Arthritis Specialist

James Robles, MD, FIPP -  - Anti-Aging Medicine

New Pain Solutions

James Robles, MD, FIPP

Anti-Aging Medicine & Interventional Pain Specialist located in Weslaco, TX

About 54 million American adults suffer from arthritis, making it the leading cause of disability in the United States. Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist James Robles, MD, offers advanced treatments for arthritis at New Pain Solutions in Weslaco, Texas. If arthritis pain is interfering with your ability to enjoy everyday life, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

There are over 100 types of arthritis, all of which involve inflammation in one or more of your joints. Two of the most common types are:

Osteoarthritis

This is the most common form of the disease. Osteoarthritis involves wear-and-tear damage to the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that cushions a joint. Over time, this tissue may break down and result in bone grinding against bone.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a medical condition that causes your body to attack the lining of your joint capsule, called the synovium. This causes the synovial membrane to become swollen and inflamed.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms vary depending on the type and severity of your condition. The most common symptom of arthritis is pain in the affected joint. Other signs and symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Swelling and redness
  • Stiffness in the joint
  • Restricted mobility

No matter what type of arthritis you have, Dr. Robles works with you to develop a customized treatment plan to best relieve your pain and restore normal function to the joint.

Who gets arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is most common in older adults, but various forms of arthritis affect men, women, and children of all ages. You may be at greater risk of developing arthritis if you carry excess weight due to obesity or have a previous joint injury.

How do you treat arthritis pain?

First, Dr. Robles performs a thorough physical exam and asks you to describe your arthritis pain. He carefully evaluates the type and severity of your arthritis pain as well as your unique lifestyle and expectations for treatment.

Then, he creates a personalized pain management plan tailored to your needs. Depending on your condition, he may recommend one or more of the following treatments for arthritis pain:

  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Fluoroscopy-guided spine injections

Dr. Robles specializes in minimally invasive techniques for interventional pain management. Whether you suffer from joint pain due to arthritis or have post-operative pain from a joint replacement or other surgical procedure, he works with you to effectively relieve pain.

To find relief from all types of arthritis pain, call New Pain Solutions or book an appointment online today.