Orthopedic pain is personal. From the level of discomfort you experience to the ways in which it affects your daily life, your pain is unique to you.
That’s why receiving personalized care from your orthopedic doctors is so crucial.
Why we all experience pain differently
Pain is your body’s way of telling your brain that something may be wrong or that a part of your body could be in danger. The receptor nerves located all over your body pick up on feelings of pain (along with other sensations such as heat, cold and touch) and send a signal to your brain. There, associations like anxiety, memory and emotions make your pain incredibly personal. Because no two people have the same experiences, memories or emotions, no two people experience pain the exact same way.
How orthopedics and sports medicine treats pain
The field of orthopedics and sports medicine is broad and incorporates a variety of needs and conditions, including:
- Acute back and spine pain
- Elbow, hand and shoulder pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Knee and hip pain
- Neck pain
- Work-related injuries
- Sports-related injuries
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Fractures and trauma
- Degenerative joint disease
Acute joint pain
Pain medications can be used to block pain transmissions from the receptor nerves to the brain. While mild pain, such as a headache, can generally be managed with an over-the-counter pain medication, severe, ongoing and/or worsening pain typically requires the attention of a medical professional.
Find relief at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
No matter the type of pain you're experiencing — whether it be joint pain, a fracture, trauma or injury — it can affect your ability to function from day to day and keep you from the things you love to do.
At Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we believe that life is too valuable to live in pain. That's why we offer complete, personalized orthopedic care to get you back to doing what you love most.
For personalized orthopedic care, call (574) 534-2548.
Posted: 8/08/2017 by
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