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Joint Pain (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

The joints throughout your body provide critical support and allow movement. When joint pain strikes your major joints, such as your hips, knees, and shoulders, the effects can limit your life in many ways. The board-certified pain specialists at Premier Spine & Pain Management — Arun Kandra, MD, and Vivek Das, MD — understand joint pain and what it takes to restore pain-free movement to patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. To get relief from debilitating joint pain, call or use the online scheduler. The practice has locations in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Somerset, Hillsborough, Succasunna, and Middletown, New Jersey.

Joint Pain (Knee, Hip & Shoulder) Q & A

What causes knee pain?

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, which makes sense given their incredible workload. When joint pain strikes your knees, it can cause serious problems with mobility, making medical intervention at Premier Spine & Pain Management a good idea. The most common causes of knee pain are:

  • Arthritis — both inflammatory and osteoarthritis
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Torn ligaments
  • Meniscus tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis

Chronic knee pain largely comes on the heels of degenerative changes in your joints, while trauma and injuries account for most acute problems. Whatever the case, Drs. Kandra and Das can help you find relief from knee pain.

What causes hip pain?

When it comes to joint pain, the hips are common places where degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis can wreak havoc. On top of arthritis, your hips can also fall prey to:

  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Labral tears

Hip pain rarely resolves itself on its own, so seeking medical guidance at Premier Spine & Pain Management is a good idea.

What causes shoulder pain?

If you swing your arms around for a moment, you realize just how large the range of motion is in this ball-and-socket joint. Because of this ability to move freely, your shoulder is also prone to joint pain, which can be brought on by:

  • Dislocation
  • Instability
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis

If you’re dealing with stubborn shoulder pain, the doctors at Premier Spine & Pain Management can help.

How is joint pain treated?

When it comes to joint pain in your knees, hips, and shoulders, among many other joints, Dr. Das and Dr. Kandra have a number of effective treatment tools to help bring you relief, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory and pain medications
  • Fluoroscopic-guided hip injection
  • Fluoroscopic-guided steroid injection for knee pain
  • Ultrasound-guided Injection for shoulder pain
  • Fluoroscopic-guided suprascapular nerve block
  • Genicular nerve ablation (radiofrequency neurotomy)

Your doctor’s primary goal is to relieve the pain long enough to address the underlying cause of the pain for long-term results.

To learn more about remedying joint pain, call Premier Spine & Pain Management or fill out the online form to set up an appointment.