Swelling, stiffness and pain in the joints may be indications of arthritis, and arthritis pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition. National Pain Institute offers arthritis pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Arthritis Pain?
Arthritis pain is a discomfort that arises when you have degeneration of the cartilage inside the joint that is caused by the natural aging process. Arthritis may also develop when scar tissue builds up inside the joint. Inflammation is the most common reason that people have arthritis pain.
What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis Pain?
- Stiff joints, especially in the morning or after using your hands
- Difficulty using the affected joints
- Reddening of the skin
Arthritis pain may occur in your fingers, hands, ankles, hips or knees.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Arthritis Pain?
Interventional pain management treatments for arthritis pain reduce the inflammation that puts pressure on the nerves and may improve your range of motion.
How is Arthritis Pain Treated?
Our treatments for arthritis pain may include:
- Medications to reduce the inflammation and discomfort.
- Steroid injections.
- Intra-articular injections.
- Viscosupplementation (typically for the knee joint).
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Arthritis Pain?
Treatment for arthritis pain may be ongoing as your pain returns. With many of our therapies, you can live with little to no discomfort in your joints for several months before needing subsequent treatments. You may find that you rely on pain medications less when you choose to have our interventional pain management services included in the overall course of treatment for your arthritis.
We encourage our patients to continue to work closely with their general physicians in determining a long-term plan for managing arthritis symptoms and minimizing the damage inside the joints. You may need to make some lifestyle changes and continue to use prescription medications for days when the pain is more severe. Overall, your quality of life will improve with our interventional pain management therapies for arthritis pain.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers arthritis pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.