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Joint Pain

Rincon Pain and Spine -  - Pain Management Practice

Rincon Pain and Spine

Pain Management Practices located in Tucson, AZ

When your joint pain persists despite seeking professional care, it’s time to consider the many treatment options available at Rincon Pain and Spine in Tucson, Arizona. The doctors specialize in a wide array of therapies that effectively alleviate pain and promote healing. If you’re ready to do away with your joint pain, call one of the Tucson offices or request an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

Every joint in your body is vulnerable to pain caused by the stress of repetitive movement. Your large joints, such as your ankles, knees, and hips, are especially susceptible to painful conditions because they support your body weight.

Joint pain is often caused by:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Bursitis
  • Acute trauma

Joint injuries also increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis in the future.


What other symptoms develop along with joint pain?

The injuries and conditions that lead to joint pain usually cause other symptoms. Depending on the underlying cause of your pain, you may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Joint instability
  • Joint stiffness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Warmth around the joint
  • Inability to move the joint

If your pain is coupled with any of these symptoms, it’s important to prevent progressive damage by having your joint evaluated and treated.


How do pain specialists treat joint pain?

The first line of treatment for joint pain often includes modifying your activities or immobilizing the joint to give it time to heal. As the inflammation goes down, you may also need physical therapy to restore the full range of motion and strengthen the supporting muscles.

When you continue to have pain despite conservative treatments, the team at Rincon Pain and Spine offers many treatment options that can offer you lasting relief, including:

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids are potent anti-inflammatory drugs that often deliver long-lasting pain relief.

Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation refers to injections of hyaluronic acid — a natural lubricant found in every joint.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

PRP is made in the office from your own blood, then injected into the joint, where platelets accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and trigger tissue regeneration.

Radiofrequency ablation

This procedure is a type of injection using a specialized needle that delivers radiofrequency energy. Your doctor targets the specific nerve responsible for your pain and creates a wound using the energy. The wound prevents the nerve from sending pain messages to your brain.

Epidural steroid injections

This treatment targets inflamed nerves in your spine with an injection of steroids and a local anesthetic.

Spinal cord stimulation

Your doctor at Rincon Pain and Spine threads sensors into the epidural space of your spine. The sensors send a mild electrical impulse into carefully targeted nerves, blocking or masking the nerve signals.

Effective relief from joint pain is available at Rincon Pain and Spine. To request an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature today.