Joint Pain Specialist

Joseph Cabaret, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist & Addiction Medicine Specialist located in Camarillo, CA

Painful joints can limit your mobility and negatively impact most activities in your daily life. Joseph A. Cabaret, MD, in Camarillo, California, is an interventional pain specialist who has been treating people with chronic pain for over 26 years. If you’re looking for solutions to your joint pain, call Dr. Cabaret today or schedule an appointment online.

Joint Pain Q & A

Why do joints hurt?

To understand why joints hurt, looking at joint anatomy is helpful. Joints are the areas in your body where two bones come together. Connective structures, such as ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles help hold joints together and allow flexibility and movement in our bodies.

When something goes wrong with any of the components of a joint, pain can occur. For instance, some joints have cartilage covering their ends that allow them to move smoothly against each other, but when that cartilage wears away, bones scrape against each other, causing pain. Or a joint may hurt because a ligament tears or a tendon becomes inflamed.

While pain in the knees, hips, and shoulders is common, you can suffer from pain in any joint, from your jaw to the tiny bones in your hands, and the pain can vary in intensity. When joint pain is severe, it can interfere with your movement and daily life.  

What conditions contribute to joint pain?

Joint pain usually occurs when a joint becomes damaged or diseased. That occurs from wear and tear on the joint from active daily living and aging, or it can result from repetitive motions that damage the joint.

Joint damage can occur for other reasons, a few of which include:

  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Strains, sprains, and injury
  • Tendinitis
  • Lupus
  • Certain infectious diseases like influenza

Psychological factors can also play a role in joint pain. Anxiety, depression, and negative emotions can lead to joint pain or make it worse.

How is joint pain treated?

Dr. Cabaret is a triple board-certified physician who is an expert at managing pain. A few of his many treatments that address joint pain include:

  • Stem cell therapy: to repair damaged, diseased, or dysfunctional tissues by injecting your body’s stem cells into injured areas
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: to encourage healing in painful areas by  injecting concentrated amounts of platelets into the pain site
  • Injections (with or without steroids): to reduce inflammation, remove fluid, or lubricate the joint
  • Medications: to manage the pain using anti-inflammatory, antidepressants, membrane stabilizers, or topical treatments

Dr. Cabaret utilizes a comprehensive, or whole-person, approach to pain management. By looking beyond the physical cause of your pain and taking into considerations the impact social, spiritual, psychological, and other factors that come into play with pain, he also includes holistic treatments to provide relief.

A few of these may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition and fitness counseling
  • Biofeedback
  • Massage
  • Meditation

To learn more about how Dr. Cabaret can help manage your joint pain, call or schedule your appointment online today.