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.
  • All staff were very friendly and professional. Dr. Hyatt was thorough, did not rush through the appointment and answered all of our questions.
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  • I was seen by Dr. Luchetti and he was great! It was easy to make a timely appointment and his tech was fun to chat with while I had the injection in my thumb! Loved the office at Spooky Nook. There was allot of parking and the office was marked well and made finding it easy! I would refer anyone there!
  • Great experience at Orthopedic Urgent Care at OAL Lancaster. Friendly and efficient receptionist, assistant and x-ray tech. Scott, the PA-C was phenomenal. Very personable, caring and knowledgeable. Diagnosed, gave thorough explanations and treated my condition promptly and effectively. 
  • I could not have asked for better service, promptness and satisfaction with the treatment ordered. Thank you very much!
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