Joint damage from disease or injury can result in significant pain and loss of function. If you have joint pain, interventional radiologist Andrew Doe, MD, of Alate Health in Houston, Texas, can help. Dr. Doe provides cutting-edge treatments for joint pain, including steroid injections into the joint and AmnioFix®, an innovative type of regenerative medicine. Look forward to a fuller, more active life by calling Alate Health today or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.
Damage to joints from injury or disease can cause significant pain and interfere with movement. There are many different conditions that can cause painful joints. Once our doctors at Alate Pain Center discover the cause, we can develop a treatment plan that will give you relief from your pain and enable you to live a fuller, healthier life.
Numerous conditions can cause joint pain. Some of those Alate Health sees most often include:
More widely known as osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease is a condition that develops because of the aging process. As you get older, the cartilage that protects the ends of the bones in your joints gradually wears away, causing inflammation.
As the disease worsens, exposed bones start rubbing and grinding together, causing chronic, often severe pain and limiting the movement in your joints.
Tendinitis is due to inflammation of the connective tissues that link your muscles to your bones. The most common way to get tendinitis is through overuse and repetitive movement. Different types of tendinitis include Achilles tendinitis in your heel and patellar tendinitis in your knee.
Bursae help to cushion the bones and connective tissues in your knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows. These fluid-filled sacs can become irritated and inflamed if you overuse your joints, causing bursitis.
Alate Health also offers treatment for plantar fasciitis, which affects your feet, but with an irritated nerve, you may have ankle joint pain.
Finding the cause of your joint pain is the first step in helping reduce your discomfort. Alate Health uses advanced diagnostic technologies to confirm why you have joint pain and see how extensive any damage is.
A combination of noninvasive treatments, including physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, braces, orthotics, and making changes to your lifestyle like losing weight, can all help relieve joint pain.
If your joint pain persists even after several months of conservative therapies, Alate Health provides advanced treatments that could give you relief.
Alate Health uses two cutting-edge treatments for joint pain:
Steroids are powerful medications that help to reduce inflammation in your body. Getting inflammation under control is vital for recovery, enabling you to rehabilitate the joint.
You can take oral steroids for joint pain that might offer a temporary reduction in inflammation, but they often aren’t strong enough to have a long-lasting effect. Alate Health joint pain specialists use advanced image guidance techniques to inject steroids directly into the joint, targeting the inflammation at its source.
AmnioFix is a form of regenerative medicine that has FDA approval for use in joint regeneration. It comes from donated placental material and contains over 400 growth factors, which are cells that promote tissue repair in joints.
AmnioFix attracts stem cells from your body to the injury site as well, which further aids healthy joint regeneration. Your provider injects the AmnioFix material directly into your joint or tendon. You should feel the results between 3-6 months after having your injection.
If you’re troubled by chronic joint pain, contact Alate Health to discover the treatments that can help you most. Call today or book an appointment online.