Advanced Spine and Pain Specialists
Krishna Chunduri, MD
Anesthesiologist & Pain Management Physician located in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL
An estimated 54 million adults in the United States live with chronic joint pain due to arthritis. If your joint pain is more than you can manage on your own, you can find comprehensive care at Advanced Spine & Pain Specialists. Krishna Chunduri, MD, provides customized treatment plans for joint pain at the office in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Chunduri uses physical therapy, joint injections, and other conservative therapies to relieve your chronic joint pain and restore your mobility. To find out more about the available options for treating chronic joint pain, call Advanced Spine & Pain Specialists or book an appointment online today.
Joint Pain Q & A
What causes joint pain?
The joints in your body, including your knees, shoulders, wrist, and ankles, are made up of bones, ligaments, and tendons that all work together to give you a great range of mobility. When any of these structures aren’t working properly, it can limit your ability to stay active and leave you in chronic pain.
Some of the most common causes of joint pain include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
You might also develop joint pain as the result of underlying diseases like lupus and fibromyalgia.
Falls, sports injuries, and auto accidents can lead to joint dislocations and other damage that causes persistent pain and the loss of your range of joint motion.
When should I seek treatment for joint pain?
Joint pain from arthritis and other conditions tend to develop gradually. If you have persistent joint pain that isn’t getting better with home care, or if your pain continues to worsen even with over-the-counter medications, you should call Advanced Spine & Pain Specialists.
If you experience intense joint pain after an injury, it’s also important that you schedule an evaluation with Dr. Chunduri for a proper diagnosis.
An early diagnosis of joint pain can help prevent your condition from worsening. Dr. Chunduri offers on-site X-rays and other diagnostic testing technologies to identify the cause of your joint pain. Once Dr. Chunduri identifies the cause of your joint pain, he customizes a treatment plan to your needs that helps reduce the need for surgery.
How is joint pain treated?
Initially, you might benefit from physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support your joint.
If your joint pain limits what you can do physically, Dr. Chunduri can provide joint injections that deliver medications directly into your joint. He can also remove excess fluid that builds up in your joint and affects your range of motion.
Dr. Chunduri focuses on relieving your pain and improving the mobility of your joint. Treatment can also reduce chronic inflammation that might damage your joint and lead to deformities.
If you have chronic joint pain but aren’t ready for surgery, call Advanced Spine & Pain Specialists today or book a consultation online.