Joint Pain

Pain Management located in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX
Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX

If you have arthritis or a sports or work injury, joint pain can develop. At the Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio in San Antonio and Live Oak, Texas, the highly trained pain management specialists pinpoint the cause of joint pain and treat it to relieve bothersome symptoms and restore musculoskeletal functioning. Call the nearest office to learn more, or use the online scheduler today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain is a feeling of discomfort in a joint, which consists of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Examples of joints include your:

  • Spine
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Wrists
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles

You also have joints in your fingers, toes, jaw, and other areas. Your discomfort may be mild and resolve on its own or debilitating when left untreated. The Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio experts are skilled in getting rid of joint pain using highly effective, cutting-edge methods. 

They accept personal injury cases with a letter of protection and care for workers’ compensation patients with injuries sustained at the workplace.

What does it feel like to have joint pain?

Joint pain may present as:

  • Aching
  • Severe discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling

If your symptoms don’t go away with rest and home remedies, or if the pain is extreme, see a Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio specialist as soon as possible. 

What are the risk factors for joint pain?

Joint pain could result because of a sports injury, workplace accident, car accident, or age-related wear. Diseases, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, can also contribute to joint problems and ongoing discomfort. Carrying excess body weight and a family history of joint pain are risk factors, too.

How does my specialist diagnose the cause of joint pain?

To determine why you have joint pain, a Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio provider discusses your symptoms, medical history, accident history, lifestyle, and medications. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and often order diagnostic testing.

You might be a candidate for nerve testing, blood tests, a CT scan, an MRI, an ultrasound, X-rays, or additional imaging procedures to confirm a diagnosis and create an effective treatment.

How is joint pain treated?

Your Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio specialist may recommend one or more of the following joint pain treatments:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Bracing
  • Ankle, knee, hip, or other joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem cell injections 
  • Nerve blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Trochanteric bursa injections
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Medication management
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal decompression 
  • Electrical nerve stimulation 
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • Active release techniques
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Biofeedback
  • Ketamine for pain management

Your Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio specialist tailors each treatment to get you the most effective joint pain relief. They follow up with you to ensure long-lasting results and an improved quality of life.

Schedule an appointment at Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio by phone or online today to reap the benefits of joint pain relief.