Joint Pain Relief
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. 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:
When a fracture involves a joint, it's important to restore the anatomy to as close to normal as possible. Our Orthopedics surgeons use their expertise to help patients with potentially devastating fractures of the joints.
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder. It's 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.
Bursitis is the swelling and irritation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between muscles, tendons, and bones. It's often the result of overuse, trauma, gout, or infection. Tenderness around the joint and swelling are clear indicators of bursitis.
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 don't cause permanent injury but will cause limited movement and intense pain.
Nonsurgical Treatment Options
There are nonsurgical 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 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 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 replacements are hip and knee. Partial joint replacements can be done on the part of the joint that's damaged in the knee, hip, hand, or wrist.
Osteotomy involves cutting and then aligning the bone to shift the weight away from the part of the joint that's wearing out.