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Joint Pain Specialist

Love Family Healthcare, PLLC

Shira D. Love, MSN, FNP-C

Family Medicine Practice located in Arlington, TX

Joint pain can feel debilitating and diminish your quality of life. If you experience arthritis or joint injuries, you can rely on family medicine practitioner Shira Love, MSN, FNP-C, and her expert team at Love Family Healthcare, PLLC in Arlington, Texas. They find the root cause of your joint discomfort and offer pain-relieving treatments. Schedule an appointment at this black-owned health care practice by calling the office one online today.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Your joints are areas of your body where two bones connect. Examples of joints include your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. 

You also have joints between bones in your spine and in your fingers and toes. 

Pain can develop in joints for numerous reasons. It might result from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or an injury. 

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

If you have joint pain, you may experience the following signs or symptoms

  • Dull, aching discomfort
  • Sharp pain
  • Pain with movement
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth

At the first sign of joint discomfort, see Love Family Healthcare, PLLC for an evaluation and pain relief.

What are the risk factors for joint pain?

While anybody can develop joint pain, some factors increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:

  • Family history of arthritis or joint pain
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Older age
  • Previous injuries
  • Smoking

Repetitive motions or strenuous physical labor can also contribute to joint discomfort.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of joint pain?

To find the root cause of your joint pain, Shira reviews your symptoms and medical history. 

She examines your joints in painful areas and might recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.

What are my joint pain treatment options?

Shira personalizes joint pain treatments to give you the best outcome. Common treatments available at Love Family Healthcare, PLLC include:

Lifestyle changes

Making certain lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing joint pain. Examples include healthy eating, regular exercise, getting plenty of sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy exercises and stretches can strengthen muscles and other tissues surrounding your joints to reduce pain and the risk of future injuries.

Medications

Some medications and dietary supplements can reduce inflammation associated with joint pain.

Injections

Joint injections like corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can accelerate joint healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate discomfort.

Don’t live with debilitating joint pain when simple treatments are within reach at Love Family Healthcare, PLLC. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to get relief.