Joint Pain Specialist

Pain Management Specialists of New York

Board Certified In Pain Management And Anesthesiology located in Manhattan, Astoria, NY & Bronx, NY

Joint pain affects people of all ages, from active young adults who suffer a sports injury to older adults who develop arthritis. Ari Lerner, MD, at Pain Management Specialists of New York offers the full scope of care for joint pain, from conservative care, physical therapy, and interventional treatments, to access to a network of specialists in orthopedics, podiatry, and spinal care. Use the online booking feature or call 718-932-1740 to make an appointment at one of the four locations throughout New York City: Long Island City, Astoria, the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, and Pelham Bay and Mott Haven in the Bronx.

Joint Pain Q&A

What causes joint pain?

Traumatic accidents such as car accidents and work-related injuries frequently result in joint pain. During a car accident, you may brace to protect yourself from the impact, inadvertently putting a joint in harm’s way. Or you may suffer a direct impact that damages the joint.

From common overuse injuries and slip-and-fall accidents to a more severe crush injury, many types of work-related injuries cause joint pain.

These injuries can damage the bones inside the joint, as well as the muscles and ligaments that support the joint. When you suffer a joint injury, your risk of developing osteoarthritis in the future also increases. 

Arthritis is one of the top causes of joint pain. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the two most common types, can cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation in any joint throughout your body.

However, osteoarthritis most often affects weight-bearing joints such as the ankles, knees, and hips, while rheumatoid arthritis typically begins in the small joints in the fingers and toes.

Beyond arthritis pain, Pain Management Specialists of New York frequently treats joint pain caused by many conditions, including:

  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Overuse injuries
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Fibromyalgia

Pain Management Specialists of New York can address joint pain and its cause in the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, wrists, and other joints.

Might I have symptoms other than joint pain?

The conditions that cause joint pain typically cause additional symptoms, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Joint stiffness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Loss of joint movement
  • Warmth around the joint

You should seek immediate care at Pain Management Specialists of New York if you have any of these additional symptoms, but joint pain alone always deserves a thorough evaluation. Pain Management Specialists of New York can determine the severity of the problem and start therapies to alleviate the pain and restore optimal joint strength and function.

How is joint pain treated?

At Pain Management Specialists of New York, you have access to exceptional care from its network of specialists who routinely diagnose and treat the many possible causes of joint pain. You can also receive diagnostic services such as MRIs in the office, so you can get rapid treatment without waiting for results.

The providers customize each person’s treatment to target their underlying health condition. Your Pain Management Specialists of New York provider starts your treatment with conservative options such as activity modification, joint injections under ultrasound guidance, and physical therapy.

For joint pain that persists, your provider may recommend interventional treatments such as a nerve block, epidural steroid injection, radiofrequency ablation, or spinal cord stimulation. They also offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to accelerate the healing of damaged tissues.

If you receive a diagnosis for an underlying condition that may need surgery, they refer you to the appropriate orthopedic or spine surgeon.

If you need to find relief from joint pain, call Pain Management Specialists of New York, or schedule an appointment online.