Arthritis Specialist

New Hope Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Elkin, NC

If you suffer from the chronic pain of arthritis, relief is possible. New Hope Pain Management in Elkin, North Carolina, can design a treatment plan that will get you back to feeling well again. If you’re ready to put your pain behind you, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a term that refers to pain created by inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. This condition can affect any joint in your body — especially as you age — and can involve one or more joints at a time.

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, and together they are one of the most common causes of chronic pain. Around 50 million men, women and children in the United States suffer from a form of arthritis.

The causes of arthritis include:

  • Joint injuries
  • Infections of the joint
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Hereditary disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Degenerative diseases

Your risk for arthritis may increase due to:

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Family history
  • Previous joint injury
  • Being female

Understanding the underlying causes of your arthritis can be a significant factor in managing your pain well. At New Hope Pain Management, they take underlying causes into consideration as they prepare your specialized treatment plan.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

The type, range, and combination of your symptoms may vary depending on the cause of your arthritis. Symptoms associated with any type of arthritis are due to inflammation of the cartilage and other tissues in and around your joints.

The most common symptoms of joint inflammation are:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Heat in joint
  • Limited range of motion

These symptoms may worsen over time, or they may be more significant at some times than others. Having a long-term pain management plan can help you deal with the pain.

How can I manage my arthritis pain well?

The medical team at New Hope Pain Management knows that having a full grasp of the symptoms and underlying causes of your pain is critical to developing a treatment plan, so they will perform a thorough physical exam as part of your evaluation. Your specialized treatment plan will likely include a combination of therapies, including:

  • Exercise therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Medications

The team at New Hope Pain Management understand that finding the right combination of treatments can take time, so they will work tirelessly until they find the best way to relieve you from your arthritis pain.

To put your arthritis pain behind you, call New Hope Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.