Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine
Cyril Philip, MD
Interventional Pain Management & Spine Specialist located in Lake Geneva, WI & Kenosha, WI
Your likelihood of experiencing joint pain goes up with age, and it can be a debilitating issue that’s tricky to treat on your own. At Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine in Kenosha and Franklin, Wisconsin, board-certified interventional pain medicine specialist Cyril Philip, MD, treats joint pain nonsurgically using injections. To start your joint pain treatment plan with an in-depth evaluation, call Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine or request an appointment online today.
Joint Pain Q & A
What is joint pain?
Joint pain is a common issue that can be either acute (short term) or chronic (long term) and degenerative. Sometimes, it gets better after some home intervention and rest. In other cases, joint pain requires more intensive treatment with a pain specialist.
A joint is a location where two or more bones meet in your body. Joint pain often originates in mobile joints like your:
At Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine, Dr. Philip assesses your painful joints before recommending an individualized therapeutic treatment regimen. Typically, joint pain is manageable without surgery.
Many of the nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options for joint pain at Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine can provide relief and improve or preserve your mobility and range of motion.
What causes joint pain?
Joint pain often comes from degenerative conditions that specifically affect the joints, like any of the over 100 types of arthritis.
Joint pain can also come from acute injuries that happen suddenly and affect individual joints. Some joint pain comes from the overuse of a specific joint. Even acute joint pain can become chronic if it doesn’t heal properly or for unexplained reasons.
Some of the most common conditions and injuries causing joint pain are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Bone fractures
- Sprains and strains
Degenerative conditions like arthritis can affect many joints at the same time, while overuse injuries and acute injuries tend to affect just one joint.
What are my treatment options for joint pain?
Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine treats joint pain using minimally invasive techniques with low risks and short recovery times. Dr. Philip evaluates your painful joints and builds an individualized treatment plan for you, which may involve physical therapy, weight loss, activity modification, and home care. In-office treatments for joint pain include:
Steroid injections for the shoulders, hips, or knees relieve joint pain by lowering inflammation in and around the targeted joint for a period of several months. They also include local anesthesia to provide some immediate relief upon the injection.
Viscosupplementation is a joint injection procedure that includes hyaluronic acid, a lubricating substance. It’s especially effective for knee pain from arthritis.
Joint pain that doesn’t go away quickly with time and limited activity may call for professional intervention. To book a joint pain treatment consultation, call Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine or request an appointment online today.