Joint Pain

Airport Primary Care

Shashikant Daya, MD

Primary Care located in Atlanta, GA

Joint pain is common, especially if you have arthritis or an injury, and can be debilitating if it’s left untreated. At Airport Primary Care in Atlanta, Georgia, Shashikant Daya, MD, and his experienced team diagnose your condition and offer advanced treatments to improve your mobility and relieve chronic joint pain. Schedule an appointment with Airport Primary Care over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joint pain is a feeling of discomfort in your joints, or areas of your body where two bones meet. Joint pain can occur in your knee, shoulder, spine, hip, wrist, finger, ankle, or toe joints. Discomfort is often caused by:

  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Wear-and-tear associated with aging
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Acute and chronic muscle pain

Dr. Daya and his team determine what’s causing your joint pain to develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.

What are the symptoms of joint pain?

The following signs and symptoms are common with joint pain:

  • Knee, hip, elbow, wrist, or other joint discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Joint redness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Limited mobility
  • Popping or crunching sounds

Joint pain can come and go and be mild or severe. Dr. Daya and his team offer the most advanced treatments to relieve joint pain without surgery or downtime.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

To determine the cause of joint discomfort, Dr. Daya and his team review your symptoms and medical history and complete a physical exam. They might use blood or imaging tests, such as CT scans, X-rays, or MRIs, to diagnose your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that suits your preferences.

How is joint pain treated?

Dr. Daya and his team provide numerous joint pain treatments, including:

Lifestyle changes

Sometimes making lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, dietary changes, ice and heat treatment, or resting your joints, can help reduce joint inflammation and discomfort without further treatment.


Taking certain medications can reduce inflammation, ease pain, and prevent joint degeneration associated with arthritis or injuries.

Osteopathic manipulation therapy

Osteopathic manipulation therapy involves hands-on techniques Dr. Daya uses to move your joints and muscles. He and his team apply gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance to affected areas to relieve muscle and joint pain, improve mobility, and promote healing naturally.

Joint injections

Steroid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and other joint injections help accelerate joint healing and relieve inflammation and pain. Dr. Daya numbs the area prior to the injections so you don’t feel any discomfort.

Don’t let joint pain reduce your quality of life or prevent you from staying active. Schedule an appointment with Airport Primary Care over the phone or online to learn more about joint pain treatment options.