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Have achy joints? We can help.

Joint pain

Sitting, sleeping, walking, standing — there’s no question that joint pain disrupts your life. But with Geisinger on your side, you can discover the cause of your discomfort and find relief.  

Our approach at Geisinger 

Joint pain is a common and persistent problem that can interfere with daily activities. Reclaim your life with the help of our experienced orthopaedics team, bringing leading-edge joint pain treatments — like Mako® robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery — to locations throughout Pennsylvania. 

Whether your pain is the result of an injury, overuse or a chronic condition, we’ll assemble a care team dedicated to easing your symptoms and restoring your range of motion.

As a Blue Distinction® Center for knee and hip replacement, Geisinger Medical Center has a proven history of delivering exceptional care and results as per Capital BlueCross.

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions, including:

  • Overuse: Repetitive stress from prolonged overuse or misuse (like while playing sports or working) can cause painful joints.
  • Arthritis: When the cartilage in your joints becomes damaged or deteriorates, your bones can rub against each other and cause pain. 
  • Excess weight: Being overweight or obese puts strain on your joints and can increase your risk of developing arthritis.
  • Tendon or ligament tear: Although they have different functions, ligaments and tendons are both made of connective tissue and can be stretched too far or torn. When this happens, the associated joint can become inflamed and painful. 
  • Other injuries: A previous sports injury or injuries from an accident or trauma can cause chronic joint pain. 

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Joint pain treatments

Because our joint pain doctors see a variety of different conditions, they can come up with a treatment plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

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Hip pain

Injections or robotic-assisted surgery can help relieve pain in one or both hips.

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Knee pain

We offer nonsurgical options as well as partial or total knee replacements to treat knee injuries and conditions.  

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Foot and ankle pain 

Medication, orthotics, physical therapy or surgery can get you back on your feet.

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Hand and wrist pain

We treat a variety of hand and wrist conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and ganglion cysts.

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Shoulder and elbow pain 

Overuse, injuries or chronic conditions could be the source of your shoulder or elbow pain.


Why choose Geisinger joint pain care?  

Our orthopaedic specialists and surgeons offer: 

Experienced joint pain care
When an orthopaedic team treats thousands of patients and performs hundreds of surgeries every year, you know you’re in good hands. And everything we do at Geisinger is backed by nationally renowned expertise and innovation.

Better, faster healing
Our ProvenCare® program can assist your healing by identifying and consistently providing treatment. With ProvenCare, you’ll spend less time in the hospital and recover faster.  

Leading specialty care
Turn to Geisinger for specialty orthopaedic care. No matter the cause of your joint pain, the right specialists with the right specialized skills are here to ease it.  

Range of treatments
Depending on your diagnosis, you have options for reducing joint pain — from non-invasive treatments like medications and physical therapy to orthopaedic surgery. Many of our joint replacement surgeries are backed by our ProvenCare program. 

Specialized athletic care
Ready to get back to walking, running, swimming, biking, dancing and playing — pain free? Then you’ll love our focus on sports medicine. Here, we don’t just treat injuries. We help athletes properly rehab to avoid developing joint pain in the future.  

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