Joint Pain Specialist

Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy

Rheumatology & Physical Therapy located in West Long Branch, NJ

When you live with joint pain, it can affect everything from your physical fitness to your mental health. Rheumatologist Kiren Sahni, DO, FACR, specializes in diagnosing and treating joint problems at Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy in West Long Branch and Colonia, New Jersey. Using state-of-the-art technologies and treatments, Dr. Sahni and his team ease pain, restore mobility, and reduce inflammation. Call the practice today to book through this website.

Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Your joints are where your bones meet and the parts of your body that allow movement. They include:

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

Because of their function, it's common for joints to come under excessive use, which can cause aches and soreness. However, sometimes joint pain occurs as a result of injury or illness.

Joint pain can affect anyone at any age. If you experience stiffness or pain when you move, call Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy for a health assessment.

What causes joint pain?

A common cause of joint pain is arthritis, an inflammatory disease that directly affects the joints. But other things that can trigger joint pain include:

  • Viruses like influenza, COVID-19, and mumps
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint infection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Overuse of a joint
  • Injury

Joint pain has many causes. If you have concerns or questions about your own situation, reach out to Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy.

When should you see a doctor for joint pain?

Joint pain will often go away by itself after a few days of home treatment. If, however, you still have pain after three days that shows no sign of getting better, you should consider seeking a professional opinion. Also, if your joint is swollen, red, painful, and warm to touch, and if you have a fever, make an appointment with the team at Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy as your joint pain may be a symptom of something else.

Sometimes, joint pain occurs because of a serious problem. Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy recommends you seek treatment at an emergency room if you experience pain that occurs after an injury or that renders the joint immobile, or if the joint itself appears to be deformed.

What is the treatment for joint pain?

Many times, the most appropriate treatment for joint pain is to manage the symptoms, which can include:

Medication

Anti-inflammatory medicines, over-the-counter pain relievers, and topical creams and ointments can help ease discomfort.

Home care

You can do a lot at home to ease joint pain, such as take a warm bath, apply a heat pack, or book a massage.

Lifestyle changes

Gentle exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and stretching all help with mobility and flexibility.

Never ignore any pain that continues for a prolonged period or gets worse over time. Your provider at Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy diagnoses, treats, and manages joint pain to restore your quality of life. Use the online booking tool or call today to schedule a consultation.