Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in Anchorage, AK


If you struggle with joint pain, stiffness, or swelling and want relief, the pain specialists at Alaska Pain to Wellness Center in Anchorage, Alaska, are here for you. Pain management specialists Greg Wilkinson, PA-C, M.Ed, Steve Johnson, MD, and their expert team offer joint pain treatments that improve your quality of life. Call the Alaska Pain to Wellness Center office or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Your joints are areas of your body that connect two bones. Your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles are examples of joints. You also have joints in your spine. 

Joint pain is an uncomfortable feeling in one or more of your joints. You might experience:

  • Dull ache
  • Sharp joint pain
  • Decreased joint range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Stiffness

Joint pain treatments available at Alaska Pain to Wellness Center relieve your discomfort and reduce the risk of serious complications.

What are the common risk factors for joint pain?

While anyone may develop joint pain, common risk factors for having it include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Older age
  • Previous joint injuries
  • Obesity
  • Family history of joint pain
  • Overtraining
  • Not warming up properly
  • Playing sports
  • Being in a car accident
  • Falling down
  • Having a physically demanding job
  • Lifting heavy objects

Adopting healthy habits, such as eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep, and using proper lifting techniques can reduce the risk of joint pain. 

How does my provider diagnose the cause of joint pain?

To find the root cause of your discomfort, the experts at Alaska Pain to Wellness Center review your medical history, lifestyle habits, and symptoms. They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam to evaluate your joints. Your provider may also order blood tests, an MRI, a CT scan, X-rays, or an ultrasound. 

How is joint pain treated?

Common joint pain treatments available at Alaska Pain to Wellness Center include:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy stretches and exercises stimulate joint healing, strengthen surrounding tissues, and reduce your risk of future joint pain.

Injections

The Alaska Pain to Wellness Center team offers steroid injections, hyaluronic injections, and other injections that reduce joint pain or inflammation.

Regenerative medicine

Examples of regenerative medicine treatments available at Alaska Pain to Wellness Center include stem cells, exosomes, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These injections enhance your body’s ability to regenerate cells and heal.

Surgery

If you have severe joint pain or an injury, you may need surgery to remove, repair, reconstruct, or replace damaged tissues.

To achieve joint pain relief, call the Alaska Pain to Wellness Center office or use the online booking feature today.

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