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Joint Pain

Integrated Spine And Pain Care

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Farmingdale, NY, Deer Park, NY & Long Island, NY

Whether from injury or disease, joint pain can affect mobility and daily life. With a holistic approach to care, board-certified interventional pain medicine specialist Mikael Sarij, MD, at Integrated Spine And Pain Care offers state-of-the-art treatments for joint pain to alleviate discomfort and help you get back to your active lifestyle. To schedule an appointment with a caring and knowledgeable specialist, call the office in Farmingdale, Deer Park, or Long Island, New York, or book one online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain refers to any discomfort you feel in or around your joint. The pain may include tenderness, inflammation, a dull ache, or severe pain. 

A joint refers to an area of your body where two or more bones meet. Your joints contain many parts, including bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscle, and nerves. Though you have some fixed joints (skull), most of the joints in your body support mobility and flexibility.

However, the structure and function of your joints also make them susceptible to injury and disease that results in joint pain. Though joint pain may affect any joint in your body, Integrated Spine And Pain Care specializes in pain that affects the joints in your:

  • Shoulders
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Hips
  • Hands
  • Wrist

The vertebrae that make up your spine is also a series of joints and a common source of chronic pain. 

What are the common causes of joint pain?

You can develop joint pain from many causes. Some of the most common include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Ligament tears
  • Tendon tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Labral tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Osteoporosis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

You may develop joint pain after an injury, or it may occur over time due to the degenerative changes in your spine that happen as you get older. No matter the cause or severity of your joint pain, getting treatment may prevent your pain from worsening or causing irreversible joint damage. 

What can I expect during a joint pain consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see Dr. Sarij for a joint pain consultation. During your exam, he asks about your symptoms, medical history, types of medications and supplements you take, and the effects your joint pain has on your daily life.

He then conducts a physical exam, which may include diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or ultrasounds to better understand the underlying cause of your joint pain.

How is joint pain treated?

Treatment for your joint pain is personalized based on the cause of your discomfort, symptoms, lifestyle, and overall health. Dr. Sarij offers many innovative state-of-the-art treatments for joint pain, including:

  • Joint injections
  • Growth factor injections
  • Personalized exercise program

For joint injections, Dr. Sarij uses ultrasound-guided technology to ensure the accuracy of your injection. He works closely with you and adjusts your plan as needed to alleviate your joint pain, improve mobility, and help you get back to your active lifestyle.

Don’t let your joint pain keep you from doing the things you love. Contact Integrated Spine And Pain Care by phone or online to schedule your joint pain consultation.