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Our board-certified joint replacement doctors at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint consistently deliver exceptional joint care to the residents of Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities.
Severe and continuous joint pain can be debilitating if left untreated, and it can have a significant impact on the quality of your life. The onset of an age-related condition like arthritis or the lingering symptoms from an old injury may be the reason for your joint pain, which could lead to joint replacement surgery or arthroplasty.
An orthopedic surgeon has the education, training, and experience to assess and diagnose your ailment, and some have advanced education through a fellowship in joint replacement. Treatments for joint pain can vary greatly and are largely dependent on which joint, the hip, knee, or shoulder, is giving you trouble. At Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, our joint replacement doctors and surgeons are medical experts who are dedicated to helping our patients with hip, knee, or shoulder pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple joint conditions or injuries.
The symptoms of an injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a joint replacement specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your ailment and find the best treatment for you.
- Difficulty walking
- Existing artificial joint feels loose or makes clicking sounds
- Joint feels unstable or gives way when used
- Pain, even when joint is not in use
- Soreness that is always present
- Swollen joint or joints
- Weakness or feeling of clumsiness
These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated by our joint replacement experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – Livingston, Arden/Fletcher, or Hendersonville. Treatments for joints and related injuries and conditions may be conservative or require surgery.
- Artificial joint clicks or grinds
- Artificial joint failure
- Artificial joint has reached the end of its lifespan
- Cartilage degeneration
- Joint instability
Excellence & Exceptional Joint Care in Asheville
At Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your joint pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating joint conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.
Dr. Werner Brooks, Dr. Tally Eddings, Dr. Jay Jansen, Dr. James Karegeannes, Dr. Jason Lang, Dr. Edward Lilly, and Dr. Paul Saenger are our joint replacement specialists who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in joint reconstruction procedures, like hip replacements and knee replacements. Our doctors intimately understand how to treat your joint issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best options to you, from your first appointment through recovery. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with our hip, knee, and shoulder patients every step along their journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options.
If you feel the time is right for you to meet with our doctors and surgeons to discuss your issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, and Hendersonville.
For more information on joint injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.