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Pain Management Specialist

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Greenbelt, MD & Olney, MD

Pain management involves more than taking medication. Effective pain management includes physical therapy because exercise and rehabilitation are essential for healing and restoring your health. The team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center offers exceptional treatment that has helped many patients overcome their pain and return to an active life. If you suffer from pain, don’t wait to get help. You don’t need a referral, and you can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call the office in Greenbelt, Olney, Bowie, Riverdale, Glen Burnie, Laurel, Maryland, or book an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

When do I need pain management?

Many people believe they need to push through their pain, but that only works when you’re trying to build muscle. When your pain signals an underlying injury or health problem, pushing through your pain only makes the injury worse and leads to bigger problems.  

Whether you suffer an injury or have chronic (ongoing) pain, pain management helps. If your pain doesn’t improve in a few days or gets worse, it’s time to visit Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center for pain management. 

What conditions benefit from pain management?

The team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center treats the full range of conditions that cause back, neck, arm, leg, hip, and foot pain, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

The team also specializes in helping people with chronic pain and providing customized physical therapy and rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery and sports injuries. 

How does physical therapy support pain management?

The team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center understands that no one wants to exercise when they’re in pain. Yet moving your body forms the foundation for long-lasting pain relief. Additionally, lack of exercise only leads to weak muscles and worse pain.

Physical therapy eases your pain by boosting blood flow, reducing inflammation, rebuilding your strength, and restoring movement and flexibility. 

The treatment you receive during physical therapy can loosen tight muscles and scar tissue, take pressure off pinched nerves, and improve balance within your musculoskeletal system.

What treatments might I receive during pain management?

After completing a physical evaluation, your therapist creates an individualized treatment plan based on the cause of your pain and its impact on your body.

As they develop your care plan, they draw from many physical therapy modalities. A few examples include:

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Moist heat and ice
  • Myofascial release
  • Pressure point release
  • Dry needling
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Passive range of motion
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual traction
  • Manual stretching
  • ALINE® insoles (shoe inserts)
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

Throughout your care, your therapist talks with you about the underlying problem and teaches exercises you can do at home to maintain the results achieved during your physical therapy sessions.

Pain management at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center can help patients get relief from their pain. To schedule an appointment, call or book an appointment online today.