Joint Pain Specialist

Chronic Pain Relief

Basem Abdelfattah, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Dallas, TX & Frisco, TX

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of adults report pain or swelling in their joints. Without intervention, joint pain can be crippling. At Chronic Pain Relief in Dallas, pain management specialist Basem Abdelfattah, MD, uses the most advanced and effective methods for joint pain relief. Book your appointment online to take the first step to a pain-free life.

Joint Pain Q & A

Why do my joints hurt?

Two or more bones come together to form a joint. Some joints are stiff and immobile like those in your skull; others, like knees and hips, are movable.

Healthy joints are essential because they keep you mobile and active, allowing you to bend, reach, and walk. Pain in your joints doesn’t always just cause discomfort; sometimes, it can inhibit these natural movements or be an indicator of a more severe condition.

Joint pain has several causes, including:

  • Arthritis: inflammation of the joints, causing pain and stiffness
  • Bursitis: inflammation of the sacs that cushion your bones
  • Disease: joint pain can be symptomatic of conditions like Lyme disease and lupus
  • Infection: bacteria can enter the joint, damaging the bone and cartilage
  • Injury: dislocations force bones out of position

What is arthritis?

Affecting more than 54 million adults in the United States, arthritis is one of the leading causes of joint pain. Arthritis refers to more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints. The breakdown of the elastic tissue that protects your bones and cartilage causes arthritis pain and inflammation.

Arthritis joint pain can affect a single joint or many throughout the body. For some patients, symptoms come and go. For others, pain is constant. Left untreated, severe arthritis makes simple daily tasks like writing or dressing difficult.

Arthritis has no cure, but with treatment, Dr. Abdelfattah can significantly manage your pain, improve function, and prevent further joint damage. At Chronic Pain Relief, you can find relief and restored mobility with medication, physical therapy, injections, and other interventions.

How is joint pain treated?

The causes and symptoms of joint pain are as varied as the people who experience them. Dr. Abdelfattah creates a personal pain management plan based on your symptoms and pain level. The most effective joint pain relief options include:

  • Injections: medication is injected directly into your joints every few months
  • Lifestyle changes: regular, low-impact exercise combined with a healthy weight can help relieve pain in your joints
  • Medication: oral and topical medications offer temporary relief from stiffness and pain
  • Physical therapy: strong muscles support your joints and increase your range of motion
  • Surgery: surgery may be necessary for patients who are immobilized by pain and inflammation

Dr. Abdelfattah strives to keep you pain-free using proven noninvasive or minimally invasive treatments. To learn how you can become pain-free without surgery, book your appointment online today.