Joint Pain Specialist

Dr. Robert F Bowers -  - Pain Management Physician

Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC

Dr. Robert F Bowers

Pain Management Physician located in Bellevue, Bellevue, WA

Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain, lose mobility, and have a reduced quality of life. Robert Bowers, MD, a double board-certified and fellowship-trained anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, diagnoses and treats joint pain at Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC, in Bellevue, Washington. Don’t let joint pain interfere with your health and wellness, call Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC to schedule a consultation today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of joint pain?

Over 50 million Americans live with some type of arthritis, making it the most common cause of joint pain. However, many other conditions cause joint pain, including:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Overuse
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Lupus 
  • Cancer
  • Infection of the bone or joint

 

If you have joint pain that prevents you from fully extending or bending a joint or it inhibits your range of motion and movement, call Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC to find out what’s causing your pain and get customized relief.

 

What is arthritis?

When it comes to arthritis, most people think about osteoarthritis, the degenerative form of the disease. However, there are over 100 different types of arthritis that cause inflammation, swelling, and pain in your joints. For example, while osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in your joints wears away, rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation in the synovial lining of your joints. Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in your joints. While painful, arthritis is treatable, and with the right care, you can maintain a healthy, active life. 

 

How is joint pain evaluated?

At Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC, Dr. Bowers provides comprehensive exams to assess your joint pain. He begins by discussing your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms and then performs a physical exam, looking for signs of inflammation or deformity in your affected joints. Dr. Bowers also uses blood tests and diagnostic imaging studies like X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans to identify the condition causing your joint pain.

 

How is joint pain treated?\

When Dr. Bowers understands your needs, he works with you to implement a customized treatment plan. Depending on your needs, he may recommend joint injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, or anti-inflammatory medication. Dr. Bowers also offers radiofrequency ablation.

Physical therapy and lifestyle modifications are often necessary in joint pain treatment plans. For example, changing your diet and getting more physical activity can help you lose weight and reduce stress on your joints. Massage can help keep the muscles and connective tissue around your painful joints supple and flexible.

If you have joint pain that’s interfering with your life, call Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC to make an appointment today.

Pain Management Specialist in Bellevue, Washington and servicing areas in Seattle, Washington