Joint Pain

Western Mountain Medical Center PC

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Henderson, NV & Bullhead City, AZ

Joint pain may affect your life as you get older or after an injury. But if chronic joint pain is interfering with your work or personal life, help is available at Western Mountain Medical Center PC in Henderson, Nevada. Nabila Aslam, MD, ABIM, and her caring staff offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for painful joints due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, or injuries. To learn more about managing life with chronic joint pain, schedule a consultation online or by calling the Henderson office.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

There are a number of common conditions that can cause joint pain. If you’ve suffered an injury from a fall or auto accident, you may experience persistent pain in the joints of your elbow, knee, or shoulder.

Chronic health conditions can also cause ongoing joint pain, such as:

  • Bursitis
  • Lupus
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Hypothyroidism

In some cases, you may have chronic joint pain due to nerve dysfunction or damage near the joint.

When should I seek treatment for joint pain?

If you’re not able to find relief from pain using over-the-counter medications or improve joint functionality with heat or ice therapy at home, you should seek an accurate diagnosis with the Western Mountain Medical Center PC staff as soon as possible.

You shouldn’t delay diagnosis or treatment, especially if you have persistent redness, swelling, and pain around the joint. If left untreated, some conditions, such as osteoarthritis or bone fractures can lead to permanent deformities in your joint.

How is joint damaged diagnosed?

The medical team at Western Mountain Medical Center PC first reviews your symptoms, then performs a physical exam. They can evaluate the flexibility of the affected joint, checking for areas of tenderness or pain.

Often, your symptoms provide insight into what may be causing your pain, such as with conditions like arthritis or known injuries to the joint.

To get a better look at the internal structures of your joint, your provider may request an X-ray or other imaging tests.

What treatment options are available for joint pain?

The goal in the treatment of chronic joint problems is to help you maintain a good quality of life by alleviating pain and keeping joints flexible and strong.

Depending on the condition causing your joint pain, the staff at Western Mountain Medical Center PC creates a comprehensive recovery plan to address your specific needs.

For chronic joint pain due to conditions like arthritis or bursitis, they may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications, physical therapy, and plenty of rest with heat or ice therapy.

For conditions like lupus, Lyme disease, and fibromyalgia, your provider may prescribe medications to help you manage joint pain and other related symptoms.

For an accurate diagnosis of chronic joint pain, schedule a consultation at Western Mountain Medical Center PC by phone or using the convenient online booking feature.