Is your monthly calendar starting to fill up with the medical management of your rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis symptoms, joint pain, or knee pain? When your joints feel stiff, sore, and swollen, you’ll take as many appointments as you can get to get rid of this debilitating pain.

At Pain Treatment Specialists, our team of joint treatment specialists know how critical it is to get rid of joint pain in as few visits as possible. This is why our team of Harvard-trained pain doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of different types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Arthritis is a serious medical condition, but one that can be easily managed through pain medicine. At our cutting-edge pain clinics in NYC and NJ, you’ll learn how our team uses injections, nerve blocks, and physical therapy for your chronic joint pain. After just one visit to Pain Treatment Specialists, you’ll be able to cross off most of your other medical management appointments for the month. That’s because our pain treatments are highly-effective at treating chronic joint pain. A joint treatment specialist is specially trained in medical conditions such as knee pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. At Pain Treatment Specialists, each of our pain doctors are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain conditions, types of arthritis, and arthritis symptoms. Using minimally invasive pain treatments, our pain doctors relieve chronic joint pain without surgical treatments.

What Types of Qualifications Should a Joint Treatment Specialist Have?

In order to form a proper diagnosis and treatment of your joint pain, a joint treatment specialist should have an extensive knowledge of anesthesiology, pain medicine, and your body’s anatomy. You’ll want to meet with a joint treatment specialist who exclusively uses pain medicine and interventional pain treatments for chronic joint pain. Orthopedic surgeons are trained to use surgical treatments for chronic joint pain such as knee replacements and hip replacements. There are many other ways for joint pain to be diagnosed and treated, which is why meeting with an interventional pain doctor is critical before considering surgery. At Pain Treatment Specialists, you’ll meet with a highly qualified team of pain doctors including:

  • Dr. Micheal Nguyen:Dr. Nguyen is a former “Mentor of the Year” and “Teacher of the Year” at Harvard Medical School, having spent 2 years training new graduates in interventional pain management. As the medical director of Pain Treatment Specialists, he only selects the top pain doctors for his pain clinics in NYC and northern NJ.

Schedule an appointment today and learn how our expert joint treatment specialists eliminate chronic joint pain for good.

What Does the Diagnosis and Treatment of Joint Pain Look Like?

During your initial consultation at Pain Treatment Specialists, you’ll meet with a joint treatment specialist who will ask you a series of questions related to your chronic joint pain. During this time, your joint doctor listens carefully to your responses, and then pairs your specific pain concerns with a proper diagnosis and treatment. If you’re experiencing arthritis symptoms such as stiff or swollen joints, a special x-ray will confirm that this is the source of your pain, which leads to a discussion about different types of arthritis. At our pain clinics in NYC and NJ, you’ll find the following minimally-invasive joint pain treatments:

  • Physical Therapy: A physical therapist is board certified, and uses their expertise in exercise science in order to create a customized treatment plan. Knowing your specific arthritis symptoms means that your physical therapist knows how to use stretches, weights, and aerobic exercises to relive your pain symptoms.
  • Steroid Injections: A corticosteroid injection works to reduce pain and inflammation in your affected joint. Using a special x-ray, your joint doctor administers the corticosteroid injection into the precise location where your joint is stiff or swollen.

Depending on where your joint pain occurs, a lumbar facet injection, genicular nerve block, or radiofrequency ablation are all options to curb your chronic joint pain. Please call the pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists in order to meet with a member of our award-winning team and experience a pain-free life.

What Are the Different Types of Arthritis?

The bottom line is: arthritis makes your joints, bones, and muscles ache. When you’re experiencing chronic pain, all you know is that your day-to-day life is uncomfortable at best, and excruciating at worst. There are different underlying causes of arthritis, and also different types of this disease. During the diagnosis and treatment of your chronic pain, your joint treatment specialist will discuss the different types of arthritis, and where your specific pain falls.

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by an underlying auto-immune condition that affects your joints. You’ll feel warm, swollen, and painful joints. The hands and wrists are most often affected by rheumatoid arthritis, and can cause inflammation in other parts of your body. Your joint treatment specialists may recommend visiting a rheumatologist in order to document and understand the underlying autoimmune issues before more permanent damage is done.

Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear, and happens naturally as we age. It is not an autoimmune condition, and is instead caused by the breakdown of cartilage. With osteoarthritis, you may feel your joints become stiffer over time, with an increasingly limited range of motion.  The hip and knee joints, lower back, and neck joints are most commonly affected by osteoarthritis.

Schedule an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists and meet with a joint treatment specialist who is able to listen carefully to your pain concerns and create a customized treatment plan for your joint pain. Our team of Harvard-trained pain doctors have pain clinics in Midtown Manhattan and northern NJ, making it easy to find relief from your chronic joint pain.