Joint Pain

Joint pain is often due to various forms of arthritis, or it could be a result of conditions like trochanteric bursitis in your hip, rotator cuff arthropathy in your shoulder, or meniscal damage in your knee.

Board-certified pain specialist Nikhil Verma, MD, of Essential Sports and Spine Solutions, offers the most effective treatment solutions that target the cause of your joint pain. To benefit from Dr. Verma’s expertise, call the Essential Sports and Spine Solutions office in Columbus or Marion, Ohio, or request an appointment online today.

Joint Pain FAQs

What causes joint pain?2022-10-27T22:16:45+00:00

Joint pain that develops over time is likely due to osteoarthritis, a common condition in which wear-and-tear over the years erodes the slippery articular cartilage protecting your bones. Without protection, the ends of your bones catch and rub against each other inside your joints, causing inflammation, pain, and stiffness.

Other kinds of arthritis can cause similar symptoms, but for different reasons. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder where your immune system attacks the joint linings in the same way it would invading bacteria, and an infection can lead to septic arthritis. Gout is a type of arthritis that most often affects your feet due to uric acid crystals building up in the joints.

Conditions like bursitis, where inflammation develops in the sacs of liquid (bursae) in your joints, and overuse injuries like tendinitis can also cause chronic joint pain. Acute joint pain from injuries like tendon strains, ligament sprains, cartilage tears, and dislocations can develop into chronic pain if the injury doesn’t heal properly.

The large joints in your body – knees, hips, and shoulders – often suffer from the most severe joint pain.

How is joint pain treated?2022-10-27T22:17:21+00:00

Depending on the cause of your joint pain, the treatment plan Dr. Verma prepares for you at Essential Sports and Spine Solutions is likely to feature conservative approaches to begin with. These might include:

  • Activity modification
  • A physical therapy program
  • Pain-relieving anti-inflammatory medication
  • Hot and cold therapies
  • Compression bandages
  • Braces or splints
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Chiropractic manipulation

Sometimes patients need more than these noninvasive treatments to reduce their joint pain. Dr. Verma offers a range of carefully selected therapies with proven benefits for persistent joint pain.

What advanced joint pain treatment might I need?2022-10-27T22:18:23+00:00

Dr. Verma uses cutting-edge approaches to treating joint pain that isn’t responding to conservative therapies. These advanced treatments include:

  • Orthovisc® and Monovisc® hyaluronic acid injections (viscosupplementation)
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC)
  • LIPOGEMS® (micro-fat) injections
  • Image-guided steroid injections
  • Image-guided peripheral nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Treatments like PRP, own biological cells, prolotherapy, viscosupplementation, and LIPOGEMS boost your body’s natural ability to repair itself. Several use substances that come from your body or a donor to promote healing and restore normal function. Steroid and nerve block injections and radiofrequency ablation switch off the pain signals for varying lengths of time to give you relief from joint pain.

To find the right treatment for your joint pain, call Essential Sports and Spine Solutions to schedule a consultation, or request one online today.

Our Services

We offer a variety of evidence-based, innovative, non-surgical treatment and/or minimally invasive procedures.

Conditions Treated

We aim to provide unique pain solutions for injuries and conditions that cause pain, nerve discomfort, and headaches.

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