Is joint pain affecting your mood and daily quality of life? Staying positive can be difficult when it hurts to walk, get dressed, play sports, or even sleep. Whether your joint pain is mildly irritating or severely debilitating, getting the right treatment will help keep you active and independent.
Pain in your joints can have many different causes. Here are some of the most common.
Find out the common signs and symptoms of joint pain.
Learn about the different treatment options for joint pain.
Hip pain symptoms include discomfort in the following areas:
Knee pain symptoms include:
Shoulder pain symptoms include:
The first step to understanding your pain condition and getting the right treatment is scheduling a new patient consultation. Ask your general practitioner for a referral or simply call our office to get scheduled.
The consultation is an opportunity to share your story, understand your pain condition, and discuss possible treatment options with your doctor. You’ll leave with a clearer understanding of what’s causing your pain and how to treat it.
We’ll develop a personalized treatment plan, monitor your progress, and adjust your care as needed so you can get back to living a happy and pain-free life.
“I have been battling chronic pain for a little over three years now due to an auto accident. I was not getting the help I needed from any other pain doctors so I decided to give Dr. Pico a try and let me tell you he has changed my life the short time I have been going. He has helped me tremendously, I am forever thankful for him and his wonderful staff.”
“I had a couple torn disks and herniated disks causing extreme pain. I followed Dr. Pico’s treatment plan diligently, which included physical therapy and daily exercise routine. 12 months later, I was off pain medications and able to resume 80% of my normal activities. What a huge difference!”
Yes, we accept Medicare and most of the Medicare secondary insurance plans. Our schedulers will verify this for you prior to your appointment. We’ve got you covered.
Yes, we accept most AHCCS plans, and our schedulers will verify this for you when you schedule your first visit.
Yes, we are participating providers for these plans.
Most private insurance plans will require us to collect your co-pay at the time of service. We can help you figure this out when you call to schedule your appointment.
We have on-line access to SimonMed, EVDI and Valley Radiology (now Banner Imaging Centers) so you don’t have to bring any images or reports from those facilities. If your imaging was done at other centers it would be helpful to bring any copies you might have at home.
No. We accept most insurances and our payment rates are based upon their determination of reasonable value for the services we perform on your behalf. Because we know that healthcare can be expensive, we try hard to make our patients aware of their out-of-pocket financial responsibility prior to performing the service(s).
During your first visit you will meet with one of our Providers who will perform a comprehensive review of your medical history and perform a physical examination. We will also review any pertinent imaging studies and outside medical records. The Provider will work with you to tailor an individualized treatment plan for your condition and oftentimes order additional testing and therapies.
Most PPO-type insurance plans and Medicare generally do not require referrals. The majority of AHCCS plans do require a referral and our team can help you obtain one from your primary care provider.