ARM, LEG & JOINT PAIN

ARM PAIN

From the shoulder to the hand there are a variety of conditions that can cause dull, sharp and ongoing pain.

If you play tennis, golf or any kind of sport which requires repetitive movement involving your elbow you may be experiencing what is commonly known as “tennis elbow” or “golfers elbow”. The pain can prevent you from living the lifestyle you’d like. The good news is that we can help you get rid of the pain through non-invasive, surgery-free treatments.

What is Leg Pain?

Seek immediate emergency medical care if you have leg pain that originates in the lumbar area and travels down the buttocks, accompanied by loss of bladder or bowel control. This serious condition should be evaluated as soon as possible in an emergency medical setting. Leg pain is any type of pain or discomfort in the leg, from the hip joint to the heels. Leg pain is a fairly common complaint. Your legs are made up of joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels all of which are subject to injury, infection or other conditions that can cause leg pain. Leg pain may last briefly or be constant, and affect your entire leg or only a particular area. Your pain may feel achy, piercing or tingling. Pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling, or burning sensations are called paresthesias. Leg pain may be simply irritating and uncomfortable, or so debilitating that you cannot put weight on your leg or walk. Leg pain can arise from a variety of conditions ranging from accidental trauma to nerve conditions. In the absence of trauma or other symptoms, leg pain is commonly caused by a muscle cramp, also called a “charley horse.” In some cases, leg pain can originate in another part of the body such as the low back. This type of leg pain is called referred leg pain.

It is always a good idea to rule out the low back as the cause of leg pain. The nerves that exit the low back come together and go down the leg. You can treat the leg all you want, but if the cause is coming from the low back then you will not experience permanent relief. The Doctors at Inlet Physical Medicine will do a thorough biomechanical and neurological exam to determine if your low back may be the cause of your leg pain. Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Joint Pain

The most common type of joint pain is arthritis. Not surprising, it is the main cause of disability among people over fifty-five years of age in industrialized countries. Due to contrary belief, this is not a single disease – it is a term that covers over 100 medical conditions.

In order to better understand what is going on when a person suffers from some form of arthritis, let us look at how a joint works.

If you have arthritis something goes wrong with the joint(s). What goes wrong depends on what type of arthritis you have. It could be that the cartilage is wearing away, a lack of fluid, autoimmunity (your body attacking itself), infection, or a combination of many factors.

As mentioned above, there are over 100 types of this condition.  Click here to learn more about arthritis and treatments we provide to help.