Joint Pain Specialist

Louis J Raso, MD, PA

Pain Management & Interventional Pain Management located in Jupiter, FL

Arthritis or direct trauma to your joints can leave you in chronic pain. To enhance your mobility and alleviate chronic joint pain, experienced interventional pain management specialist Louis J. Raso, MD, PA, creates a custom treatment plan. His Jupiter, Florida, pain management clinic is fully equipped to diagnose the cause of your joint pain. Dr. Raso is skilled in treating joint pain with the latest advancements in medicine, including joint injections. He can also refer you for joint replacement surgery to prevent permanent disability. Find relief for your chronic joint pain by calling the office or by booking an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

The many joints you have throughout your body are susceptible to injuries, disease, and degenerative changes that affect your mobility and can lead to chronic pain. There are many underlying health conditions and injuries that can cause chronic joint pain, including:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic joint inflammation

Overuse of joints, especially common in certain jobs or participation in sports, can also lead to chronic joint pain.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

Many joint conditions not only cause persistent pain, but they can also trigger symptoms like:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness

Pain and other symptoms can eventually lead to reduced flexibility and function in the joint, making it difficult to walk or stay physically active.

Chronic joint pain left untreated can result in deformities in the joint that become intensely painful and debilitating.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

To confirm the root cause of chronic joint pain, Dr. Raso offers the latest diagnostic testing technologies on-site, including X-rays and CT scans. He also completes a physical exam of the affected joint, identifying areas of warmth and redness.

During your exam, Dr. Raso may ask you to move in certain ways to assess your joint function and flexibility. Based on his assessment and the results of the imaging tests, Dr. Raso creates a custom treatment plan to alleviate pain and protect your joint health.

What treatments are available for joint pain?

Initially, Dr. Raso may prescribe medications to alleviate inflammation and pain. He can also deliver these medications directly into the affected joint by injections. You may benefit from physical therapy and at-home exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the affected joint.

If the joints in your spine are the source of your pain, you may find relief using facet joint injections. Dr. Raso injects anesthetic medicines and anti-inflammatories directly into the damaged joint to calm the nerves and prevent nerve signals from traveling to the brain.

When joint pain is severe or a deformity occurs in the joint structure, Dr. Raso may refer you for surgery. Minimally invasive joint replacement surgeries can remove the damaged part of your joint and replace it with artificial parts. These parts function just like your natural joint and ensure you long-lasting relief of pain and inflammation.

There’s no need to suffer from chronic joint pain and disability. You can find effective pain relief solutions today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Raso online or by phone today.