Joint Pain & Arthritis

Joint pain is common and becoming more prevalent due to our ageing population. Joint pain can affect any part of the body and is often associated with significant functional impairment that can impact your lifestyle.

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain. Osteoarthritis pain is a complex form of pain associated with peripheral neuropathic pain, central sensitisation, and localised inflammation. The degree of pain is often not correlated with the pathology or degeneration seen on scans.

Possible causes of joint pain include

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Tendinosis or Tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Potential symptoms

  • Localised pain and inflammation
  • Nerve pain
  • Stiffness and reduced mobility or function
  • Joint tenderness or redness

Recommended treatments

  • Medication – osteoarthritic pain medications can be particularly effective
  • Physical therapy – including stretching and exercise, lifestyle modifications
  • Genicular nerve procedures – knee pain
  • Obturator and femoral nerve procedures – hip pain
  • Suprascapular nerve procedures – shoulder pain DRG stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Some cases of joint pain may be due to systemic illnesses and require referral to and coordination with other specialties including rheumatology or rehabilitation medicine

Why suffer? Make an appointment to discuss a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

To find out more about our treatment options that can help reduce or eliminate your pain, contact us or make an appointment today.