Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Covington and Rural Retreat, VA and Cornelius, NC

Joint Pain

Several million Americans suffer from joint pain caused by injuries, diseases, and wear-and-tear. At Dr. Murray E. Joiner Jr. & Associates in Roanoke, Virginia, with five satellite offices throughout Virginia and another in North Carolina, interventional pain management physician Murray E. Joiner Jr., MD, offers high-quality joint pain care. Call the nearest office today to schedule joint pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

Joint Pain Q & A

Who is at risk of joint pain?

Everyone experiences occasional joint pain, but several things increase your risk, including:

  • History of previous joint injuries
  • Repeatedly using and/or overusing muscles
  • Having fibromyalgia or another chronic medical condition
  • Being overweight
  • Suffering from anxiety and/or depression

Your age also increases your risk of joint pain. Over the years, your joints experience wear-and-tear due to activities like walking, running, and exercising.

Should I see a doctor for joint pain?

Mild joint pain usually isn’t serious and improves with rest, ice, and activity changes. But if your symptoms continue for more than a few days or appear suddenly after an injury like a fall or car accident, contact Dr. Joiner immediately. Intervention and treatment prevent the problem from getting worse and speed up your recovery.

How does an interventional pain specialist diagnose joint pain?

Dr. Joiner reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where you feel the pain, what it feels like, and if it’s worse during certain activities, like using hand tools, exercising, or walking.

Dr. Joiner carefully examines your affected joint, checking for bruising, swelling, and redness. He assesses your muscle strength, reflexes, and the joint’s range of motion, moving it back and forth to measure its flexibility.

Dr. Joiner gently presses on your joint and the surrounding skin to pinpoint sensitive areas and orders X-rays or an MRI to look at your joint and the surrounding tissues. After determining the source of your pain, he makes personalized treatment recommendations.

How does an interventional pain specialist treat joint pain?

Dr. Joiner takes an integrative, minimally invasive approach to treating joint pain. He could suggest:

  • Ice and heat
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical weight loss
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medication
  • Taking prescription pain medication
  • Topical treatments, like ointments and gels
  • Supportive aids, like braces or a cane
  • Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections
  • Joint injections
  • Stem cell injections

Most joint pain improves with a combination of treatments. But if your symptoms worsen, Dr. Joiner might recommend orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Joiner has years of experience completing minimally invasive and total joint replacement procedures. His knowledge and expertise reduce the risk of complications and ensure positive treatment outcomes.

Call the nearest Dr. Murray E. Joiner Jr. & Associates office today to schedule joint pain treatment, or book your appointment online.