By definition – Tennis Elbow occurs due to chronic inflammation of the tendons of the elbow caused by overuse of the muscles of the forearm. Other names for the condition include lateral epicondylitis, extensor tendonitis, and extensor tendonosis. Tennis Elbow is the common name, however, inflammation of the tendons of the elbow can occur with or without engaging in a strenuous (or even an easy) game of tennis. While many athletes such as Venus Williams sustain elbow pain and have reportedly taken time off from the sport to heal from their injuries, the good news is there are treatments available that are effective and much safer than combatting the pain with prescription medications. At Acute Pain Therapies we offer Platelet Rich Plasma, known as PRP to treat Tennis Elbow and similar problems that fall into that pain category.
Shingles: What is it? Who gets it?
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster occurs in adults and individuals with a lower immune system when the dormant chickenpox virus becomes reactivated in one’s nerve tissues. Shingles is a painful skin rash that can last for months. The virus travels down nerve fibers to cause a painful skin rash. When the rash goes away, the pain usually goes with it. But for some, 12% to 15% the pain remains, a condition known as postherpetic neuralgia.
What is it?
Buprenorphine is medication that acts on the same receptors as morphine but in a different way. It is used to help people get off of morphine related drugs, and can also be helpful in treating pain. However, it is used less frequently than other opioid pain killers because it requires special training and circumstances to give it.
These are some of the common opioids and their generic names.
At Acute Pain Therapies, Dr. Zachary Fisk and our team specialize in an array of leading-edge treatment methods for acute postoperative pain and pain from injuries that reduce or eliminate the need of traditional pain medications with addictive properties. These minimally invasive pain treatment options allow patients to recover faster and more comfortably than with other treatments. [Read more…]