Treating joint pain in southwest Virginia

LewisGale Regional Health System offers comprehensive joint care services. Your joints make easy, pain-free movement possible, but when they become diseased or injured, they can cause serious pain. Our orthopedic specialists in our health system offer expert treatment for all types of joint conditions.

Find locations for this service on our Orthopedic care page


The Joint Commission has certified the total hip and knee replacement programs at LewisGale Medical Center and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, and the total knee replacement program at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski for meeting performance standards for high-quality healthcare.

We are also designated as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement by Anthem® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® for excellent surgical outcomes.

Call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362 to learn more about joint care at LewisGale Regional Health System.

Rheumatology services

The rheumatologists at LewisGale Regional Health System offer advanced solutions and therapies for treating arthritis and other debilitating rheumatic diseases. For most people, arthritis means pain, stiffness and swelling. The term arthritis translates to "inflammation of the joint," but it’s used to refer to multiple rheumatic diseases–disorders affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments or joints.


Arthritis occurs in various forms, including bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It may result from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances or other causes.

The experienced rheumatology specialists at LewisGale Regional Health System work with you to evaluate your condition and develop a customized treatment plan using the most advanced approaches to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life.

Depending on your diagnosis, treatment options for arthritis and rheumatic diseases may include:

  • Rest and relaxation
  • Exercise
  • Dietary changes
  • Weight reduction
  • Water therapy
  • Mobilization therapy
  • Heat and cold therapies
  • Pain relievers and other medications
  • Joint care instruction
  • Information about special devices that help open jars, close zippers, hold pencils and assist in other everyday tasks
  • Splints or braces
  • Surgery to restore function or relieve pain

Joint replacement surgery

Often, joint pain can become severe enough to warrant joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery offers advanced solutions to joint pain, either through total or partial replacement of a joint. By removing the diseased or damaged joint and replacing it with prostheses (artificial bones), patients can regain pain-free movement.

We offer joint surgery candidates a joint replacement class that shows patients what to expect before, during and after knee replacement surgery.

At LewisGale Regional Health System, we offer the following joint replacement programs:

Following a joint replacement procedure, we offer complete physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help you recover and regain full range of motion.