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Joint Pain

Joint pain is an issue for many people, but when it’s ongoing treatment may be necessary.

Many people have joint pain at some point, but when it’s an ongoing issue, joint pain requires condition-specific medical treatment. At Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine, with locations in Old Bridge, Jersey City, and South Plainfield, New Jersey, dedicated interventional pain and sports medicine physician Shady Hassan, MD, offers complete treatment plans for joint pain. With nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments, you can resume regular activities soon, so click the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office now.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain means discomfort, stiffness, swelling, and pain in any of your joints. You have joints all over your body, as they're the point where bones join together.Although you can experience pain in little joints within your hands, feet, and other areas, it's most often present in the knees, hips, and shoulders.

What causes joint pain?

The most common reason for joint pain in middle-aged and older adults is arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Other chronic conditions that can cause joint pain include bursitis, gout, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis. People of any age, even very young and active ones, may experience joint pain after a sports injury or other kind of musculoskeletal trauma.

When should I see a doctor about joint pain?

When joint pain prevents you from doing the things you enjoy, the pain requires medical care. This is especially vital if you have additional symptoms such as:

  • Redness
    Joint distortion
    Difficulty bearing weight or using the affected limb

Dr. Hassan can determine the root cause of your joint pain and start a personalized treatment plan.

What is the best treatment for joint pain?

At Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine, Dr. Hassan believes that the best treatment for joint pain involves nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments. He offers an extensive range of cutting-edge treatments that can help you live more comfortably. The exact treatment plan depends on the reason for your joint pain, but some common treatments include:

  • Medication

  • Steroid and anesthetic joint injections

  • Regenerative medicine treatments — platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells

  • Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid injections)

  • Physical therapy

  • Radiofrequency ablation

These treatments can relieve your joint pain without major surgery, such as knee replacement or hip joint replacement. Dr. Hassan prescribes a full-scale rehabilitation program for joint pain, which allows you to grow stronger and more mobile. The healthier you are overall, the better you're able to prevent future joint pain. Dr. Hassan and his caring team understand how debilitating joint pain can be, and they specialize in solutions. Click the online appointment maker or call the Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine office nearest to you to learn more about how they can help you.

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