AABP Integrative Pain Care

Arthritis Specialists

Arthritis services offered throughout New York

Do you feel pain in your joints even at rest? Are your joints stiff or inflamed? You may have arthritis. The team of board-certified anesthesiology and pain management physicians at AABP Integrative Pain Care in the Bensonhurst neighborhood in Brooklyn, and White Plains, New York, offers many innovative treatments to manage painful arthritis. To get relief from your arthritis pain, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a medical term that describes joint inflammation. 

A joint forms the connection between two or more bones. You have immovable joints (cranial joints) and mobile joints (knees, shoulders, ankles). Arthritis most often occurs in the mobile joints due to overuse, injury, or an underlying disease.

Though there’s no cure for arthritis, getting care during the early stages of your joint pain and inflammation may prevent permanent damage that leads to chronic pain and disability.

What conditions cause arthritis?

There are over 100 joint conditions that cause arthritis. Some of the most common include:

Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It’s a degenerative condition that causes joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness due to the wearing away of the cartilage that separates the joints.

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is arthritis that causes inflammation in the joints of the spine.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune disease that affects the joints. People with RA develop joint pain and stiffness because their immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joint. When left untreated, RA may cause permanent joint damage.

Post-traumatic arthritis

Post-traumatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops after an injury to the joint.

What happens during an arthritis evaluation?

The team at AABP Integrative Pain Care takes a holistic approach to care. When you come in for an arthritis evaluation, they focus on your whole health, not your diagnosis or symptoms.

Your provider reviews your symptoms, including the location and severity of your pain. They also ask about the activities that make the pain worse. 

The team reviews your medical history, usual diet, and daily routine. They perform a physical exam and may run X-rays to assess the severity of your arthritis.

How is arthritis treated?

AABP Integrative Pain Care customizes your arthritis treatment plan based on the type, location, and severity of your joint pain. The team offers many innovative treatments to ease arthritis discomfort, including:

  • Diet modification
  • Activity modification
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Use of assistive devices — bracing, splinting
  • Cortisone shots
  • Viscosupplementation for knee and joint pain
  • iovera° treatment for knee pain 
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Bone marrow aspirate
  • Nerve blocks

When pain management no longer provides adequate relief from your arthritis, the team at AABP Integrative Pain Care refers you to an orthopedic specialist to discuss surgical options.

There’s no need to let your arthritis dictate how you live your life. To get help for your arthritis, call AABP Integrative Pain Care or schedule an appointment online today.