Knee, shoulder and hip pain are common complaints that can significantly impact daily activities and overall quality of life.

Understanding Knee, Hip and Shoulder Pain

What is Knee, Hip and Shoulder Pain?

Knee, joint and hip pain are common complaints that can significantly impact daily activities and overall quality of life.

At Napa Pain Institute, we recognize the importance of addressing and managing knee and hip pain effectively to help individuals regain mobility, reduce discomfort, and improve function.

Symptoms of knee, shoulder and hip pain:

Knee, shoulder and hip pain can manifest in various ways, including:
Persistent Aching:

  • Dull or constant pain in the affected joint or surrounding area.
  • Sharp or Shooting Pain: Sudden, intense pain, often associated with movement or weight-bearing activities.
  • Radiating Pain: Pain that travels from the knee or hip joint to other areas of the body.

Causes of Knee, Shoulder and Hip Pain

Several factors can contribute to knee and hip pain, including:

  • Degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in the knee and hip joints.
  • Injuries: Traumatic injuries, such as fractures, ligament tears, or dislocations, can cause acute or chronic pain.
  • Overuse and Wear and Tear: Repetitive movements or prolonged strain on the knee, sholder and hip joints can lead to inflammation and pain.
  • Inflammatory Conditions: Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or bursitis can cause inflammation and pain in the knee, shoulder and hip joints.

Types of Knee, Shoulder and Joint Pain

Knee, joint and hip pain can present in various forms, including:

  • Nociceptive Pain: Resulting from tissue damage or inflammation in the knee or hip joint.
  • Neuropathic Pain: Caused by nerve damage or compression, often resulting in tingling, burning, or shooting pain.
  • Mechanical Pain: Due to abnormal joint mechanics or structural issues, such as misalignment or muscle imbalances.
  • Referred Pain: Pain perceived in the knee or hip joint but originating from other sources, such as the lower back or pelvis.

Your Path to Relief and Recovery

Understanding the complexities of knee and hip pain is the first step toward effective management and treatment. At Napa Pain Institute, our team of specialists is dedicated to partnering with you on your journey to relief and recovery. Through personalized treatment plans, innovative therapies, and compassionate care, we strive to address the underlying causes of knee and hip pain and improve your overall well-being.

We offer many treatments including: 

Medication Management

Facet Joint Injections 

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Joint Injection

Genicular Nerve Ablation

Sympathetic Block

If you are experiencing knee or hip pain, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and explore how we can help you find comfort and support.

Real Stories of Hope & Healing

Our Patients share their journeys

David B.

“She changed the quality of my life so drastically and in such a positive way I can honestly tell people that she and Napa Pain Institute changed my life.”

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“I highly, highly recommend Napa Pain Institute for anyone dealing with chronic or acute pain. They will find you a solution. And they are all wonderful.

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“I would easily give them and their facility the highest rating. They care and you are always treated with respect”.

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Dr. Johansson comes to us as a fellowship-trained and board-certified pain management specialist with nearly a decade of experience. She completed her fellowship training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where she then became the associate program director of the pain medicine fellowship and an assistant professor of military and emergency medicine. She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, was Pre-medicine at San Diego State University, and received her BSN from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Her breadth of experience comes from a full career of serving in the United States Navy where she was the recipient of multiple academic and military service awards including a Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, and numerous other individual, unit, and campaign awards. She has multiple published works and is the founding member of a military Pain Medicine Special Interest Group with the American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

In her free time, Dr. Johansson enjoys traveling, is newly married, loves dogs, and enjoys cooking and baking, as well as other creative pursuits. She has a particular interest in advanced procedural techniques for chronic pain relief and the effects of lifestyle on pain and healing. She looks forward to continuing our mission of providing our patients with the best care, every day.

Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA

CEO & Founder of Neurovations

Dr. Eric Grigsby enjoys a national reputation for excellence in the field of Pain Management. He has a background as a researcher, teacher and clinician and brings over 30 years of clinical experience to the Napa Pain Institute. Dr. Grigsby attended elementary and secondary school in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He formed an interest in Pain Management as a career while working at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

After graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1984, Dr. Grigsby trained in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at the Mayo Medical School until moving to California in 1989. The Dean of the University of California at Davis Medical Center then invited Dr. Grigsby to establish their first Pain Management Center, where he served as Medical Director until 1992. Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established his private Pain Management practice in Napa, California.

Today, he and his staff of over 50 professionals consult with patients throughout Northern California and the western United States.  More recently, Dr Grigsby completed his Masters in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He speaks nationally on topics such as non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, the safe use of medications for the treatment of pain, and the legal and regulatory issues relating to the proper treatment of patients with chronic illness.