Your Trusted Joint Pain Doctor in New Jersey
The majority of mild joint pain cases are rarely considered an emergency and can be managed successfully at home. However, you should make an appointment to see your doctor if you are suffering from joint pain characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and tenderness around the joint. At Coastal Back and Pain Institute in NJ, our joint pain dr is specially qualified to diagnose and treat joint pain.
Understanding the Wide-Reaching Effects of Joint Pain
Delaying treatment for joint pain may cause permanent joint damage because it might be a sign a serious type of arthritis. It is often a surprise to many people that arthritis is not a diagnosis, but a general term covering more than a hundred conditions and related diseases. If your joint pain is in fact arthritis, understanding the specific type is the first step in determining a management plan for your situation and obtaining the appropriate treatment. If you are experiencing joint pain that concerns you, these are excellent reasons to schedule a visit with us for an examination and determination. Watch for these potential signs and symptoms of arthritis:
- Joint tenderness or stiffness
- Joint pain lasting for three or more days
- Joints that are warm to the touch or red
- Pain, swelling, or stiffness in one or more joints
- Difficulty doing daily activities or moving a joint
- Several episodes of joint symptoms within a month
There are times when joint pain requires prompt action. It is possible that your pain indicates a type of arthritis that may cause permanent joint damage. Obtaining treatment quickly can prevent many serious health problems and preserve joint function.
Help is Here for You
At Coastal Back and Pain Institute, Dr. Douglas Manganelli and his team of specialists are ready to help you get the relief you seek from joint, neck, back, and sciatica pain. Contact us today at 732-747-7076 to schedule a no-obligation consultation in West Orange or Brick, NJ.