Treatment for Arthritis Symptoms in Washington, MO

Dr. Ghosh and the Arthritis, Rheumatology & Pain Clinic team want to help our patients understand their symptoms and new ones to look out for. We’ve compiled a list below as well as more information for residents of Washington, MO, and the surrounding area to learn from.

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Common Symptoms

Bone & Joint Pain

Americans spend multiple billions of dollars every year combating joint and bone pain. As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, chronic health conditions, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, and more, become ever more prevalent. Additionally, bone and joint pain can result from sprains, strains, fractures, or breaks. In such cases, the soft tissue that surrounds those bones and joints becomes inflamed, swollen, and painful as well. The end result is a decreased capacity for physical activity, which can often compromise your lifestyle. If you suffer from bone and joint pain, let us explain the causes and treatment options available to you. You don't have to live with pain every day. Contact Dr. Ghosh and schedule a consultation. With his expertise, you'll be able to develop a customized treatment plan and begin living pain-free.

Pain & Numbness

Atypical sensations in the hands, feet, and other parts of the body can occur if their nerves are pinched, irritated, compressed, squeezed, or otherwise aggravated. Our bodies have certain trigger points; when these are irritated, they can produce tingling, numbness, burning, and even pain. Now imagine all of them throughout your body sending signals of warning. If you're experiencing pain and numbness and just can't figure out why, call Dr. Ghosh today. He'll help you understand the source of your discomfort and how to effectively treat it. The sooner you call, the sooner you'll begin to enjoy your life again.

Myofascial (Muscle) Pain

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is just health professional lingo for saying that your muscles hurt. It refers generally to the inflammation (and pain associated) of the body's soft tissues. Ordinarily, muscle pain is a chronic health condition caused by excessive strain or injury to muscle tissue, ligaments, and/or tendons. You can also develop myofascial pain from more common causes, including:

  • General fatigue
  • Pre-existing medical conditions, including stomach problems, heart disease, and more
  • Sustaining injury to intervertebral disc(s)
  • Repeating the same motions over and over
  • Insufficient physical activity

MPS can affect a single muscle or an entire muscle group. In some cases, a single affected muscle can signal other muscles in the area to "feel its pain." This sympathetic situation is called "referred pain." If you suffer from chronic muscular pain, contact Dr. Ghosh now and discuss your treatment options. You'll feel so much better when that soreness, stiffness, and discomfort is gone from your life!

Chronic Pain

The differences between chronic and acute pain are based primarily on the amount of time elapsed since its onset. There are various schools of thought about when acute pain becomes chronic, ranging anywhere from three to six months. Whatever the case, pain is pain, and chronic pain is pain that doesn't go away—day after day, week after week, and in some cases, year after year, the pain subsists. The causes of chronic pain are complex and successful treatment depends on accurate diagnosis. If you suffer from persistent pain, contact Dr. Ghosh to schedule a consultation.

Treatments & Services

  • Epidurals and Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Neck, Mid-Back, and Lower Back Pain
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Ankle, Foot, Knee, and Hand Pain
  • Numbness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Skin Rash, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Muscle Pain
  • Bone and Joint Pain
  • Arthritis and Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus
  • Joint Injection
  • Infusion of Biologics (Remicade, Orencia, Rituxan, and Actemra)

Get Relief Today!

The Arthritis, Rheumatology & Pain Clinic will provide you with arthritis treatment that will allow you to live happily and healthily! Our pain clinic offers the help you need to control the pain that’s taking over your life. Call us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ghosh.