Joint Pain

Edgar Celis, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

California Pain Group

Edgar Celis, MD

Pain Management Physician located in San Rafael, CA & Daly City, CA

Joint pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain, affecting as many as 15 million adults in the United States each year. Edgar Celis, MD, of California Pain Group in San Rafael and Daly City, California, offers comprehensive, minimally invasive treatment for joint pain caused by conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia. For a consultation regarding your joint discomfort, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Pain

What is joint pain?

Joint pain refers to discomfort in any of your joints, the point where bones meet to allow for movement and mobility. Joints consist of an intricate system of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles. Joint-related pain occurs when there is swelling, inflammation, or damage to any of these joint tissues.

Joint pain may range from mild to debilitating, and symptoms may range from occasional soreness to chronic pain that limits your activity or mobility. Symptoms associated with joint pain may include:

  • Warm or hot joints
  • Redness or tenderness of the joint
  • Swelling in joints
  • Stiffness in joints after rest
  • Weakness or difficulty bearing weight
  • Tingling or numbness in joints or extremities

Common areas that men and women experience joint pain include hips, elbows, knees, hands, back, neck, wrists, and ankles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women and people over the age of 45 are more likely to experience joint-related pain.

What causes joint pain?

Several possible conditions may cause joint pain. Often, joint pain is a symptom of chronic conditions, such as thyroid disease or autoimmune disorders. Diagnostic studies, such as blood work, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and X-ray, may help diagnose the reason for your joint discomfort. 

Common underlying causes of joint pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Joint or bone injury
  • Degenerative disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis

Dr. Celis helps determine the underlying cause for your joint pain and creates a treatment plan that helps relieve your discomfort.

What are the treatments for joint pain?

Dr. Celis offers a range of minimally invasive treatment options to treat your joint pain. Your personalized treatment plan takes into account the cause of your joint pain, and may include:

  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Knee, shoulder, or hip joint injections
  • Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy
  • Nerve block
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Medications 

The California Pain Group team works closely with you to create a plan of care that effectively treats your acute and chronic joint pain. 

For a consultation regarding your joint-related discomfort, call or schedule an appointment with the California Pain Group today.