Joint Pain Specialist

Wisconsin Spine and Pain

Pain Management serving Waukesha, Green Bay, Sheboygan, West Bend, and Greenfield, WI

Your joints support your body’s mobility and might be a source of pain after an injury, overuse, or aging. Your joint pain may make it harder for you to move about and manage your daily activities and responsibilities. The team at Wisconsin Spine and Pain in Waukesha, West Bend, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and Greenfield, Wisconsin, specializes in interventional pain management and treats the root cause of your joint pain to alleviate discomfort, restore function, and improve quality of life. For expert care from an experienced physician, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

As part of your musculoskeletal system, joints form the connection between two or more bones. Though you have some fixed joints, most joints in your body are moveable. 

Unfortunately, the mobility of your joints increases the risk of injury or disease that causes joint pain. Joint pain may be acute, lasting only a few weeks, or a chronic problem that lasts for months or years. 

You may experience pain in any joint in your body, including your shoulder, hips, elbows, or knees. Wisconsin Spine and Pain specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of joint pain in these large, mobile joints. 

What causes joint pain?

You may develop joint pain after an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying disease. Common causes of joint pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Fracture
  • Tendon or ligament tear
  • Lupus
  • Infectious diseases, such as mumps, influenza, and hepatitis
  • Chondromalacia of the patella, or a breakdown of the cartilage in the kneecap
  • Bone or joint infection
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Carcoidosis
  • Rickets

You may be at greater risk of developing chronic joint pain after an acute joint injury. 

What happens during a joint pain evaluation?

When you visit Wisconsin Spine and Pain seeking relief from your joint pain, the team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type of pain you feel, when it started, and the activities that make your pain worse and better. 

They perform a physical exam, paying close attention to the joint that’s causing your pain. They may request various diagnostic tests such as blood work, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. 

How is joint pain treated?

Wisconsin Spine and Pain takes a conservative approach to care and develops joint pain treatment plans that address the root cause of your discomfort. 

Treatment may begin with chiropractic care, medications, acupuncture, and physical therapy. The team also offers joint injections, such as corticosteroid injections, viscosupplementation, and nerve blocks.

If necessary, Wisconsin Spine and Pain may recommend radiofrequency ablation to provide long-term relief from chronic joint pain.

Don’t let your joint pain keep you from your active life. Call Wisconsin Spine and Pain or book an appointment online today.