Joint Pain Relief & Treatment in New York
What is joint pain?
Joint pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages but usually occurs later in a person’s life. Most commonly, the condition is associated with the degenerative joint disease called arthritis, which causes inflammation and aching joints. Arthritis can cause chronic hip, knee, or other joint pain. In addition to arthritis joint pain, the condition can also occur as a result of improper technique during sports, repetitive movements, excessive weight, or prior joint injury.
At Performance Health in NYC, our group of sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and assorted specialists are experts at treating joint pain. Learn more about joint pain below, or request an appointment for joint pain relief today.
What injuries can cause joint pain?
Joint pain can occur due to a range of health conditions and injuries, including:
- Runner’s knee
- ACL injuries
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Rotator cuff tear
- UCL injuries
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Labral tear
What is joint inflammation?
Joint inflammation, a common feature associated with arthritis, occurs in the hips, knees, or other joints and causes chronic pain. The joint wear and tear caused by sprains, strains, and other sports injuries can also cause swelling in the joints. Because joint inflammation and joint pain go hand in hand, usually medication or therapies aimed at reducing joint inflammation are included in a patient’s knee or hip pain relief treatment.
How is joint pain diagnosed?
At Performance Health, our knowledgeable doctors can help manage your joint inflammation and pain after an accurate diagnosis for the underlying cause of your condition has been diagnosed. During an exam, your doctor will conduct a physical evaluation of the affected joint and discuss your symptoms and concerns with you. You may be asked to perform certain movements and describe your pain level in order for your doctor to fully understand your symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis. Additionally, it may be necessary to assess your joint condition using diagnostic testing, which could include one or more of the following:
- MRI scan
- CT scan
How is joint pain treated?
Depending on the underlying cause of your joint pain, any of the following therapies might be recommended for joint pain relief:
- Physical therapy and myofascial release
- Pain management
- Sports medicine and rehabilitation
- Massage therapy
- Regenerative and alternative medicine
If you are suffering from joint pain, the first step to improving your health and returning to your normal activities is to schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians are experts in joint pain relief and can help you get back to performance-level health. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616, or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment now.