Joints are parts of the body where one or more bones meet. Although there are some stationary joints, most joints allow the body to move. Joint pain can occur when a joint is affected by arthritis or various other injuries that can affect specific joints. While occasional joint pain can occur, pain that lasts for three days or longer or is accompanied by swelling, tenderness, warmth, or a fever should be evaluated by your doctor.
Did You Know?
While any joint in the body can cause pain, three of the most common joints to be affected by joint pain are the knee, shoulder, and hip.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What causes joint pain?
Joint pain can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common cause of joint pain is arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, joint pain can also be caused by:
- An injury
- An infection of the bone or joint
- Various other medical conditions such as lupus or gout
To determine the cause of your joint pain and to seek treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Greg Condie of Aspen Orthopedic Pain and Spine today.
How is joint pain diagnosed at Aspen Orthopedic Pain and Spine?
At Aspen Orthopedic Pain and Spine, joint pain is diagnosed by first asking you about your symptoms and medical history. Dr. Greg Condie will then perform an examination of the affected joint. He may also request diagnostic imaging and/or a blood test to screen for certain conditions.
How is joint pain treated at Aspen Orthopedic Pain and Spine?
Aspen Orthopedic Pain and Spine offers a variety of treatments to alleviate joint pain. Depending on your exact diagnosis, Dr. Greg Condie may recommend one of the following treatments for joint pain:
- Medical Cannabis
- PRP injections
- Amnion injections
- Radio frequency ablation
- Sympathetic nerve block