Relief from arthritis or joint pain
Living with aches and pains isn’t really living. We understand the debilitating effects arthritis and joint pain can have and the limits they can place on your lifestyle. That’s why we offer highly advanced diagnostics and treatments for bone and joint disease at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Our comprehensive and innovative bone and joint care is designed to help patients get the most out of life. Unfortunately though, millions of Americans suffer from arthritis and painful joint deterioration attributed to age, overuse or disease. We specialize in both non-surgical and surgical solutions for your pain, depending on your individual needs.
For less severe cases, we often prescribe anti-inflammatory and pain medication along with physical therapy, recommendations for nutrition and self-management techniques you can perform at home. For more severe cases, we offer an array of surgeries, including minimally invasive hip and knee operations, shoulder and hip arthroscopy, patient-specific joint surgery, partial and complete joint replacement as well as reconstructive surgery.
Our care doesn't end there. When a patient’s procedure is complete and healing begins, we offer rehabilitation services and on-going care to meet every need.
A closer look at arthritis pain
Joints consist of ligaments, bursa, tendons, cartilage, and bone. And when one or several of these components suffer injury, the result is joint pain.
Joint pain can be caused by many factors.
- Inflammation – swelling as a result of overuse, injury or joint malfunction or deterioration
- Infection – when a bacterial infection spreads from one part of the body to a bone or joint through the blood
- Injury – trauma such as torn cartilage, torn or strained ligaments and tendons, fractures and dislocations
- Tendinitis – swelling caused by overuse or repetitive activity
- Osteoarthritis – when cartilage covering the end of the bone is worn away, resulting in bone-on-bone friction
- Rheumatoid arthritis – a disease condition where the body’s immune system attacks itself and causes joint lining to swell
- Bursitis – when the bursa (the cushion between tendons, joints, muscles and bones) becomes inflamed, usually from overuse
- Gout – a build up of uric acid that forms crystals in the joints causing swelling, severe pain and joint destruction if not treated properly
Symptoms and relief
Joint pain can be very debilitating. It not only can take you out of your daily routine, it can lead to permanent damage. One consistent aspect of joint pain, regardless of your condition, is swelling and inflammation, which tend to increase pain levels. That makes the management of swelling a vital part of treatment. Consult your doctor for guidance in the use of anti-inflammatories and medications.
Treatment begins by pinpointing the underlying cause of swelling and pain. We assess possible contributing factors, such as your occupation, lifestyle, age, weight and overall health. We provide a comprehensive history review and a medical examination that may include imaging, such as X-rays or MRI. Once a determination of cause and degree of injury has been made, treatment can begin.
What we treat
We take care of your joint pain no matter what the cause.
- Trauma from accidents and falls
- Sport-related injuries
- Occupation-related injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Swelling and inflammation
- Muscle pain
- Fractures, sprains and strains
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Damaged cartilage
- Rheumatoid arthritis
For more information about how we can treat your orthopedic pain, call (574) 534-2548.