Treating joint pain and injuries in Portsmouth
Joint pain can be caused by an injury or disease that affects any of the ligaments or tendons surrounding the joint. Using nonsurgical and surgical treatment options, our team at Portsmouth Regional Hospital is able to determine the cause of the pain, help manage it and restore your joint function.
To make an appointment or to learn more about our joint care services, please call (888) 421-1080.
Arthritis and rheumatology services
At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our experienced arthritis and rheumatology specialists work with you to evaluate your condition and develop a customized treatment plan using the most advanced approaches to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life.
In most cases, arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling. The term arthritis refers to inflammation of the joint, but it can also be used to refer to multiple rheumatic diseases—disorders that affect the muscles, ligaments, tendons or joints. A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
Treating arthritis pain
Depending on the diagnosis, treatment for arthritis and rheumatic diseases may include:
- Rest and relaxation
- Dietary changes
- Weight reduction
- Water therapy
- Mobilization therapy
- Heat and cold therapies
- Pain relievers and other medications
- Joint care instruction
- Information about special devices that help open jars, close zippers, hold pencils and assist in other everyday tasks
- Splints or braces
- Surgery to restore function or relieve pain
Joint replacement surgery
Arthritis, severe injury and regular wear and tear can cause debilitating pain and limited range of motion in your joints. Sometimes, rehabilitation options can help you manage the pain, but in other cases, joint replacement surgery is necessary.
The orthopedic care specialists at Portsmouth Regional Hospital are experts in shoulder replacement, knee replacement and hip replacement options for our patients. With specialized diagnostic tools, minimally invasive surgical options and continuing education, we offer the most advanced joint replacement solutions on the Seacoast.