Joint Pain Specialist

Stillpoint Wellbeing Center

Functional Medicine & Acupuncture located in Plaistow, Barrington, & Rye, NH

Whether you’re experiencing mild or disabling joint pain, it can affect your quality of life. James Tobin, MD, and the team Stillpoint Wellbeing Center in Plaistow, Barrington, and Rye, New Hampshire, offer interventional pain management to help you feel your best. For a consultation on your condition, reach out to the team at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center by calling an office near you or booking an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Joints are the hinges in your bones that enable movements like walking, running, jumping, and keeping up with your daily routine of getting around every day.

The onset of joint pain can come in several ways like gradual wear-and-tear on the body, a sudden (acute) injury, or actively repeating any kind of movement. Damage to your joint tissues can cause extreme discomfort.

The experts at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center have extensive experience in knowing how to diagnose and treat your joint pain.

What are the main causes of joint pain?

The most common cause of joint pain is osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that affects the surface of the joints by wearing them down over time.

Other causes of joint pain include:

  • Overuse of joints
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Lyme disease
  • Joint trauma
  • Being overweight
  • Getting older

You’re at greater risk of developing joint pain if you’re an athlete or have a job that places considerable stress on your joints.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

The many symptoms of joint pain include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Limping
  • Locking of the joint
  • Reduced range of motion

Pain ranges from mild to extremely intense and can come and go or be constant. You might also experience flare-ups with certain activities that include feeling pain in different ways like a dull throb, a burning sensation, or a sharp pain.

If you have any of these symptoms, see your practitioner at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center to get personalized treatment so your healing can begin.

How is joint pain treated?

At Stillpoint Wellbeing Center, noninvasive treatments are available to treat inflammation in your joints and relieve pain. In some cases, your doctor will suggest over-the-counter medication to reduce inflammation and manage pain. You might also be asked to alternate heat and ice treatments.

In other cases, medication can be prescribed to slow down the progression of arthritis to protect your joints. Corticosteroid injections, topical creams, and nerve blocks are additional options, depending on your condition.

For a personalized diagnostic approach, call an office near you at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center or book your appointment online today.