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Joint Pain Specialist

Maiden Lane Medical

Multi-Specialty Group Practice located in New York, NY

Joint pain can be a debilitating condition that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether it’s caused by injury, arthritis, or other chronic conditions, joint pain can significantly impact one’s quality of life. 

If you’re living with joint pain, we are here to help. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals at Maiden Lane Medical in Manhattan, NY specializes in treating joint pain and improving mobility. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you relieve pain and improve your quality of life. Don’t let joint pain hold you back any longer – take the first step toward relief now! 

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“My doctor was very pleasant and easy to talk to. She was extremely knowledgeable and addressed all my issues and concerns. Very positive experience!”
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What Is Joint Pain?

Joint pain is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when discomfort, soreness, or inflammation occurs in one or more joints of the body. Chronic joint pain can significantly impact one’s quality of life, limiting mobility and daily activities.

Who Is Most Likely to Experience Joint Pain?

Joint pain can affect people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, but certain factors can increase one’s risk of experiencing severe pain in the joints. 

Older adults are more likely to experience joint pain due to the natural wear and tear of joints over time. Additionally, individuals who are overweight or obese may experience joint pain due to increased pressure on the joints, especially in weight-bearing areas such as the hips, knees, and ankles.

Other factors contributing to joint pain include genetics, certain medical conditions such as diabetes or gout, and injuries or trauma to the joints. Women are also more likely to experience joint pain due to hormonal changes during menopause.

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What Are the Common Causes of Joint Pain?

Joint pain can have many causes, ranging from injury and overuse to underlying joint diseases. Painful joints can be a symptom of many conditions, including rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, which is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints.

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that is the most common cause of joint pain and is typically associated with aging. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears down over time, causing bones to rub together and resulting in painful joints. Other causes of joint pain include gout, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and infectious arthritis. 

When Should I See a Doctor for Joint Pain?

If you’re experiencing severe joint pain that interferes with your daily activities, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Severe joint pain may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout. These conditions require medical treatment to relieve pain and manage symptoms.

In addition to severe joint pain, there are other signs that may indicate the need for medical attention. These include joint swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor for a physical exam.

During a physical exam, your doctor will examine your joints and ask about your medical history and any medications you’re taking. Your doctor may also recommend blood tests to check for signs of inflammation or infection. Depending on the results of your exam and tests, your doctor may recommend medical treatment to relieve pain and manage your condition.

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How Is Joint Pain Treated?

One of the most effective treatments for joint pain is physical therapy. Physical therapy involves exercises and techniques that are designed to strengthen the muscles around the affected joint, improve range of motion, and reduce pain. 

A physical or occupational therapist can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals. They may use a variety of techniques, including manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

Another way to relieve joint pain is by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications work by reducing inflammation in the affected joint, which can help reduce pain and improve mobility. NSAIDs are available over-the-counter or by prescription and should be taken as directed by your doctor.

Get Help with Your Joint Pain Today!

Are you experiencing joint pain? Don’t let it affect your quality of life any longer. At Maiden Lane Medical in Manhattan, New York we offer comprehensive care for joint pain, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. 

Our team of highly trained orthopedic specialists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals. Don’t wait to get the relief you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a pain-free life!

Medically Reviewed By

Jennifer Zocca, MD
Medical Director and Pain Management Physician

Our doctors who provide this service

Kate Zhang, DPT

Board Certified Pelvic Physical Therapist
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Jennifer Zocca, MD

Dual Board Certified Pain Medicine Physician & Anesthesiologist, Medical Director

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