Joint Pain Specialist

IYA Medical

Medical Aesthetics & Interventional Radiology located in Scottsdale, AZ

Ayad Agha, DO at IYA Medical knows that joint pain is a common cause of discomfort and loss of function, with the main triggers being injuries and arthritis. If you have joint pain, you can get an expert diagnosis at IYA Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona, followed by effective therapies to reduce your pain and increase your range of movement. The practice has expertise in ultrasound and fluoroscopy technologies to administer joint injections that can treat the cause of your pain. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or use the online form.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can develop because of injury to your joints, often through playing sports. Or you can develop joint pain because of a gradual deterioration in the joint structures like the bones, cartilage, connective tissues, and muscles.

Some of the painful joint conditions IYA Medical specializes in treating include:

Arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of joint pain. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis, which causes painful joint degeneration.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)

The carpal tunnel is in your wrist, and if you have CTS, it means the median nerve running from your shoulder to your hand is coming under pressure in the carpal tunnel. This causes increasing wrist pain, numbness, and loss of function.

Bursitis

Bursae are sacs of fluid that protect your joints. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae.

Sports injuries

Injuries like rotator cuff tears in the shoulder joint, tennis and golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendinitis in your ankle, and ligament tears in the knee are frequently due to playing sports.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

Your provider at IYA Medical needs to examine the affected joints, look at your medical history, and discuss your symptoms with you.

They might also order diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays, CT, or MRI scans, or an ultrasound scan. These tests can confirm the diagnosis and also show how bad the damage is to your joints.

How is joint pain treated?

Unless you have an injury that requires surgical repair like a fracture or severed ligament, IYA Medical uses conservative treatment approaches, to begin with. Physical therapy, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, gentle heat, and cold compresses can help ease pain and reduce swelling.

In some cases, you might need to use compression bandages or possibly a splint or cast to immobilize the joint and encourage healing. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome can improve if you take the pressure off the median nerve when you’re asleep by wearing a wrist splint.

Regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy can also help with joint pain by encouraging the growth of new, healthy tissues in the affected joints.

What injections help joint pain?

Conservative measures are often highly-effective frontline treatments for joint pain. However, if your joint pain isn’t improving, IYA Medical has specialist expertise in delivering ultrasound or fluoroscopic-guided injections into your joints to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Using ultrasound or fluoroscopy (moving X-ray) imaging enables your provider to ensure they deliver the injection to the perfect place in the joint and reduces the risk of damage to surrounding tissues.

For an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of joint pain, call IYA Medical today or book an appointment using the online form.