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Joint Pain

Get Help for Joint Pain from Atlanta Hand Specialist in Georgia.

The joints are links between bones that allow flexibility, movement, and support. Your body has a number of joints, and pain can be experienced from your shoulders down to your toes. Certain diseases or injuries can increase the likelihood of joint pain.

Pain in the joints can range from an annoying twinge to absolutely debilitating. The good news is that joint pain can usually be managed at home. Read below for more information on joint pain from the doctors at Atlanta Hand Specialist.

What Causes Joint Pain?

A disease or an injury affecting parts of the joint like the bone, bursae, or tendons can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. Because joint pain is a fairly general term, there can be many causes that can produce pain.

Joint pain can be caused by the following factors:

  • Autoimmune diseases like lupus
  • Gout
  • Arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Strains and sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bone cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Viral infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Fractures and broken bones

Symptoms of Joint Pain

Depending on the severity of joint pain, symptoms can be serious or treated with over the counter medications. Common symptoms of joint pain include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth
  • Locking of the joint

See a doctor if symptoms like fever develop, or if pain lasts more than three days.

Diagnosis & Treatments

To find out what is causing your pain, a doctor will assess your medical history and ask you a number of questions about your symptoms and if you have participated in any activities that may have caused the onset of your discomfort. Doctors may perform blood tests, X-rays, and other imaging tests to diagnosis more serious cases.

Depending on what these tests find, treatments for joint pain can range from home remedies to surgical operations. At home care will require you to rest, ice the area multiple times, and take over the counter anti-inflammatory medications. Surgical procedures vary depending on the severity of your condition.

Call Atlanta Hand Specialist for Joint Pain Relief

Joint pain can be unbearable at times and can cause distress in your daily life. If you are experiencing joint pain or have any concerns, contact Atlanta Hand Specialist to schedule an appointment. Call our office at (770) 333-7888 or fill out an online appointment form to visit one of our multiple Atlanta area locations.

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