Permian Basin Pain Management
Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Midland, TX
The structure and function of your joints make them a common source of pain. At Permian Basin Pain Management in Midland, Texas, F.O. McGehee IV, MD, provides cutting-edge care for joint pain, aiming to help you get long-term relief. For expert care of your joint pain from a double-board certified pain physician, call the office to schedule an appointment today.
Joint Pain Q & A
What is joint pain?
Joints form the connection between two or more bones and support much of your body’s mobility. Any injury or disease that affects one or more of the components that make up your joint may lead to joint pain.
The discomfort may affect any joint in your body. At Permian Basin Pain Management, Dr. McGehee specializes in treating pain that affects the wrists and hands, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
What causes joint pain?
Many conditions cause joint pain. Dr. McGehee provides expert care for joint pain that develops from:
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common chronic joint condition, occurring when tissue at the ends of bones wear away. Symptoms include stiffness and pain in the affected joint(s).
Lateral and medial epicondylitis
Lateral and medial epicondylitis are painful conditions characterized by tenderness and discomfort along the outer and inner elbow respectively.
Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a swelling or inflammation of the tendons on the outside of your elbow when they are overused – usually by repetitive motions at the wrist and arm. It is common to elicit this pain when gripping a tennis racquet or turning a doorknob.
Although not as common, medial epicondylitis, also known as golfer’s elbow, is a swelling or inflammation of the tendons on the inside of your elbow. This is more associated with racquet sports or throwing sports where there is repeated bending and straightening of your elbow. This can lead to numbness/ tingling and even weakness in your hand.
Similar to tendonitis, bursitis is when the bursae, or fluid-filled pads that cushion joints, become inflamed. This condition most often occurs near joints that perform repetitive motion, such as the shoulder, elbow and hip. However, it is also possible to have bursitis by your heel, knee or big toe.
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, which is a thick cord that attaches muscle to bone. While tendonitis is most often in the shoulder, elbow, knee, heel, and wrist, it can occur anywhere there are tendons.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand becomes compressed at the wrist. Due to this compressed nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness or tingling in the arm and/or wrist and hand.
How is joint pain treated?
Dr. McGehee customizes your joint pain treatment plan based on the joint responsible for your discomfort and the underlying cause. He offers many cutting-edge treatments, including:
- Joint injections
- Sacroiliac joint injection
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Stem cell treatments
Don’t let your joint pain keep you from your active life. Call Permian Basin Pain Management to schedule a consultation today.