Orthopedic pain is personal – so is our care
We take an all-inclusive approach to caring for your bones, muscles and joints at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. That means we begin with a thorough assessment of your condition. Then we surround you with a team that includes physical therapists, medical imaging technicians, surgeons and pain management experts who work together for you.
We offer both surgical and non-surgical options as well as complete rehabilitation services to help improve function, manage pain and regain independence.
We offer a full range of treatment options for every age and need, including:
- Arthritic diagnosis and treatment
- Diagnostic tools, including in-house X-ray and MRI scans
- Fracture and trauma treatment
- General orthopedic care
- Joint replacement
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Sports medicine and treatment of related injuries
From diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitation and follow-up care, our team provides the precise, integrated care you need for a speedy recovery.
Managing orthopedic pain
We know you want relief from your joint discomfort. That's why we use leading-edge, proven therapies, procedures and surgical techniques to assess your specific needs, concerns and goals. Then we develop a comprehensive plan to get you back to living life your way.
We use the most advanced diagnostic procedures to help clearly define your condition.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- CT scans
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Bone scans
About your pain
Pain is your body’s way of telling your brain that something may be wrong or that a body part could be in danger. Pain, along with heat, cold, feelings of pressure, and sensations of touch are picked up by receptor nerves located all over your body and sent to the brain through special high-speed nerve fibers. Pain signals can come from any part of the body including skin, joints, ligaments, bones, muscles, nerves and organs. These signals are processed first in the spinal cord, then in the brain where associations are made such as anxiety, memory and emotions that make pain incredibly personal. That means no two people experience pain the exact same way.
Pain medicine blocks these transmissions or reduces their impact on the brain. Mild pain, such as headaches, can be managed easily and don’t require medical care. When pain is severe, ongoing, and/or worsening, medical attention is generally recommended.
Pain, as it relates to joints, can be the result of trauma and injury, overuse and repetition, as well as disease or age-related degeneration like arthritis. And as we all know, joint pain becomes more and more common as we age and years of physical stress wear on our shoulders, hips, knees, hands, wrists, elbows, feet and ankles.
Oftentimes, the cartilage (cushion) between bones wears away, leaving bone-on-bone friction. Joint pain can be sharp, throbbing, aching, burning, tingling and can result in cramping, tightness, swelling and when trauma is involved, skin discoloration and bruising. It’s a good idea to pay attention to your pain prior to a doctor visit so you can convey your observations accurately and thoughtfully. You will also be asked to rate your pain from one to ten, with ten being the most severe.
We can help
For more information about how we can treat your orthopedic pain, call (574) 534-2548.