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The Pain Management Clinic offers solutions to chronic pain including comprehensive treatments for the following conditions:

Joint Pain

Joint pain can arise from any part of a joint. This includes bone, cartilage, ligaments, muscles or tendons. Usually, joint pain refers to arthralgia or arthritis, pain or inflammation within the joint. Joint pain may be mild and cause soreness after activity only, or it may be severe and constant.

What is the cause of my joint pain?

A large number of diseases and conditions may cause joint pain. Some of the more common causes are:

  • Arthritis
  • Broken bone
  • Cancer
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Depression

How will my MMG pain management specialist diagnose my joint pain?

After reviewing your medical history and conducting a physical examination, your doctor may order any of the following:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests
  • Joint aspiration procedure
  • Biopsy (in rare cases)
  • EMG
  • NCS

How will my doctor treat my joint pain?

Your doctor will work with you to devise a treatment plan that may include any of the following:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Self-care strategies (exercise, a healthy diet, losing weight if necessary)
  • Surgery (uncommon)