Daniel Marin, MD
Physiatrist & Pain Management Physician located in Miami, FL
Joint pain is a common complaint among professionals and executives in Miami, Florida. Dr. Marin of ProForm MD offers a mobile medical service to diagnose and treat joint pain.
Joint Pain Q & A
What Are Common Causes of Joint Pain?
Joint pain is caused by a variety of conditions. Arthritis and similar degenerative diseases are some of the most common causes of joint pain. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage and cushioning in the joint begins to degrade as a result of wear and tear or from injury. The lack of cushioning causes an excessive amount of friction leading to inflammation and chronic pain. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that causes antibodies to attack the healthy lining of joints, can be the cause of joint pain. Pain is also often the result of overuse, strain, and movements like heavy lifting or athletic activity that include repetitive motions.
How Is Joint Pain Treated?
Dr. Marin provides customized treatment plans to address the specific concerns of each individual patient. Treatments including manual therapies and physical training from a skilled healthcare provider such as Dr. Marin can provide relief to joint pain. The process of joint and tissue manipulation is where the physiatrist uses his or her hands to apply pressure and relief on the tissues of the body. When combined with therapeutic exercises, it is an effective treatment to relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. In addition to the manipulation or adjustments, practitioners can use ice and heat therapy, electric stimulation, and ultrasound for deep tissue healing. Dr. Marin understands that the modern executive needs to maintain his or her health to ensure that peak professional performance preserves.
What Happens During an Appointment With Dr. Marin?
When Dr. Marin arrives at the office or home of his patient, he performs a thorough examination to identify the root cause of the achy joints. Some of the tests and exams that may be used include a physical exam, orthopedic tests, neurologic tests, blood work, functional exams, and diagnostic imaging tests such as MRIs, X-rays, and ROM exams. Dr. Marin is able to provide all of these services as part of his mobile services. Once the cause of the joint pain has been identified, Dr. Marin works with the individual patient to create and deliver a customized treatment plan, which will treat and heal the root cause of the pain as well as provide pain relief. Treatment may include arthritis injections, physical therapy, exercises, and more.