Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists
Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Northern Virginia, Arlington, VA
The numerous joints in your body allow you to move about freely. When joint pain strikes, the limitations imposed on your ability to function can range from mild to life-altering. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, Drs. John Huffman and Talal Ghazal are equipped with the latest science and technology, helping patients in Arlington, Virginia, overcome joint pain and enjoy life to the fullest. If you’re experiencing joint pain, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Joint Pain Q & A
What is joint pain?
While the answer to this question may seem obvious enough, there are degrees and variations of joint pain that bear review. Joint pain can present in a number of ways, including:
- A dull ache, or throbbing
- Stabbing pain that only occurs with certain movements
Joint pain can also be accompanied by numbness and weakness in the joint, further hampering your ability to move about.
What causes joint pain?
There are almost as many causes of joint pain as there are joints in your body. However, the primary contributors to joint pain are:
- Joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
- Injuries leading to sprains or strains
- Fractures or dislocations
- Lyme disease
The two most common causes are osteoarthritis and injury.
How is joint pain diagnosed?
If your joint pain develops outside of an acute injury, your IPRMS Doctors perform a complete examination of your joint, including advanced imaging for a closer look at what’s going on inside. Your Doctors will also likely draw blood, which provides critical indicators of certain diseases and conditions that affect your joints.
How is joint pain treated?
Once your IPRMS physician has diagnosed the cause behind your joint pain, treatment can begin in earnest. Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists offers the latest treatments in joint health, including:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Stem cell therapy
- Trigger point injections
- Facet injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
More often than not, you may benefit from a combination of treatments that target your pain and enable mobility, which is Drs. Huffman and Ghazal’s primary goal.
In addition to these innovative treatments, Drs. Huffman and Ghazal may recommend lifestyle changes that help to relieve joint pain, such as modifying diet and exercise, physical therapy, and better nutrition for joint health. Treating your joint pain from several different angles is the best way to regain your mobility, decrease your pain, and get you back to the activities you enjoy most.
If joint pain is preventing you from enjoying life, call Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
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