Whether from reaching, running or just growing older, your joints are vulnerable. It could be sports injury, arthritis or simply sleeping wrong that causes your shoulder, hip or knee pain. Regardless of how your joint pain happened, Dr. Hamilton finds out what is causing it and tailors your treatment to help you reduce your pain and move better.
Dr. Hamilton examines the areas above and below your joint to find out what is causing your pain and why it may be worsening.
Diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI scans, nerve blocks help Dr. Hamilton see internal issues, make an accurate diagnosis and generate the best plan for your treatment.
Dr. Hamilton prescribes a course of treatment to help you manage pain and move better. Usually, treatments involve minimally invasive injections that prepare you to undergo physical therapy.
Treatment for Joint Pain may Include:
- Joint injections– treat arthritis or acute sprains in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, ankle or foot.
- Medication Management
- Joint Stabilization with supports or braces
- Physical Therapy
If your pain requires surgery, Dr. Hamilton will refer you to a Board Certified orthopedic joint surgeon.
Your Role In Your Health
The best way to care for your joints is to keep them and your ligaments, muscles and bones strong and stable. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly help build muscle to support your joints.