Your joints are a complex system made up of bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that help your body move and perform intricate tasks. Due to the many parts that make up your joints, they’re susceptible to injury and pain. If you’re suffering from joint pain, pain management specialist Jacqueline Weisbein, DO and her team at Napa Valley Orthopedic Medical Group, can provide treatment to relieve your discomfort. Call the office in Napa, California, today to schedule an appointment, or you can request an appointment online.
Joint pain refers to any discomfort you experience in and around your joint. The pain may be sharp and only occur during movement, or it can be a dull ache that doesn’t seem to go away.
No matter your symptoms, if you’re experiencing joint pain that isn’t improving with time, the team at Napa Valley Orthopedic Medical Group can help.
Joint pain can result from a range of causes, including injuries, overuse, or an underlying disease. Common causes of joint pain include:
Joint pain can also develop from what you see as an unrelated health issue, such as hypothyroidism.
You may also be susceptible to joint pain if you play a sport or have a job that requires repetitive motion. Tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and swimmer’s shoulder are joint-related conditions that cause pain.
The team at Napa Valley Orthopedic Medical Group conducts comprehensive examinations when you come to the office with complaints of joint pain.
During your exam, the team reviews your symptoms and medical history, then conducts a physical examination, paying close attention to the joint that’s causing you trouble.
To confirm or rule out a cause, the team may request diagnostic testing, such as blood work or an X-ray.
Dr. Weisbein and the team at Napa Valley Orthopedic Medical Group develop individualized treatment plans for the management of your joint pain depending on your symptoms, the underlying cause, and your medical history. Your treatment plan may include:
If your joint pain is due to arthritis, the team at Napa Valley Orthopedic Medical Group may recommend a viscosupplementation injection.
This injection contains a thick gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid that gets injected into space inside your joint. The gel acts like a cushion, which prevents bone-on-bone contact and the resulting pain.
To manage your joint pain more effectively, call Napa Valley Orthopedic Medical Group today.