Joint Pain Specialist

Amer M. Kazi, M.D. -  - Neurology

Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic

Amer M. Kazi, M.D.

Neurology & Pain Medicine located in Granger, IN

Joints provide your body with the ability to move in different ways, making them a common site for pain and injuries. Neurologist and pain management specialist Amer Kazi, MD, offers advanced treatment for all types of joint pain at Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic in Granger, Indiana. If joint pain is interfering with your daily life, call or book an appointment online for safe and effective relief.

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What is joint pain?

The human body has 206 individual bones that come together at connections called joints. Pain can occur in one or more joints in any part of your body. Common areas to experience joint pain include:

  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Back
  • Shoulder
  • Neck

Joint pain that occurs with signs of inflammation, such as redness, swelling, and warmth, may indicate arthritis. Sometimes, joint pain results from musculoskeletal pain in a ligament, tendon, or muscle outside the joint rather than within the structure of the joint itself.

 

What causes joint pain?

Most cases of joint pain occur after an injury, such as a fall or car accident. Other times, there’s no obvious cause. Common causes of joint pain include:

  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Strains and sprains
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Aside from acute injury, osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain among older adults. Osteoarthritis involves wear-and-tear damage to the joint, while rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes your immune system to attack joint tissues.

 

How do you diagnose and treat joint pain?

First, Dr. Kazi thoroughly examines your joint and reviews your symptoms and medical history. To determine the cause of your joint pain, he may take tests, such as an X-ray or MRI.

Then, he recommends the most effective treatment for your particular condition. Dr. Kazi utilizes modern pain management techniques and state-of-the-art technology, such as:

Joint injections

Joint injections allow Dr. Kazi to administer medication directly into the affected joint. He offers a variety of leading joint injection treatments, including:

  • Synvisc-One® for knee pain
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem cell therapy

Synvisc-One is a lubricating medication, while PRP and stem cell therapies use your own blood and cells to promote healing and tissue rejuvenation. After collecting blood (for PRP) or stem cells from another part of your body, Dr. Kazi processes the treatment and reinjects it into the affected joint.

Nerve blocks

Nerve blocks also involve medication injections, but they target the nerves that transmit pain signals from your affected joint. Dr. Kazi injects a numbing medication into the nerve, which blocks the communication of pain signals.

These treatments relieve pain and restore function to your joint without surgery or habit-forming medication. To find relief from joint pain, call Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic or book an appointment online today.