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Joint Pain

Utah Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Ogden, UT

Over 54 million Americans have arthritis, the leading cause of chronic joint pain. At Utah Orthopaedics, the specialists offer customized treatment to relieve the chronic joint pain arthritis causes. The team also diagnoses and treats other common causes of joint pain, including fractures, chronic inflammation, and joint injuries. They specialize in conservative therapies and minimally invasive joint repair and replacement surgeries to restore your joints’ function. Call the orthopaedic office in Ogden, Utah, today or go online to schedule a consultation for chronic joint pain.

Joint Pain Q&A

What causes joint pain?

Bones, ligaments, and tendons form the joints in your body. Your knees, elbows, ankles, shoulders, and hips are the main joints in your body susceptible to pain caused by injuries and degenerative diseases.

The Utah Orthopaedics team can diagnose and treat the many causes of chronic joint pain, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

Joint pain often starts out gradually and gets worse over time, especially if you have conditions like osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. You can experience sudden joint pain if you fracture the joint’s bones during an injury or from too much stress on the joint because of overuse or obesity.

When over-the-counter medications no longer provide relief from joint pain or your joint pain is severe, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Utah Orthopaedics. You should also contact the orthopaedic team if your joint pain has lasted six months or longer and affects your ability to be physically active.

What conservative therapies are available for joint pain?

The initial treatment of chronic joint pain usually involves conservative therapies that support the healing of your bones and soft tissues.

Utah Orthopaedics offers several conservative treatment choices for joint pain, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Stem cell injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

The team customizes a treatment plan to your individual needs. They can help you manage your joint pain with pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medications so that you can stay physically active.

Will I need surgery for joint pain?

If conservative therapies don’t ease your joint pain or improve your mobility, the Utah Orthopaedics team might then recommend surgery. They offer several minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) and traditional surgeries to treat the root cause of joint pain, including:

  • Cartilage restoration
  • Partial knee resurfacing (PKR)
  • Custom-fit knee replacements
  • Total joint replacement (TJR)
  • Total knee joint replacement (TKR)
  • Total shoulder joint replacement (TSR)
  • Reverse total shoulder joint replacement
  • Complex revision surgery for joint replacements
  • MIS hip replacement using a direct anterior approach (DAA)

The orthopaedic surgeons also offer customized plans for treating osteoarthritis. Their goal is to repair or remove bones and soft tissues damaged by this degenerative disease.

Call Utah Orthopaedics today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to learn more about available treatment choices for chronic joint pain.