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Pain Management

Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. There are many treatment options, such as therapies, mind-body techniques, medications, etc. Pain is often seen as an unpleasant sensation and possibly an emotional experience that is linked to tissue damage. However, pain is not always the enemy. Pain has a purpose and is part of the body’s defense mechanism. The purpose is to alert the body, in which the body is able to react and prevent further damages or injuries.


We offer pain management for:

  • Neck Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Elbow/ Wrist Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Ankle/ Foot Pain  


Here are three non-invasive basic treatments that physical therapy offers, but is not limited to (read more on our services page):

  1. Therapeutic Massage-This form of treatment may relieve pain by incorporating several mechanisms. Therapeutic massages may relief the pain from muscles, tendons, and joints. Additionally, it can relieve stress and anxiety. Therapeutic massage has been shown to help improve joint flexibility and stimulate the release of endorphins. 

  2. Exercise- Many benefits come from physical activity. Exercise is a common way to reduce pain. Depending on the cause of pain and the severity, it may help by decreasing inflammation, increasing mobility, and decrease overall pain. A combination of exercises, such as cardio, stretching, and strength can help ease pain. Cardio exercises include walking, swimming, cycling, etc. Stretching exercises can help relieve tension and stiffness, while improving overall mobility. Strength exercises are an important part of an individual’s routine that is not often implemented. Building strength can help stabilize joints and prevent future injuries. Adequate strength can subsequently lead to better posture and balance.  

  3. Cold and Heat- There are many methods of cold and heat that can help relieve pain for certain kinds of injuries. Heat treatments, such as heating pads or warm baths can help with tired muscles and stiff joints. Heat enhances circulation, which helps with delivering nutrients to joints and muscles. Cold treatments are great for acute pain, as it restricts blood vessels to help slow down circulation and reduce swelling. Additionally, it can help numb nerve endings to dull pain. If home treatments do not do the trick, asking a physical therapist for their versions of cold and heat treatments, which can help penetrate deeper into the muscle and tissue. 

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