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Get Relief from Joint Pain

Treatment options to help you resume the activities you enjoy.

Joint pain is extremely common and can affect any part of your body from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands.

Many people suffer from chronic joint pain and the resulting loss of mobility. Shoulder, elbow, knee, hip or other joint pain can affect anyone – from professional athletes to those less active. We provide the necessary support you need to help overcome some of the physical challenges you may encounter.

Also known as the “connectors” between bones, joints help with the movement to perform everyday tasks. Over time, joints may wear out or become inflamed due to injury or disease – ultimately interfering with mobility and causing severe pain. Joint pain is extremely common and can affect any part of your body from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.

Joint Conditions We Treat

Causes of joint pain range from medical conditions to many types of injuries. Here are a few of the joint conditions we treat:

Fractures – When it involves a joint, it is important to restore anatomy as close to normal as possible. Our surgeons use their experience in their specialty to help patients with potentially devastating fractures of the joints.

Osteoarthritis – Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder. It is due to aging and wear and tear of the joint. When the cartilage between the bones wears away, the bones rub together causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Learn more about osteoarthritis.

Bursitis – Bursitis is the swelling and irritation of a bursa, which is a fluid fill sac that acts as a cushion between muscles, tendons and bones. It is often the result of overuse, trauma, gout or infection. Tenderness around the joint and swelling are clear indicators of bursitis. Learn more about bursitis.

Joint dislocation – A dislocated joint is where the bones are no longer in their normal positions, causing a separation where the bones meet.  Often mistaken for a broken bone, most dislocations do not cause permanent injury but will cause limited movement and intense pain. Learn more about joint dislocation.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

There are non-surgical ways to manage and eliminate joint pain, whether through physical therapy, medication or alternative treatments. At Kelsey-Seybold, our goal is to help reduce pain and swelling and preserve joint functionality. Initially, we look at nonsurgical treatments, which may include lifestyle changes, anti-inflammatory medications, braces, walking aids or injections. For instance, weight loss and strengthening exercises can help stabilize joints and decrease pain. Our expertise can help patients find maximum relief all the way from moderate-to-severe joint pain.

When Surgery Is the Best Option

When medication, lifestyle changes or walking aids are not improving your condition, we may advise surgery. Surgery options for joint inflammation may include:

Arthroscopy – Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive approach to treating problems inside the joint by making small incisions and using pencil-sized instruments and a tiny camera to see and work inside the joint.

Joint replacement or partial joint replacement -  The most common joint replacement is hip and knee. Partial joint replacements can be done on the part of the joint that is damaged, such as the knee, hip, hand or wrist.

Osteotomy – Osteotomy involves cutting and then aligning the bone to shift the weight away from the part of the joint that is wearing out.​

Meet Your Joint Specialists for Life

Shoulder surgery

Dr. Anup Shah

Hip/knee replacement surgery

Foot and ankle surgery

Dr. Oladapo Alade

Surgery for sports injuries and ligament reconstruction

Dr. Anup Shah

Office evaluations and treatment

Dr. Ije Nwaeze
Dr. Randal Stavinoha
Dr. Stephen Tabor
Dr. Jorge Velez
Dr. Christina Walker​


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