Joint Pain Specialist

Pain Care, LLC

Interventional Spine & Pain Management located in Stockbridge, Newnan, Mcdonough, Johns Creek, & Griffin, GA

Around 15 million adults with arthritis have severe joint pain. At Pain Care, LLC, with offices in Stockbridge, Griffin, Newnan, McDonough, and Johns Creek, Georgia, the team of spine and interventional pain management experts understands the serious toll that joint pain can take on your life. They can restore your life using proven non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments, so take the first step by calling the nearest Metro Atlanta office or booking online now.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain is inflammation and pain in and around any joint in your body. The pain may occur in the hips, knees, shoulders, the sacroiliac (SI) joint in your pelvis, the facet joints in your spine, or almost anywhere else in your body. 

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain has many causes, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Lupus
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoporotic fractures

Some conditions, like osteoarthritis, usually cause joint pain on one side of your body, while other types, like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, occur evenly on both your right and left sides. 

Most people have joint pain in one particular region, for example, the hips or knees. But, in some cases, the pain can spread until you have pain in multiple joints at once.

When should I see a doctor about joint pain?

Mild joint pain may fade, at least temporarily, with over-the-counter medication and rest. But, if you have persistent joint pain that causes certain issues, you need more than home remedies. Some signs that you need medical help at Pain Care, LLC, for joint pain include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic swelling
  • Chronic stiffness
  • Joints feel tender or sore
  • Joints look red
  • Joints feel warm
  • Clicking or grating feeling when you move a joint
  • You can't do your normal activities

Joint pain issues may look different depending on where they happen, but ultimately, you need medical care if your joint pain changes your life for the worse.

How is joint pain treated?

Pain Care, LLC, treats joint pain according to its root cause, your particular needs, and your health goals. The team understands that you want to find relief — preferably without surgery. 

They do everything possible to restore your function and ease your pain in the least invasive way. Treatment options include:

Conservative measures

Conservative measures, including a combination of medication, physical therapy, regular exercises, and lifestyle modifications, are frequently an effective first-line treatment for joint pain, especially in the earlier stages of the disease.

Minimally invasive joint procedures

Minimally invasive joint procedures, such as SI injections and facet joint injections, deliver numbing and anti-inflammatory medication around the painful joints. Injections may relieve joint pain for as long as several months at a time. Fluoroscopic-guided Hyalgan® injections can lubricate painful osteoarthritic knee joints to relieve pain. 

Radiofrequency ablation, another outpatient procedure for joint pain, disables pain signaling in the nerves around your painful joints. 

Neuromodulation devices

Neuromodulation systems, including spinal cord stimulators (SCS), dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulators, and peripheral nerve stimulators (PNS), are implanted devices that alter or kill pain signals from within your spine. 

Neuromodulation devices can be effective for some types of joint pain, such as SI joint pain. Pain Care, LLC, uses the top-rated neuromodulation devices from Nevro®, Medtronic, Stimwave Technologies, and Boston Scientific.

Regenerative medicine, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), may help with some kinds of joint pain.

Pain Care, LLC, can help with joint pain, no matter how severe. Call the office nearest you or use the online booking feature now.