Joint Pain Treatment
The human body has 360 joints where two or more bones come together. Joints are essential for movement by incorporating complex mechanisms that allow every part of the musculoskeletal system to function. Joint pain can occur in any of these joints, from small facet joints in the spine to the large hip joints. An accurate diagnosis and treatment can minimize or stop joint pain, and both are available through our physicians at Medici Medical Arts.
Treatment for joint pain depends on the cause of the pain. While pain medications can mask discomfort, they do not remedy the source of the pain. At Medici Medical Arts, we focus on finding the source of joint pain and devising an effective treatment plan to address the cause of pain. While medication management is one treatment option, it is always combined with other therapies and treatments to relieve pain and improve function with limited or no use of narcotic medications. Treatments can include regenerative medicine like stem cell or PRP injections, along with physiotherapy and many other advanced joint treatments.
What Causes Joint Pain?
Joints involve many components that allow the muscles and bones to move without friction where they meet. Cartilage, bursa, tendons, ligaments, fluid and other components are all necessary for joint performance. If a joint is causing pain, it can be due to an injury or degeneration in any of these necessary components. Some common causes of joint pain include:
- Torn ligaments
- Bone spurs
- Damaged or inflamed cartilage or bursa
- Sprains or strains
- Bone fractures
Finding the cause of joint pain is the first step in creating an effective treatment plan. If you have joint pain and want relief, contact Medici Medical Arts today to schedule an appointment. We have multiple locations in the Atlanta area and offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating joint pain.