Joint Pain Specialist

Northwest Suburban Pain Center

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Arlington Heights, IL & South Barrington, IL

Everywhere your bones meet and you have movement, you have a mobile joint, which leaves ample opportunity for joint pain. To help you get to the bottom of your joint pain and expertly treat it, turn to the interventional pain management specialists at Northwest Suburban Pain Center. With offices located in Arlington Heights, South Barrington, and Schaumburg, Illinois, you can pick the office nearest you and start finding relief from your joint pain. Call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment to learn more.

Joint Pain Q & A

What are joints?

In its simplest definition, a joint is any area where two bones fit together. Where it gets complicated is determining how many joints you have in your body, because some allow movement while others are fixed. For the purposes of this discussion about joint pain, it’s best to concentrate on the ones that provide movement, since they’re most often vulnerable to joint pain.

Within these parameters, your body contains numerous mobile joints, which typically contain:

  • Ligaments that connect your bones
  • Cartilage to prevent your bones from rubbing together
  • Bursa sacs for extra cushioning in some joints
  • Synovium, to lubricate your joints

A problem in any one of these areas can cause joint pain.

What are the common causes of joint pain?

Because there are so many joints in your body, it stands to reason that there are almost as many causes of joint pain. From acute injury to systemic disorders, your joints are susceptible to a number of injuries and diseases that cause pain. To narrow the field of possibilities, the following is a list of the most common reasons why you may have joint pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sprain, strains, and fractures
  • Lyme disease
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendinitis
  • Gout
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Again, this list is only a sample of the types of problems that can affect your joints, but they represent the most common culprits.

The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments at Northwest Suburban Pain Center that tackle joint pain, allowing you to move freely again.

How is joint pain treated?

The goal of the interventional pain management specialists at Northwest Suburban Pain Center is to alleviate your joint pain, for which they use one, or a combination of, the following:

  • Steroid injections
  • Gel injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy
  • Pulsed radiofrequency ablation
  • Bursa injections

Your doctor often starts off conservatively, only becoming more aggressive if your joint pain isn’t resolved. All of these treatments are minimally invasive and don’t require hospitalization.

If you’re unable to move about as you used to because of joint pain, call Northwest Suburban Pain Center, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

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