Joint Pain Specialist

OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine

Spine & Orthopedic Medicine Specialist located in Utica, NY

Joint pain is often synonymous with arthritis, but many different problems can result in pain and limited joint mobility. Nameer Haider, MD, and the team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine specialize in helping men and women find relief from joint pain that persists despite conventional medical care. For a thorough evaluation and customized treatment that targets the source of your joint pain, call the office in Utica, New York, or schedule an appointment online.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

All your joints are vulnerable to pain because they repeat the same movements and, in the case of large joints like your ankles, knees, and hips, they also support your body weight. A few of the most common causes of joint pain include:

  • Acute trauma
  • Sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Bursitis

A joint problem that doesn’t have time to fully heal before you put it back into action can rapidly deteriorate and cause progressive joint damage.

What symptoms develop with joint pain?

The health conditions and injuries responsible for joint pain typically cause additional symptoms. Depending on the affected joint and the underlying problem, you may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Redness or bruising
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Joint instability
  • Joint stiffness
  • Warmth around the joint
  • Inability to move the joint

 

When your pain is accompanied by these symptoms, and especially if your pain is intense, you should get prompt medical care.

How is joint pain treated?

The initial treatment for joint pain includes immobilization or activity modification to give the joint time to heal. As soon as possible, however, you’ll start an exercise or physical therapy program to rebuild strength and restore the full range of motion.

When medical care doesn’t help the pain, the team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine offers a range of therapeutic options:

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids injected into the joint significantly reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Viscosupplementation

Patients with arthritis experience pain relief with viscosupplementation, a procedure in which your provider injects hyaluronic acid into the joint. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that promotes smooth movement and absorbs shock.

Regenerative medicine

The team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine specializes in stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injections. When these regenerative cells are injected, they accelerate healing, regulate inflammation, alleviate pain, and rebuild the tissues needed to repair damaged tissues, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

Interventional medicine

Interventional therapies effectively relieve joint pain by blocking the pain signals transmitted from nerves to your brain. When your brain doesn’t get the message, you won’t feel the pain, or your pain is significantly diminished.

Examples of interventional therapies to treat joint pain include medial branch nerve blocks, radiofrequency rhizotomy, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion stimulation.

Joint arthroscopy

Your doctor at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine may recommend minimally invasive joint arthroscopy when needed to diagnose and repair the problems responsible for your joint pain.

If you need relief from joint pain, call OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine or schedule an appointment online.