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    Joint Pain Specialist in New York City

    Noninvasive pain management techniques are nonsurgical methods for relieving pain, stiffness and inflammation. Pain occurs when nerve endings containing pain receptors are damaged or irritated. Deep tissue or surface pain is called “nociceptive pain.” Subcategories of nociceptive pain include visceral and somatic pain. Broken bones, sprains, bruises and inflammation found in spinal arthritis or infection are examples of somatic pain.

    Common Types of Joint Pain

    Elbow Joint Pain

    Three joints comprise the elbow — the humeroulnar (for straightening and bending); the humeroradial (for extension and flexion); and the proximal radioulna joint (allows for pivoting). Elbow joints require ligaments and muscles in order to work properly. Necessary for preventing dislocations of bones, ligaments are tough, elastic strands of tissue that attach one bone to another. Because they are involved in so many different kinds of intense movements, ligaments often suffer painful injuries, such as tears strains or sprains. Other sources of elbow pain your joint pain specialist in Jersey City may diagnose you with include bursitis, osteoarthritis, or tendinitis.

    Shoulder Joint Pain

    Deltoid soreness results from repetitive and strenuous physical activity involving the shoulder’s largest muscle. The severity of soreness ranges from a mildly irritating tightness in the shoulder to severe pain and inability to move the arm without severe pain. Athletes who rely on strong arm movements and weight trainers frequently experience deltoid strain and soreness because of unexpected twisting or turning actions inflicted on the deltoid.

    Shoulder joint pain varies in nature and intensity. Experiencing pain when the arm is lifted and held out in front of the body or to the side in response to resistance may indicate deltoid strain. In more severe cases, inflammation and swelling emerged from the area where the deltoid had been torn. Pressing on the deltoid will also produce pain and may suggest something more has occurred than just a simple muscle strain. To receive accurate diagnosis and treatment, visit a joint pain management doctor in Staten Island for a complete examination.

    Sacroiliac Joint Pain

    You have two sacroiliac joints that flank the bottom part of your spine, comprising the back area of the pelvic girdle between the hipbones (ilia) and sacrum (vertebrae S1-S5). These joints facilitate torso twisting when your legs are in motion. If the SI joints were not in place, your pelvis would be vulnerable to fractures whenever you moved in a way other than sitting or standing. Lower back pain commonly diagnosed by a joint pain management doctor in NYC emerges from the SI joints suffering excessive straining or pressure. Pain originating from SI issues may also be felt in the buttocks and even the groin area in men.

    How Can a Pain Management Doctor in NYC Help My Pain?

    Depending on the type of joint pain you are experiencing, your joint pain specialist in New York City may prescribe NSAIDs, prescription pain relievers such as Celebrex or special exercises and physical therapy. Physician-directed exercise or physical therapy can help joint pain by increasing the flexibility, strength and stability of damaged tissues. Types of physical therapy used to manage pain include water therapy (swimming, water aerobics) and stretching exercises. Alternating hot and cold compresses on painful joints can also help stimulate blood flow (heat) or reduce fluid retention (cold) to reduce pain, stiffness and swelling.

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    You may enjoy non-surgical relief from joint pain by visiting a joint pain specialist in Staten Island. Call Regional Orthopedic today to schedule an appointment for an examination by one of our New York City area pain management doctors.