Joint Pain Specialist

Fountains Family Care

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ

If joint pain is getting in the way of your daily activities, a number of treatments, including cortisone injections, and lifestyle changes can help. In two locations in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Richard Le and his team at Fountains Family Care treat patients with joint pain, including in the shoulders, knees, and elbows. The goal is to reduce inflammation and pain, improve mobility, and get you feeling better. Call one of the offices or book your consultation online.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can develop in a number of ways, such as a medical condition like arthritis or an injury or trauma. Some of the causes of joint pain include:

  • Gout
  • Dislocation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Strains and sprains
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Broken or fractured bone
  • Bursitis — inflammation of the joint

Joint pain isn’t usually an emergency. In some cases, it can be handled at home, but people often benefit from seeking medical attention. You should see your Fountains provider if you experience swelling, redness, and severe pain, since this could indicate a more serious underlying problem that should be addressed.

What are the treatments for joint pain?

The Fountains Family Care team treats different types of joint pain, including the shoulder, knee, and elbow joints. After your comprehensive evaluation, your Fountains provider might recommend treatments, such as:

  • Medications
  • Cortisone injections
  • Lifestyle changes and guidance
  • Referral to physical therapy or an orthopedic doctor

Typically, cortisone injections are effective for treating joint pain, especially when used in conjunction with a physical therapy program. Cortisone injections can provide pain relief in 2-3 days.

Lifestyle changes like increasing and modifying your physical activity and improving your nutrition and dietary habits can greatly lessen joint pain.

Your Fountains provider works with you to decide the best course of treatment to suit your individual needs.

How can I relieve joint pain at home?

There are some steps you can take to relieve your joint pain at home, such as:

  • Ice or heat packs
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications
  • Elevating and stretching the affected joint, which sometimes offers relief
  • Improving your nutrition and consuming more anti-inflammatory foods
  • Finding the right balance of exercise and movement when it feels best
  • Soaking in a warm bathtub to increase circulation and relax muscle tension

By combining your at-home efforts with medical treatments, you can find relief from your joint pain and improve your mobility and quality of life.

Many of the treatments can reduce inflammation — often a root cause of pain and joint damage. At Fountains Family Care, the objective is to discover the causes of your pain and then eliminate them.

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