Arthritis and Joint Pain Specialist

Pain Management located in Colorado Springs, CO
Arthritis and Joint Pain

Arthritis and Joint Pain services offered in Colorado Springs, CO


Arthritis is a common cause of chronic joint pain; the pain can affect your mobility and quality of life. At Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs, Helen-Elena Emegbagha, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, and the team offer comprehensive pain management for arthritis and joint pain. The medical clinic customizes care to maximize pain relief. Call the office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or schedule an appointment online today.

Arthritis and Joint Pain Q&A

What are arthritis and joint pain?

Arthritis causes joint pain. However, you can have joint pain without having arthritis.

Arthritis

Arthritis means joint inflammation and stiffness. There are many types of arthritis and conditions that cause arthritis.

Joint pain

Joint pain includes any type of discomfort in a joint. You may have joint pain from arthritis, an injury or disease that affects any part of your joint. However, arthritis is the most common cause of joint pain. 

What conditions cause joint pain?

There are many types of arthritis that cause joint pain, and other conditions may contribute to painful joints, too. Some of the more common include:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It causes joint pain from the wearing away of the cartilage that separates the bones that make up a joint. Osteoarthritis is a chronic pain condition that worsens over time. 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and inflammation because the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the lining of the joint.

Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae sacs that cushion the soft tissue and bone in a joint. Bursitis is an overuse injury. 

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of a tendon in a joint. The condition can become chronic. 

What happens during an arthritis and joint pain consultation?

Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs takes a comprehensive approach to pain management. When you come in for help with your arthritis or joint pain, your provider asks detailed questions about your pain, including location, severity, and the activities that make it worse.

They also review your medical history and perform a physical exam. They may request imaging tests to assess your joint and determine the cause of your pain and the severity of the damage.

What treatments help arthritis and joint pain?

Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs customizes pain management plans following your evaluation to get you the most effective treatment for your discomfort. Treatment for arthritis and joint pain may include medication management or procedures and intervention, such as:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Pain medication
  • Biologics
  • Deep joint injections
  • Viscosupplementation injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Weight management

For patients with severe joint damage, Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon to discuss surgical interventions, such as joint fusion or joint replacement.

Don’t let your arthritis and joint pain keep you from doing the things you love. Call Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs or schedule an appointment online today to get help.