Joint Pain Specialist

Crescent City Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Greater New Orleans, Metairie, LA

Waking up with stiff, aching joints every day is no way to live life. Joint pain is a reality for a large number of people. If you are among those suffering from chronic joint pain, you need to find lasting relief. The orthopedic surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics in Metairie, Louisiana, offer the latest innovations in joint care to give you the relief you crave so that you can get back to a normal quality of life.

Joint Pain Q & A

Crescent City Orthopedics

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain has many potential causes. These include:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Sudden injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Bone abnormalities
  • Fractures

Of these, arthritis is one of the most common reasons for people to have pain in their joints.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

Diagnosing joint pain means diagnosing the underlying cause of the pain. Diagnosis starts with a physical exam and medical history to determine your overall health. Depending on what your doctor sees during your physical exam, you may require additional tests, such as:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • Bone scan

The results of these tests will help your doctor determine the cause of your pain and the most beneficial treatment.

What are the treatments for joint pain?

Just as the causes of joint pain vary from one patient to another, so do the treatments. At Crescent City Orthopedics, your medical team will focus on providing the least invasive treatment method possible to help restore your quality of life and significantly lessen your pain. Depending on the source of your pain, this may include:

  • Medication
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Bracing and res.
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint fluid supplements
  • Surgery
  • Joint replacement

What types of surgery can help with joint pain?

Joint surgery can be as simple as surgery to repair soft tissue injuries and as extensive as a total joint replacement. If you do require surgery, the team at Crescent City Orthopedics provides several minimally invasive options to reduce your recovery time and get you back on your feet quickly.

When does a patient need a joint replacement?

Joint replacement is for patients with severe arthritis and bone damage. Crescent City Orthopedics does joint replacements for patients who:

  • Have significant joint stiffness
  • Are no longer able to enjoy a normal daily life
  • Can't get help from more conservative pain relief treatments
  • Have advanced arthritis seen on an X-ray or other imaging test

If you think you're a candidate for joint replacement, make an appointment with the surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics.

The team of skilled orthopedic surgeons will help guide you to the most effective, least invasive treatments for your joint pain. Whether or not that involves joint replacement, you'll be confident that you're in the best possible hands at Crescent City Orthopedics.

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