Joint Pain Conditions

While joint pain is prevalent, we recognize that any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause extreme pain and discomfort. If you’re looking for help with pain management, please contact one of our offices at 347.252.6732 to schedule a detailed evaluation – or book your appointment online today.

Find the most common conditions that cause joint pain, along with treatments that we offer to help minimize or eliminate the pain you are experiencing.

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) AND DEGENERATION

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) happens when the cartilage protecting the ends of your bones gradually deteriorates, joint fluid loses its shock-absorbing qualities, and bones may begin to rub against each other, all of which may be the cause of the knee pain you are feeling.

Treatments for Facet Joint Arthritis include:

SHOULDER OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) AND DEGENERATION

Shoulder osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that involves two primary processes. One is the cartilage in the joints breaks down, and two abnormal bony growths called osteophytes or bone spurs, develop in the joint. Both instances are painful to the patient and require assistance from a pain management clinic.

Treatments for Shoulder Osteoarthritis (OA) and Degeneration include:

ROTATOR CUFF SYNDROME

Rotator cuff syndrome is a tear in the tissues connecting muscle to bone (tendons) around the shoulder joint. This is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder can cause pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Over time your shoulder becomes difficult to move. Frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the general population and commonly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60. This condition occurs in women more often than men.

Treatments for Rotator Cuff Syndrome include:

HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) AND DEGENERATION

Osteoarthritis develops due to degeneration of cartilage, this happens slowly over time causing pain which worsens as time goes on as well. As the cartilage wears, it becomes frayed and rough meaning the protective joint space between the bones decreases. To make up for the loss of cartilage, the damaged bones may begin to grow outward forming bone spurs known as osteophytes. A hip damaged by osteoarthritis that is left untreated may lead to disability and/or surgical intervention. This is why it is crucial to seek nonsurgical treatment by an ACGME certified pain management specialist when you begin to experience hip pain.

Treatments for Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) and Degeneration include:

ANKLE PAIN

Ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in your ankles. It could be caused by an injury or a condition such as Osteoarthritis, tendinitis, gout, and stress fractures. In some instances, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis can be treatable causes of ankle pain. At Unique Pain Medicine we treat all forms of ankle pain using the most comprehensive treatment methods.

Treatments for Rotator Cuff Syndrome include:

If you are suffering from joint pain and need help we invite you to talk with our team of talented pain management specialists at Unique Pain Medicine. You can learn more about different types of pain and pain management as well as schedule an appointment by booking online or calling 347.252.6732

We look forward to seeing you.