Are you one of the 15 million people in the United States that suffers from joint pain? Joint pain can vary in severity from being a little uncomfortable to debilitating. Whether your joint pain is something you’ve lived with for years or is due to a recent injury, Max Shokat, DO, and the team at Southern Interventional Pain Center in Thomasville, Georgia, and Lake City and Tallahassee, Florida, are pain management experts that can help relieve your pain. To schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

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What is joint pain?

Joint pain is the sensation of soreness, achiness, or discomfort felt in the joints of your body. The pain can be a symptom of injury, infection, illness, or an allergic reaction to a medication. Movement isn’t required for you to feel joint pain.

Dr. Shokat at Southern Interventional Pain Center performs a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your pain and develops the best-personalized treatment plan for you.

What causes joint pain?

You have 360 joints in your body that promote flexibility and mobility. Joints can sustain a great deal of force on a daily basis, which makes them susceptible to wear and tear, and can ultimately cause pain.

There are many causes for joint pain, including:

  • Overuse of a joint
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Traumatic injury

Depending on the cause of your joint pain, its severity of pain, and loss of function, might require different types of treatment.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

Symptoms of joint pain have different flare-up levels. You might experience:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth to the touch
  • Deformity
  • Immobility

Regardless of the pain or symptoms you’re experiencing, the team at Southern Interventional Pain Center can help you find effective treatment options.

How is joint pain treated?

To treat your joint pain successfully, Dr. Shokat at Southern Interventional Pain Center consults with you first to gather information about your family’s medical history, your personal medical history, and the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Then you undergo a physical exam, which may include an X-ray or other imaging. Additionally, if Dr. Shokat suspects an autoimmune disease is causing your joint pain, you might need blood tests.

Once he determines a proper diagnosis, your personalized treatment plan might include:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Pain-relieving injections
  • Withdrawal of accumulated fluid
  • Surgery
  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Exercise regimen
  • Stretching
  • Massage

Dr. Shokat monitors your condition closely as you experience treatment to help you achieve a pain-free outcome.

If you’re suffering from joint pain, reach out to Dr. Shokat at Southern Interventional Pain Center today. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

We see patients in the following cities: Thomasville, GA , Lake City, FL & Tallahassee, FL. Call us to book your appointment today.