When your joints are swollen and painful, you may not be able to enjoy your favorite activities. At Wynn Over Pain in National City, and Chula Vista, California, pain management specialist Brenton Wynn, MD, offers customized treatment plans to relieve your pain. Dr. Wynn can help you manage joint conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with joint injections and other nonsurgical treatments. Find relief for chronic joint pain by calling Wynn Over Pain today or by booking an appointment online.
Your joints are made up of two or more bones, cartilage, and ligaments that work together, so you can move in a variety of ways.
When injuries or underlying diseases affect any of the structures in your joint, you can develop inflammation and persistent pain in your joint. Chronic joint pain might limit what you can do physically and ultimately become debilitating without treatment.
In addition to joint injuries, the most common causes of persistent joint pain include:
You can also experience chronic joint pain that leads to joint deformities because of different types of arthritis. For example, osteoarthritis is the wearing down of the protective cartilage of your joints, and rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease.
When your joint pain becomes persistent and you can no longer treat it at home with over-the-counter medications, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Wynn.
Through a physical exam, he can assess your joint’s flexibility and range of motion. You may also need X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to identify joint damage, arthritis, and fractures.
Once he confirms the underlying cause of your pain, Dr. Wynn customizes a treatment plan to relieve your pain and protect the integrity of your joint.
Initially, Dr. Wynn may recommend medications to reduce joint inflammation and pain. You may also benefit from holistic treatments like physical therapy and acupuncture to improve your joint mobility.
If oral medications aren’t enough, Dr. Wynn can provide joint injections that contain steroids and anesthetic medicines. The steroids reduce inflammation, and the anesthetic numbs the nerves surrounding your joint. He uses the guidance of ultrasound or fluoroscopic imaging to ensure that the injection goes in the right place.
Dr. Wynn also specializes in using noninvasive Sanexas technology to relieve chronic joint pain. Sanexas uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate your muscles and nerves. He can control the wavelengths of energy to treat different joints in your body. By stimulating these areas, Sanexas prompts your body to heal itself from the inside out.
If joint pain is interfering with your physically active lifestyle, request an appointment at Wynn Over Pain online or by phone today to learn more about available pain management solutions.