life. Call the Pain Management Institute of Orlando or schedule a consultation online today.
While arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, is the leading cause of joint pain, many other conditions and injuries can contribute to your discomfort. Other causes of joint pain include:
While rare, you can also suffer joint pain because of bone cancer and avascular necrosis, which is bone-tissue death due to some problem with the blood supply. Also, remember that your spine is a series of joints between your vertebrae and that conditions like arthritis, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs can cause joint pain in your back.
Pain is the way your body tells you something is wrong, and you should never ignore it. If you have joint pain that doesn’t go away after a day or two of rest with at-home treatments, including over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, ice, and elevation, you should contact Dr. Burry.
Additionally, if your joint looks deformed, if you can’t move, or if you have any numbness or weakness near your affected joint, you should make an appointment right away.
Dr. Burry provides thorough consultations to identify the cause of your joint pain. She talks to you in detail about your symptoms, lifestyle, and overall health. She can order blood tests and diagnostic imaging studies like X-rays and MRIs to gather more information about your condition.
When Dr. Burry diagnoses the cause of your pain, she creates a customized treatment plan that typically combines therapies to relieve your pain and treat the condition causing it. Some of the treatments that can be included in your pain management program include:
Dr. Burry often recommends lifestyle changes to improve your health and reduce the physical stress on your joints. For example, she could recommend changes to your diet and adding exercise to your day to help you lose weight. In addition to helping with weight loss, exercise strengthens the muscles around your painful joints, increasing joint support and stability.
If you’re living with joint pain, call Pain Management Institute of Orlando or make an appointment online today.