Joint Injuries

Joint Injuries

Joint Injuries services offered in Eagle Mountain Lake, Fort Worth, TX

Your joints allow you to sit, stand, and play your favorite sport. If chronic pain limits your abilities because of joint injuries, you can find help at DFW Spine Joint & Pain. Nikki Fox, DO, and Amy Gregor, NP, provide diagnostic testing to identify the severity of your joint injury. They also personalize a treatment plan to relieve chronic pain and improve your joint’s flexibility and range of motion. Call the office in Fort Worth, Texas, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for joint injuries, or book an appointment online today.

Joint Injuries Q & A

What causes joint injuries?

Your joints are made up of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that all work together to give you a range of motion. As you get older or due to trauma or underlying medical conditions, you may be at an increased risk for joint injuries.

DFW Spine Joint & Pain offers comprehensive care for a wide range of joint injuries and conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Accidents
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Congenital disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Work-related joint injuries

These conditions can cause persistent pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. If not treated properly, joint injuries can lead to severe pain and disability.


When should I seek treatment for joint injuries?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at DFW Spine Joint & Pain if you have symptoms of a joint injury, such as:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Limited range of motion

It’s also important that you seek immediate medical attention if you think you have a fracture or a noticeable deformity in your joint.

The DFW Spine Joint & Pain providers offer X-rays and other diagnostic imaging tests to assess the health of your joint. Once they identify the cause of your symptoms, the providers customize a care plan to improve your joint function.


How are joint injuries treated?

Initially, you should treat a joint injury from sports, a fall, or another sudden event with ice to reduce swelling. You should also keep your joint elevated when possible.

Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories can help reduce pain. If not, the DFW Spine Joint & Pain providers can prescribe stronger medications and recommend a period of rest, so your body can heal.

If your joint injury is severe, you may benefit from:


Joint injections

Joint injections deliver an anesthetic medication and steroid directly into your joint. This strategy may be effective when oral medications aren’t working well.


Physical therapy

Physical therapy strengthens the muscles that support your joint and can reduce inflammation. You also learn exercises you can do at home to keep your joints flexible and strong.


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

PRP is a substance created from your blood that triggers your body to heal damage from injuries or disease, so your body can heal itself from the inside out.  

Call DFW Spine Joint & Pain to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for joint injuries, or book an appointment online today.

Our Fort Worth pain management team will design approaches and steps you can undertake to maximize improvement and return to feeling better, improving walking/movement, capability, and well-being.