Bone & Joint Pain
Americans spend multiple billions of dollars every year combating joint and bone pain. As more and more Baby Boomers enter retirement age, chronic health conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis and more become ever more prevalent. Additionally, bone and joint pain can result from sprains, strains, fractures or breaks. In such cases, the soft tissue that surrounds those bones and joints becomes inflamed, swollen and painful as well. The end result -- decreased capacity for physical activity -- can often compromise your lifestyle. If you suffer from bone and joint pain, let me explain the causes and treatment options available to you. You don't have to live with pain every day. Contact Dr. Ghosh and schedule a consultation. With his expertise, you'll be able to develop a customized treatment plan and begin living pain-free.
Pain & Numbness
Atypical sensations in the hands, feet and other parts of the body can occur if their nerves are pinched, irritated, compressed, squeezed or otherwise aggravated. Our bodies have certain trigger points, when these are irritated they can produce tingling, numbness, burning and even pain. Now imagine all of them throughout your body sending signals of warning. If you're experiencing pain and numbness and just can't figure out why, then call Dr. Ghosh today. He'll help you understand the source of your discomfort - and how to effectively treat it. The sooner you do, the sooner you'll begin to enjoy your life again.
Myofascial (Muscle) Pain
Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is just health professional lingo for saying that your muscles hurt. It refers generally to the inflammation (and pain associated) of the body's soft tissues. Ordinarily, muscle pain is a chronic health condition caused by excessive strain or injury to muscle tissue, ligaments and/or tendons. You can also develop myofascial pain from more common causes including:
- General fatigue;
- Preexisting medical conditions including stomach problems, heart disease and more;
- Sustaining injury to intervertebral disc(s);
- Repeating the same motions over and over;
- Insufficient physical activity;
MPS can affect a single muscle or an entire muscular group. And in some cases, a single affected muscle can signal other muscles in the area to "feel its pain". This sympathetic situation is called "referred pain". If you suffer from chronic muscular pain, contact Dr. Ghosh now and discuss your treatment options. You'll feel so much better when that soreness, stiffness and discomfort is gone from your life!
The differences between chronic and acute pain is based primarily on the amount of time elapsed since its onset. There are various schools of thought about when acute pain becomes chronic, ranging anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Whatever the case, pain is pain, and chronic pain is pain that doesn't go away - day after day, week after week, and in some cases, year after year, the pain subsists. The causes of chronic pain are complex and successful treatment depends on accurate diagnosis. If you suffer from persistent pain, contact Dr. Ghosh to schedule a consultation.