Understanding Joint Pain Sprained ankles and wrists, arthritic knees and hips, and torn rotator cuffs all have one thing in common: they result in joint pain. The usual causes of joint pain are over use, sprains, fractures, and arthritis. Becoming familiar with the usual causes and symptoms of joint pain can help you seek appropriate treatment and ongoing care, if necessary.
Although mild joint pain can often be treated with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) and over-the-counter pain and inflammation relievers, you should see a doctor if you have severe pain, can’t put any weight on the joint, it looks crooked, or you can’t move it.
Orthopedic Care Specialists – With four orthopedic specialists in four convenient locations, Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates provides comprehensive prevention, therapy, surgical treatment and rehabilitation services. Our physicians are dedicated to using progressive treatment techniques in the most efficient ways, with the ultimate goal of restoring patients to their highest possible levels of wellness and health.
Pictured (left to right): Matthew Bliss, MD; Isidoro Zambrano, MD; Paul Schuppner, DO