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Joint Pain

Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center

Sanjay G. Nandurkar, MD

Pain Management located in Lancaster, SC & Rock Hill, SC

Your joints are responsible for your body’s flexibility and ability to move in many directions. Unfortunately, the mobility offered by your joints also makes them susceptible to damage and pain. At Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center in Lancaster and Rock Hill, South Carolina, pain management specialist Sanjay G. Nandurkar, MD, can develop a comprehensive plan to help you get relief from your joint pain. For a consultation, contact the office by phone or online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Your joints have many components, including bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Joint pain occurs if any of the components that make up your joint become diseased or damaged. 

Pain can develop in any joint in your body. However, the knees and shoulders are common sources of joint pain and an area of specialty for the team at Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center. 

Your knees help you walk, run, and jump. However, these functions also place a lot of stress on the knee. You may develop knee pain from overuse, an injury, or degeneration of the components that make up your knee.

Your shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in your body, which is why it’s a common source of joint pain. Like your knees, your shoulder pain can develop from overuse, an injury, or degenerative changes to the joint.

What causes joint pain?

Many conditions cause joint pain. The pain you feel in your knees or shoulder may be due to:

  • Arthritis
  • Strain or sprain
  • Tendon or ligament tear
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocation

The degree of your pain may depend on the underlying cause. But if your joint pain is severe and affecting your quality of life, the specialists at Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help you get relief from your discomfort. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for my joint pain?

The team at Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center conducts comprehensive examinations when you come to the office looking for help managing your joint pain. 

To determine the underlying cause, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and then examines your painful joint. Diagnostic imaging may be needed to confirm or rule out a suspected cause of knee or shoulder pain. 

How is joint pain treated?

The specialists at Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center take a conservative and integrative approach to care. Treatment for your joint pain may depend on the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. 

Initially, your provider may suggest a medical approach to the management of your joint pain, such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy

If you continue to experience joint pain after exhausting all conservative approaches, your provider may suggest other treatments, such as corticosteroid injections, stem cell therapy, or platelet-rich plasma injections. 

In some cases, surgical intervention may be needed to treat your joint pain.

For relief from your joint pain, call Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center or click the online booking button today.