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Pain Management OKC: Decreasing Pain From Bursitis

Pain Management OKC Helping With Inflammation

Have you been diagnosed with bursitis? As with many conditions, the most common sign that something is wrong is pain. More specifically, bursitis happens when the bursa is damaged. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid located between tissues such as bones, muscles, tendons, and skin. Luckily, steroid injections have been known to help some of our pain management OKC patients find relief from the inflammation.

Things like poor posture, misaligned joints, tight muscles, abnormal foot biomechanics, the age of tendons, and irritated nerves all play their role in the bursitis condition. In most cases, the damage caused to the bursa is usually due to overuse or sudden impact. Some examples of activities that cause bursitis include, but are not limited to:

  • Gardening
  • Carpentry
  • Shoveling
  • Painting
  • Scrubbing
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Throwing
  • Pitching

Most pain management OKC patients report to feeling irritation located in areas like elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, and the achilles tendon. None of these problems are completely untreatable and our pain management OKC specialist can offer injection therapy that is often very effective for this condition.

Our pain management OKC specialist is able to focus on very specific areas via various types of injections in order to target the source of your pain and relieve it. By using strategic methods our pain management OKC specialist can inject specific joints to improve your range and quality of motion in the affected area. Many patients have shared that they felt relief, a decrease in inflammation, and faster recovery after just one visit! Of course, not every patient is lucky enough to see results after just one treatment, but we hope to make everyone feel better than before they walked in the door.

If you have a habit of doing the same action repeatedly on a regular basis and you feel pain in any of the above mentioned areas, it’s possible that you could have bursitis. If you’d like to know more about getting treatment for this pain, feel free to contact our pain management OKC team at 405-751-0011.

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Pain Management OKC: Symptoms And Treatment Of Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Pain Management OKC: Providing Relief With Sacroiliac Injections

Did you know that it may become difficult for many patients experiencing sacroiliac joint pain to walk and do other activities due to having limited range of motion in the back? Ongoing pain such as this can make it a struggle for patients to focus on daily life tasks and that’s when our pain management OKC specialists would love to help the most.

Your ongoing sacroiliac joint pain could be occurring as the result of any one of the following problems:

  • a fall
  • work injury
  • car accident
  • pregnancy
  • childbirth
  • hip surgery
  • spinal surgery

No matter which life circumstance caused you to feel immense, chronic pain it can be common for the symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain to be staggered among many areas. Pinpointing just one designated area of pain may be impossible, at first. Many pain management OKC patients report the usual locations of pain in the buttocks, lower back, hips, upper thighs, and sacrum pain that can often be felt in the groin and pelvis.

In these situations, nonsurgical procedures are generally sought after as the primary source of pain relief. More specifically, our pain management OKC specialists often utilize sacroiliac injections to help patients find relief from sacroiliac joint pain. The injections are made up of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication which is meant to reduce inflammation and swelling of tissue in and around the joint space. Your pain may return and you may have soreness at the injection site for a day or two, but this is only due to the mechanical process of needle insertion as well as initial irritation from the steroid itself. Most pain management OKC patients begin to notice pain relief around the fifth day or sooner.

Imagine being able to complete transitional movements like shifting weight back and forth from one leg to the other or climbing a set of stairs without feeling that sacroiliac joint pain!

If you have ongoing pain near your sacrum and you would like to make an appointment with our pain management OKC specialists, please feel free to give us a call at 405-751-0011.

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Injections For Ankle Gout By A Professional Pain Management OKC Specialist

Pain Management OKC: Solving Joint Inflammation Problems

There are many new and chronic conditions which could cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the ankles. One common problem is arthritis, but did you know there were also several different types of arthritis? Today, our pain management OKC article is about the problem and treatment of gout in the ankle.

A painfully inflamed joint is no fun to deal with and that is exactly what happens when gout, a form of arthritis, takes over the ankle. The formation of gout usually starts due to excess uric acid that circulates in the bloodstream and accumulates as needle-shaped monosodium urate crystals in areas of the body, including the joints.

For many pain management OKC patients the first symptoms of gout are reported to appear as agonizing pain and swelling in the big toe. The ankles can become part of the equation after consecutive attacks occur. After years of battling this disease, lumps of uric acid (referred to as tophi), may form beneath the skin around the ankles.

When over the counter pain killers just aren’t enough to dull the pain, that’s when many patients begin seeking alternative treatment plans. For some patients, injections administered by our professional pain management OKC specialist have been a suitable treatment option to reduce pain and inflammation. The flare-up rom gout can be diminished for 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on the patient and the severity of the problem, but as nearly all types of arthritis are chronic, it is likely follow-up treatments will be necessary.

If you have new or ongoing pain in your ankles and you would like to see if interventional pain management will work for you, please feel free to make an appointment with our pain management OKC specialist. We can be reached by calling 405-751-0011.

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Pain Management OKC Providing Relief For Golfers With Chronic Pain

Pain Management OKC: Aiming To Help Golfers Improve

For golfers, it is important to maintain mobility, flexibility, and appropriate posture in order to avoid injuries while performing those powerful swings. With that being said, whether you’re summer is filled with casual golf games or you’re working up towards becoming a professional player, our pain management OKC specialist aims to help golfers improve when injuries have them out of the game.

First, think about the many problems that can occur in the body as a result of the repeated motions which are necessary to perfect that backswing. Swinging a golf club certainly requires many joints throughout the body to be put to use including those in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, spine, hips, feet and ankles. One improper move can result in a world of pain. Furthermore, it’s not uncommon for golfers to develop back problems from continuously twisting in the middle back, especially if they don’t adopt the proper posture.

How can our pain management OKC specialist help?

Here are a few examples of how our pain management OKC specialist can keep golfers in the game:

  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks address common chronic low back pains that many golfers experience.
  • Epidural injections help reduce inflammation and swelling of spinal nerves and other surrounding tissues inside the spinal canal.
  • Joint injections relieve pressure build up in the joints, preventing them from remaining stiff and causing injury.

These are just a few examples. Your situation may call for a unique approach, but one thing is certain and that is that taking care of important body parts which are often injured such as the spine and joints can help golfers maintain their posture, mobility, and flexibility.

Remember, your golf game can only be as good as the effort you’re able to put into it and you can only put into the game as much as your body allows. That means it’s highly important for you to take great care of your body and our pain management OKC specialist would like to help.

If you’d like to make an appointment to see our pain management OKC specialist to prevent or correct any golf related injuries, please feel free to give Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers a call at 405-751-0011.