Inflammation

Pain from inflammation can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is typically considered healthy, whereas chronic inflammation may be a sign of something more serious.

Orthopedic inflammation can be present in several different forms: in the joint, joint tissue, bursa, or tendons. This inflammation can result in arthritis, tendonitis, pain, and disrupted healing when injuries are sustained.

Inflammation can often be managed with rest and pain management techniques. Our specially trained pain physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster will work with you to understand the source of your pain and design a personalized pain management plan.

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  • Pain and tenderness near or at a joint
  • Pain and symptoms may worsen with activity or at night
  • Repetitive stress or overuse such as with running or bicycling
  • Trauma or injury
  • Structural abnormality such as leg length inequality
  • Systemic disease such as diabetes
  • Participating in sports or high-impact activities such as running or bicycling
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Excess weight
  • Evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon
  • X-ray to show bone health
  • MRI or CT scan to show soft tissue health
  • RICE therapy: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief
  • Corticosteroid injections to a joint or bursa for pain relief
  • Physical therapy that may include modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation
  • Immobilization of the affected area using a brace
  • Surgical repair may be necessary in severe cases. This can range from the removal of the affected bursa or inflamed tissue to joint replacement.
  • Despite having to visit Urgent Care, I was most impressed with the quality of service, professionalism and utmost dedication to giving expert advice and treatment by all the staff.
  • I was amazed at the speed in which my daughter was seen by a doctor at urgent care. I just assumed it would be at least a 30 minute wait. Instead, we were in and out in 30 minutes!
  • Absolutely amazing such nice doctors and nurses went out of there way for me highly recommend them! Thank you to all you helped me!
  • All staff were very friendly and professional. Dr. Hyatt was thorough, did not rush through the appointment and answered all of our questions.
  • I had my left shoulder worked on and the surgery was very successful. I do not have any limitations or pain now. I would use this group again for any orthopedic issue I may have in the future, because they CARE about your success.
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