Managing your musculoskeletal pain.
Muscle and ligament, and other soft-tissue pain, or musculoskeletal pain, is a leading cause of chronic disability in the United States, particularly with baby boomers. It can be caused by injury or inflammation due to sports, work or common everyday activities, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and nerve irritation or inflammation.
Rehabilitation Physicians’ board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine specialists offer effective nonsurgical solutions for muscle, ligament and joint problems. They are specially trained to make the correct diagnosis where possible. They then use conservative treatments to reduce discomfort, improve and restore function to the affected parts of your body and bring about improvements in your overall quality of life.
Real relief that lasts.
After a thorough physical exam and appropriate testing, your physiatrist will create a customized program, based on your diagnosis, designed to decrease your pain and promote your body’s own natural healing abilities. They will also teach you how to keep the problem from coming back and how to avoid reinjury.
One effective way to treat soft-tissue pain is with injection therapy. This involves the injection of special medication in or around the painful sites to decrease pain and inflammation and promote healing. In some cases, using more than one treatment modality greatly improves success. Your treatment may include:
- Physical therapy
- Osteopathic manual medicine
- Medication management
Arthritis is joint inflammation.
Arthritis means joint inflammation. There are many types of arthritis that can affect joints and joint mobility in any part of the body. Arthritis is characterized by joint pain, swelling, stiffness and redness.
Arthritis is not a single disease and it has many causes. There are over 100 types of arthritis, rheumatic diseases and related conditions. Arthritis cases are expected to rise 50% in the United States over the next 25 years.
Today, 70 million Americans are plagued by arthritis, with more than 20 million of those affected by osteoarthritis, which is by far the most prevalent form of the disease. After accurate diagnosis, properly performed therapy and exercise, medication and joint injections may all be of benefit. When surgery is needed, let Rehabilitation Physicians help you choose the right surgeon for your arthritic problem.
For complete details on Rehabilitation Physicians’ unique approach to treating musculoskeletal pain or to schedule an appointment, call us at 248-893-3200. We have 3 convenient locations in Novi, and Livonia, Michigan.