If you have arthritis or suffered a joint injury in the past, you could still be struggling with chronic joint pain that limits your mobility. The board-certified physicians at NY Family Docs understand the difficulties chronic joint pain can bring into your life. At their six locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, New York, the medical team offers on-site diagnostics and custom treatments to address joint pain and enhance the quality of your life. Find out what you can do about joint pain by calling the office nearest you or by booking an appointment online. You can also visit NY Family Docs as a walk-in today.
Arthritis is a condition that causes degeneration in your joints, making it a leading cause of chronic joint pain. You can also develop joint aches and pain along with muscle stiffness due to:
For some, joint pain comes and goes, but if left untreated, certain causes of joint pain can result in chronic pain and disability.
During your evaluation for joint pain, your NY Family Docs provider reviews your personal and family history and your symptoms to determine a possible cause of your joint pain.
You can expect a physical exam to evaluate your overall health and a thorough assessment of your joint flexibility and strength.
In some cases, your doctor will request imaging tests like X-rays or a CT scan to get a clearer picture of your joint health. These tests can confirm or rule out conditions like fractures, arthritis, and infection.
If your joint pain is the result of arthritis, your NY Family Docs physician creates a treatment plan to ease existing pain and improve your mobility in the long-term. Treatment can involve medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes to address pain and stiffness and prevent your condition from getting worse.
Your NY Family Docs provider can also refer you to and coordinate care with a specialist if you need treatment or surgery for advanced arthritis. In some cases, severe degeneration of the joint requires surgical repair or replacement of the joint.
For fractures and other bone injuries, you’ll need bracing or casting to allow the bone to heal properly. Surgery could also be necessary to reposition the bone, especially when the breaks are severe.
If you have an infection in your joint, your NY Family Docs physician can prescribe medications to clear the infection and prevent additional health complications.
If you have chronic joint pain and need an accurate diagnosis, schedule an evaluation today by calling the office nearest you or by booking online. You can also receive treatment as a walk-in without an appointment.