Arthritis And Joint Pain Specialist

Melbourne Spine

Pain Management Specialists located in Melbourne, FL

If you’re one of the 54 million American adults diagnosed with arthritis, you don’t have to live in pain. At Melbourne Spine, Omar H. Henriquez, MD, is a national leader in pain management and offers cutting-edge treatment in Melbourne, Florida, for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis and joint pain. To see how pain management can reduce your arthritis and joint pain and improve your quality of life, call Melbourne Spine or schedule an appointment online today.

Arthritis and Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can have several causes, but the most common is arthritis. Arthritis is a term that describes joint pain due to inflammation.

The area where at least two bones come together is called a joint. Many of the joints in your body — such as your knees, elbows, and shoulders — allow for movement. Cartilage covers the joint to reduce friction so your bones can move smoothly against each other. The synovial membrane lining the joint provides lubrication.

When your joint or surrounding tissue becomes injured or inflamed, you can experience a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Pain and weakness
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Redness and warmth
  • Reduced range of motion and stiffness

There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis that can affect men, women, and children of all ages and races, but it’s most common in adults over 65.

Who is at risk for arthritis and joint pain?

Anyone can experience arthritis and joint pain, but several factors can increase your risk, such as:

  • Certain conditions, like diabetes
  • Some medications
  • Ongoing stress on soft tissues
  • Regular wear-and-tear
  • Injuries or infection

Arthritis is also more common in women than in men.

How do you treat arthritis and joint pain?

Understanding the cause of joint pain is the first step to finding the most effective treatment for your pain.

At Melbourne Spine, Dr. Henriquez is an experienced pain management specialist who relies on his advanced training and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to identify the source of your pain. Once he understands its cause, he creates a personalized pain management strategy using a variety of techniques.

In addition to physical therapy, therapeutic massage, and chiropractic care, Dr. Henriquez also provides:

  • JoInjectionsions
  • Facet joint nerve blocks
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Based on your condition,Dr. Henriquez might also recommend lifestyle changes to reduce your symptoms and risks of arthritis and joint pain. These typically include healthy weight management, an exercise regimen, and occupational therapy or ergonomics to reduce strain on your joints.

For more information on managing arthritis and joint pain, call Melbourne Spine or schedule an appointment online today.

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