Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in Midwest City, OK

Joint Pain
Joint Pain services offered in Midwest City, OK

If joint pain interferes with your normal daily activities, it’s time to talk to an experienced doctor about the problem. At Randall Pain Management, quadruple board-certified and fellowship-trained joint pain specialist Steve Randall, MD, offers a complete spectrum of treatments to relieve pain and help you maintain healthy and functional joints. Call the Midwest City, Oklahoma, office or request an appointment online now.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is meant by joint pain?

Joint pain can be felt in multiple parts of the body. Previous injuries, overuse, other medical conditions, weight, and age can all be factors.

Joint discomfort is common and usually felt in the hips, knees, spine, hands, or feet. Pain may be constant, or it can come and go. Sometimes the joint can feel achy, stiff, or sore. 

Some patients complain of a throbbing, grating, or burning sensation. In addition, the joint may feel stiff in the morning but loosen up and feel better with movement and activity. However, too much activity could make the pain worse.


What are some symptoms of joint pain?

Joint pain can range from mild to disabling. Without cartilage, bones rub directly against each other as the joint moves. Symptoms may include:

  • Stiff or enlarged joint
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Noisy joints 
  • Grinding, clicking, or snapping sounds when moving the joint
  • Painful movement
  • Difficulty bending or straightening the joint
  • Loss of motion
  • Joints that are red, swollen, and hot (should be quickly evaluated by a doctor)

If pain interferes with daily life activities, it’s time to talk to a doctor about the problem. Diagnosing the cause quickly and beginning treatment to relieve pain and maintain healthy, functioning joints is essential.


What are some treatments for joint pain?

Joint pain may affect the function of the joint and can limit a person’s ability to do basic tasks, and severe joint pain can affect the quality of life. 

Treatment should focus not only on pain but also on the involved activities and functions. Randall Pain Management always takes a holistic approach. They look at the entirety of your health, find the true root causes of your joint pain, and treat that pain where it started.

If you experience facet joint or zygapophyseal pain, physical therapy can help. For long-term relief, Randall Pain Management may recommend steroid injections into the facet joints and, in more severe cases, a rhizotomy (burning the anterior or posterior spinal nerve roots). They also treat neck pain.

If you experience joint pain symptoms and desire expert care with a holistic approach, call the office to speak with the staff. Or request an appointment online, which is quick and convenient.