Joint Pain

Advanced Arthritis Solutions

Margaret Gradzka, M.D.

Rheumatologist located in Fairfax, VA

Dr. Margaret Gradzka at Advanced Arthritis Solutions in Fairfax, Virginia, is experienced in the care and treatment of the various causes of short- and long-term joint pain. No matter the cause of your joint pain, Dr. Gradzka and her compassionate team create a personalized treatment plan to help restore your quality of life. To get started on your own individualized treatment plan, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain can refer to pain in any joint in your body. When there is inflammation, swelling, or damage to any of the cartilage, tendons, bones, muscles, or ligaments of the joint, it may result in chronic pain

Joint pain can be mild and last only a short period of time, or it may be severe and debilitating, limiting what activities you can take part in. Regardless of the cause, if you have joint pain it's important to get evaluated by an expert like Dr. Gradzka so the underlying health issue can be addressed.

Dr. Gradzka and the team at Advanced Arthritis Solutions specialize in treating joint pain and helping you get lasting relief from is their top priority.

What causes joint pain?

There are a number of possible reasons you may have this kind of discomfort. A thorough physical exam, a discussion of your complete health history, and possibly a diagnostic ultrasound will help Dr. Gradzka determine the underlying cause of your joint pain. She may also refer you for advanced diagnostic testing such as blood work, bone scan, MRI, or X-ray if necessary.

Common causes of joint pain include:

  • Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Damage to the joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Tendonitis

How is joint pain treated?

Depending on the underlying cause of your joint pain, Dr. Gradzka may prescribe one or a combination of proven treatments to help you find relief. As part of your personal treatment plan, she may suggest both conventional as well as alternative therapies.

Possible courses of treatment Dr. Gradzka may recommend include:

  • Medication therapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Massage therapy
  • Heat/cold therapy
  • Steroid therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment
  • HivamatⓇ deep oscillation (electrostatic) therapy
  • BioFlex Laser TherapyⓇ

Dr. Gradzka prides herself in providing personalized care for your needs, utilizing individualized treatment plans and working closely with you throughout the process for the best results possible. Whatever the plan, rest assured it will be specific to you and your joint care needs.

If you would like a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan for your joint pain, call or book an appointment with the specialists at Advanced Arthritis Solutions today.