Joint Pain services offered in Hamilton NJ

Joint pain can feel crippling and make everyday tasks seem nearly impossible. At Interventional Pain Management Associates in Hamilton, New Jersey, double-board-certified pain management specialist Maher Ibrahim, MD, and his expert team find the root cause of joint pain and treat it to provide relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Your joints connect two bones; they consist of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Joint pain could be mild and not bother you, or severe and debilitating. However, relief is within reach with specialists at Interventional Pain Management Associates.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

If you have joint pain, you may experience:

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull aching
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Limited mobility 

Joint pain could affect your shoulders, neck, back, hips, knees, or other joints, preventing you from comfortably completing everyday tasks.

What are common risk factors for joint pain?

Common causes and risk factors for joint pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Other diseases
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Older age
  • Obesity
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Wear-and-tear
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • ACL or MCL injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Dislocation 
  • Inflammation 

Sometimes joint pain goes away on its own over time, but in other cases, medical intervention is the best way to achieve long-lasting relief. 

How does my provider diagnose the cause of joint pain?

To find the root cause of joint pain and reduce discomfort, experts at Interventional Pain Management Associates review your symptoms, discuss your medical history, check your vital signs, and complete a physical exam. They pay close attention to stiff or painful joints.

Your specialist might recommend you complete blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis and develop the most effective treatment plan.

What are common treatments for joint pain?

Interventional Pain Management Associates providers personalize joint-pain treatments to give you the best outcome. They might recommend:

Home remedies

To alleviate joint discomfort at home, try resting, using ice or heat packs, or wearing a brace.


Taking medicines can reduce pain and inflammation in your joints, eliminate the underlying cause of joint pain, or delay disease progression of arthritis and other painful joint problems. 


Injections into joints can diminish pain and inflammation or stimulate your body’s ability to regenerate cells and heal. Interventional Pain Management Associates offers cortisone injections, hyaluronic injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and other highly effective options. 


Sometimes, joint surgery is the best treatment if you have severe joint deterioration or if other options don’t relieve your discomfort. Your Interventional Pain Management Associates provider can repair, remove, or replace parts of joints to provide long-lasting comfort.

Don’t live with joint pain when you don’t have to. Call the Interventional Pain Management Associates office to schedule an appointment or book an evaluation online today.