Don't let joint pain rule your life. The Total Joint Center at Novant Health Thomasville Medical
Center provides comprehensive treatment for chronic pain in the hips, knees and
Has pain in your joints forced you to stop doing things you love? Does discomfort
in your hips or knees limit your mobility? If so, you can do something about it.
More than 40 million Americans suffer from sore joints, with arthritis the most
common culprit. What most people don't realize is that this condition is treatable.
The pain can often be reduced or eliminated enabling you to return to the activities
You don't have to live with arthritis pain! Arthritis is the leading cause of sore joints and the condition can deteriorate
if left unchecked. It's extremely important to treat arthritis pain as soon as possible.
Early detection and treatment can help prevent painful and costly long-term complications.
Signs to look for:
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Joint swelling and tenderness
- Joints that have lost normal shape and motion
- Joints that may be warm to the touch.
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you can take initial steps to alleviate
the discomfort. Doctors recommend the following:
- Lose weigh
- Use over-the-counter and prescription medicines
- Apply hot and cold treatments
- Take supplements
- Use canes and walkers.
Thomasville Medical Center offers information on pain medication, recommended exercises,
and specialized diets and also provides comprehensive treatment for chronic pain
in the hips, knees and other joints.
Sometimes diet changes, exercise programs and other efforts aren't enough to reduce
or eliminate joint pain. Extra measures are needed. Our professional medical team
can help find a solution that's right for you. Our specialists will meet with you
to discuss symptoms, diagnose your condition and outline additional treatment options.
Advanced Treatment Options
Joint pain may persist despite all steps to treat it. That's when arthroscopic or
total joint replacement might be needed. If pain continues for an extended period
of time, you will want to meet with a physician who will conduct additional interviews
with you and perform a detailed physical exam. Once the examination is complete
and the results are diagnosed, you and your physician will decide if surgery is
the best route to take.
Our Total Joint Center Team includes:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical/Occupational therapists
- Registered nursing staff
- Individual case managers.