I Have Joint Pain! Help!
Are you one of the 30% of Americans who suffers from acute or chronic joint pain at least once a month? Joint pain can be caused by a number of different things, including osteoarthritis, injury, prolonged abnormal posture, or repetitive motion.
If you’ve been experiencing joint pain of any kind, we can help – click here to contact Southwest Spine & Sports or call us today at (480) 860-8998!
The CDC compiled an interesting list of joint pain statistics. According to their report:
- 18% of respondents report suffering from knee pain
- 9% suffer from shoulder pain
- 7% from finger pain
- 7% from hip pain
Joint Pain Treatment Options
Even mild joint pain is a debilitating condition that can make it difficult to perform even simple daily activities like walking or driving. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available to help you minimize or eliminate your pain and help you get back to living a healthy, productive life.
At Southwest Spine & Sports, our team of specialists is highly trained in the field of regenerative medicine, specifically PRP and stem cell therapy.
PRP for Joint Pain
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe, effective and all natural way to heal damaged joints, including shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, fingers, and more. PRP consists of a small sample of your own blood, spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and then injected into the injured area. Medical research and intensive studies are leading the way to the tremendous benefits offered by PRP for patients suffering from low back pain, with the goal of enhancing the body’s ability to naturally heal itself.
Stem Cell Therapy for Joint Pain
Stem cell therapy is another nonsurgical alternative to pain management that has been practiced since the early 1990s and uses the body’s own stem cells to treat all manner of degenerative conditions, including joint pain. Adult stem cells, collected from reservoirs in bone marrow and adipose tissue, can be transferred directly into the site of the joint or disc injury safely and effectively in an outpatient facility, without resorting to surgery. Stem cell therapy has been proving to be extremely effective and is quickly increasing in popularity among patients of all ages.
Causes of Joint Pain
Joint pain can be caused by many different injuries or conditions, including:
- Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
- Chondromalacia patellae
- Gout (especially found in the big toe)
- Infections caused by a virus, including
- Epstein-Barr viral syndrome
- Influenza (flu)
- Lyme disease
- Measles (rubeola)
- Rheumatic fever
- Rubella (German measles)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Injury, such as a fracture
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- Septic arthritis (joint infection)
- Tennis Elbow
- Unusual exertion or overuse, including strains or sprains
Our Pain Treatment Options
A physician from Southwest Spine and Sports will be able to tell you definitively if regenerative medicine is right for you. If it’s determined that you would benefit more from a different type of treatment, we also offer:
- Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
- Selective Nerve Root Blocks
- Facet Joint Injections
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment
About Southwest Spine & Sports
Southwest Spine & Sports has been helping people throughout the state of Arizona manage and eliminate their pain since 1999. Always striving to serve our patients better, we are at the forefront of regenerative medicine and are continually working to advance our knowledge of the practice.
Recognized as Top Doctors in the valley, the physicians at Southwest Spine & Sports bring not only their unparalleled medical knowledge and skills but also genuine care and concern for each and every patient we see from all ages and walks of life. From seasoned athletes to “Weekend Warriors,” there’s no limit to who can receive regenerative medicine therapy to treat their pain.
With two convenient locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ, we are one of the area’s largest pain management and regenerative medicine practices. All of our pain physicians have devoted their lives to compassionate patient care and providing safe alternatives to back, neck or laser spine surgeries.