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Joint Pain Specialist

Stephen Renzi Medical PC

Family Physicians & Private Medical Practices located in Troy, PA

Joint pain can affect everything from your physical fitness to your mental health. The team at Stephen Renzi Medical PC diagnoses and treats joint pain at their two locations in Conshohocken and Troy, Pennsylvania. They help ease your symptoms, restore mobility, reduce inflammation, and get to the bottom of what's causing your pain to reduce the chances of it getting worse. Schedule a joint consultation today. Call your nearest office or request an appointment online.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain describes any pain, inflammation, or discomfort at the intersection where your bones meet and can involve the cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons, or muscles. Your joints include:

  • Ankles
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Wrists
  • Hips
  • Knees

Your joints connect the bones and allow you to move freely, which places them under a lot of use and stress and makes them vulnerable to injury and wear. You might also experience joint pain as a symptom of illness.

Joint pain can range from occasional mild soreness to chronic severe and debilitating pain that affects your quality of life. If you live with joint pain, schedule a consultation at Stephen Renzi Medical PC.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

It's common to experience joint pain for a day or two and for it to get better on its own, but you should consider making an appointment at Stephen Renzi Medical PC if you have pain that lasts for more than three days; redness, heat, swelling, or tenderness around the area; or a fever but no other flu symptoms. 

If, however, you experience joint pain or sudden joint swelling after a severe injury, joint immobility, or a joint that looks deformed, you should head to your nearest emergency room.

Never ignore joint pain, even if you think nothing's wrong. If in doubt, speak to your provider at Stephen Renzi Medical PC to ensure there isn't a more serious underlying cause.

What causes joint pain?

Aside from injury or overuse, the most common causes of joint pain relate to chronic disease and autoimmune conditions. They include:

  • Arthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint infection
  • Cancer
  • Lupus

Viruses like influenza, COVID-19, and mumps can all cause joint pain symptoms too. The team at Stephen Renzi Medical PC has training in joint health and can treat the symptoms and get to the underlying cause.

What is the treatment for joint pain?

Treatment for joint pain depends on its cause, and your provider at Stephen Renzi Medical PC creates an individualized care plan for you based on their assessment of your condition. Your treatment program may include lifestyle changes and home treatments, medication, or a surgery referral — or a combination of the three.

Don't let joint pain prevent you from enjoying life. Call Stephen Renzi Medical PC today to schedule a consultation or book online.