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.
  • Every time I’ve used of Orthopedic Associates I’ve been very pleased with the service I receive. From the receptionist, nurses, doctors and therapists, everything is professional and very sympathetic to the discomfort that you happen to be in so I gave them five stars!
  • I knew I dislocated my finger when it was sticking out at a 45° angle from my hand. I thought I got it back into place, but was very grateful to have OAL‘s urgent care facility to go to to confirm. X-rays confirmed that it was still out of place and that there was also a fracture. I was then scheduled for an appointment with the hand specialist Dr. Griska five days later. I love having the option of an urgent care with orthopedic staff. Thank you OAL!
  • #1 in my book!  This team replaced my right knee, and are now in the prep stages to replace the left one. One stop shopping as far as diagnosis, actual surgery at Lancaster General, along with rehab. The surgery team is great, and the rehab team very easy to work with and very thorough.
  • The office staff were very helpful while you were there for your appointment. I have been a patient of OAL for over 40 years and that speaks for itself.
  • A very professional organization, with a relaxed and friendly staff.
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