Joint Pain

The Sprintz Center -  - Pain Management

The Sprintz Center

Pain Management located in Shenandoah, TX

Your joints support your body’s flexibility and mobility; any injury or condition that affects the structure or function of your joint may cause pain. Though the discomfort may vary, joint pain can affect your ability to manage your daily routine. The pain management experts, Kenneth Wu, MD, Thomas White, MD, and Yoann Millet, MD, at The Sprintz Center in Shenandoah, Texas, specializes in diagnosing and treating joint pain. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Your joints form the connection between two or more bones; joint pain refers to any discomfort or inflammation in your joint. Though you have some immovable joints, most of the joints keep your body mobile and flexible.

Cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles support the movement of these joints. Therefore, any injury or disease that affects the components that make up your joint may cause joint pain.  

Joint pain may affect any joint in your body, but most people experience joint pain in their knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, ankles, or the small joints in the hands.

What causes joint pain?

Injuries, overuse, or underlying disease may produce joint pain. Common causes include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome or tarsal tunnel syndrome)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow)
  • Chronic pain after a limb or joint surgery
  • Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation

Acute joint injuries may increase your risk of developing arthritis and chronic joint pain. 

How is joint pain diagnosed?

The Sprintz Center team takes an integrative and holistic approach to care. They conduct patient-focused exams to find the reason for your joint pain so they can develop the most effective treatment plan.

Your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and daily routine. They examine the joint causing your pain and may request testing, such as imaging or bloodwork, to diagnose the root cause of your joint discomfort.

How is joint pain treated?

The team at The Sprintz Center customizes your joint pain treatment plan based on the underlying cause of your discomfort, the severity of your symptoms, and your preferences and goals.

The Sprintz Center offers many innovative treatments and therapies for joint pain. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity modification
  • Joint injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation (for CRPS)
  • Regenerative medicine
  • TenJet procedure (for chronic tendonitis)
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Aqua therapy

No single treatment works for all when it comes to joint pain, so the team works closely with you to design a plan that provides the most effective long-term relief.

To get relief from your joint pain, call The Sprintz Center or schedule an appointment online today.