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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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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: A Treatment Option For Frozen Shoulder

Pain Management OKC: Joint Injections For Shoulder Pain

The summertime has a way of bringing out the sporty side for many active people, but that also means there is an increased risk increase of frozen shoulder injuries. Our pain management OKC physicians have seen this seemingly small problem turn into a long-term painful problem for patients. This frequent injury sometimes begins when the rotator cuff is damaged and the patient no longer has the ability to move their arm above their shoulder or it is “frozen” into place.

Did you know that shoulder problems could also lead into other spinal issues? If you lean one way for an extended period of time to favor the uninjured arm, it’s very likely you’ll create some neck or upper back tension. To prevent chronic pain and possible damage to other parts of your spine, it’s best to seek treatment sooner rather than later.

Our pain management OKC team knows that flare ups with frozen shoulders can become extremely painful and we’d like to help you get some relief. If you’ve tried pain relief medications to no avail, we can offer a pain relief treatment that goes directly to the source with joint injections. Our pain management OKC specialists can administer a steroid or other medication into the shoulder joint which is meant to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the tissue in the joint space.

By allowing the inflammation to be reduced, this may in turn, remove the pressure causing the pain. Total relief; however, doesn’t come for, usually, a few days after the injection. Many patients report to restoration of normal motion in the shoulder once the sore joint from the injection heals.

It’s important not to let your frozen shoulder injury linger longer than necessary so that you can avoid long-term problems. Of course, having both arms functioning properly also makes it easier to get back into those fun summer sports.

If you need help with your frozen shoulder, please feel free to call our office to book an appointment as soon as possible. Our pain management OKC specialists can be reached by calling us at 405-751-0011.

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Pain Management OKC: Joint Injections For Pain Caused By TMJ

Pain Management OKC: Providing Relief From TMJ

The temporomandibular joint, also known simply as TMJ, connects your jawbone to your skull like a sliding hinge. Sometimes, the cause of pain from TMJ can be due to other problems like arthritis. The pain many patients feel is in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control the jaw movement. It’s common for people experience pain from TMJ to think they need assistance from a surgeon, an oral surgeon, or a dentist, but truthfully our pain management OKC specialists can often help with this problem!

Sometimes, it can be difficult for patients to determine if the pain they’re feeling really is a problem with TMJ before they decide to come visit our pain management OKC office. To help you decide if you might be experiences some symptoms of TMJ, here’s a common checklist of problems associated with this disorder:

  • Facial pain when opening the mouth
  • Jaw makes a popping noise when mouth is stretched open
  • Pain while chewing food
  • Joint locks, making it difficult to open or close mouth
  • An aching pain in or around the ear
  • Feeling as if jaw hinges incorrectly at times
  • Pain in the upper neck

If any of the above symptoms sound like what you’re experiencing then there is a chance you have a TMJ disorder. If your TMJ is caused by arthritis (as we mentioned earlier), then you may benefit from a steroid injection into the jaw joint which can be administered by one of our pain management OKC specialists.

Joint injections are often able to aid in reducing pain and swelling in a joint or the surrounding soft tissue. In fact, most patients report to our pain management OKC specialists that they feel less pain within the first 24 hours to one week. You may find that your pain improves for a period of a few weeks to several months, and in some cases the injection resolves the pain completely.

We love being able to offer pain management solutions without the use of prescription drugs or invasive surgery. If you would like to visit with any of our pain management OKC specialists, you can make an appointment by calling at 405-751-0011 or clicking here.

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Pain Management OKC: Reducing Hip Joint Inflammation

Pain Management OKC: Joint Injections For Hip Pain

The hip joint is the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint that fits together in a way that is supposed to allow for fluid movement. Whenever you use your hip, whether that be for a brisk walk, a jog, or a run, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction. Unfortunately, the hip isn’t indestructible. If this joint experiences arthritis, injury, or mechanical stress, a person is likely to feel pain in the hip, buttock, leg, or low back. Our pain management OKC team has a possible solution for these types of pain.

Joint injections are usually a safe and feasible treatment for hip joint pain. If the first injection does not relieve your symptoms in two to three weeks, our pain management OKC doctor may recommend that you have one more injection. If you respond to the injections and still have residual pain, our pain management OKC doctor may recommend that you have more injections on an as needed basis, depending on the underlying condition of the joint.

The medication is usually a form of steroid meant to reduce inflammation and swelling of tissue in the joint space. It only takes a few minutes to administer the injection, but it takes a few days for the soreness to completely subside. Most patients will feel pain relief starting on the 3rd to 5th day after the injection.

Not all patients are perfect candidates for joint injections. It is sometimes difficult to predict if the injection will indeed help you or not. The patients who have recent onset of pain or milder pain may respond much better than the ones with a longstanding pain or severe pain.

Our pain management OKC doctor is dedicated to provide patients with the highest standard of care. If you’re having problems with the pain caused by your hip joint, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 405-751-0011. We’ll set you up with an appointment and make certain whether joint injections are the best option for you.

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Pain Management OKC: Carpal Tunnel Treatment With Joint Injections

Pain Management OKC: Better Than Wearing A Brace

The carpal tunnel is located at the base of the palm and is bounded on three sides by carpal bones and anteriorly by the transverse carpal ligament. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by pressure being placed on the median nerve in the wrist. Many patients try to correct CTS by wearing a brace on the wrist, but this is often not enough to help with the pain. Our pain management OKC doctor has a better solution!

The pressure on the nerve in the wrist can be caused by the following:

  • Illnesses such as hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Utilizing the same hand or wrist movements repeatedly.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand. Some people may even have pain in their arm between their hand and their elbow. When over-the-counter painkillers and wrist braces aren’t cutting it, consider joint injections provided by your pain management OKC doctor.

Joint injections are a safe treatment for carpal tunnel. The medication is usually a form of steroid meant to reduce inflammation and swelling of tissue in the joint space. It only takes a few minutes to administer the injection, but it takes a few days for the soreness to completely subside. Most patients will feel pain relief starting on the 3rd to 5th day after the injection.

You should know that Interventional Pain Management is our specialty and the goal is to provide patients with the highest standard of care. If you’re having problems with the pain caused by your CTS, don’t hesitate to get in touch by clicking here.

In case you should have more questions for our pain management OKC team about joint injections for carpal tunnel, please feel free to click here and read through our list of “questions and answers”.