Joint pain can occur in anyone for a number of reasons.
The shoulder is made up of several different joints, muscles, and tendons This allows for a huge range of motion but leaves a lot of opportunity for something to go wrong. An injury, medical condition, or standard wear and tear can lead to shoulder pain. This pain may be short lived, or it could persist, requiring a medical diagnosis and treatment.
The hip is largely responsible for our ability to walk. Hip pain can slow you down and cause discomfort in all aspects of your life. Hip pain is generally caused by illness, arthritis, and injuries, but due to its proximity to the sciatic nerve, it can also signal potential nerve damage.
Knee pain is a common complaint from people of all age groups regardless of activity level. The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the human body. The most common sources of knee pain are injuries, mechanical problems, and arthritis.
Joint pain can be severe and debilitating. Even mild joint pain is difficult to deal with and can decrease your quality of life. Our physicians will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you manage your joint pain tailored to your specific needs. Conservative treatments like physical therapy, rest and exercise recommendations, and medications are all part of our comprehensive treatment plans. For more severe pain, joint injections and nerve ablations are available for lasting relief.
Knee and Hip Joint Injections
Our expert physicians can provide corticosteroid injections in your large joints to help you manage your joint pain. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed right in our state of the art medical facility. Contact Elihu Institute for Pain Management for a consultation and find out if a large joint injection is right for your pain.
Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation
Cooled Radiofrequency ablations are an effective strategy for treating chronic joint pain. During cooled radiofrequency ablations, radio waves produce a small electrical current that targets an area of nerve tissue, reducing pain in that specific location. Water is pumped through to keep the temperature low, limiting potential risk. This treatment option is generally well tolerated with few complications. Pain relief from radiofrequency ablations can last up to a year. We offer cooled radiofrequency ablations targeting the suprascapular nerve (shoulder), genicular nerves (knee), and obturator and femoral nerves (knee). Speak with a physician at Elihu Institute for Pain Management to learn if radiofrequency ablations are right for your joint pain.
Stem Cell Injections and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Stem Cell Injections are a state of the art technique used to treat chronic joint pain. Adult stem cells are extracted and injected into the joint, stimulating cartilage repair. Cartilage wear and tear is a common cause of joint pain. Stem cell injections have also been shown to reduce joint inflammation and limit future degradation. Recent studies have also shown that Protein Rich Plasma injections have also been successful at decreasing joint pain. Speak with a physician now at Elihu Institute for Pain Management to find out if these injections are right for your pain.