317 St. Francis Dr. Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601


317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-235-1834, Fax: 1-864-235-2486

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Unexplained pain in the hands or feet? It may be Peripheral Neuropathy.

Peripheral Neuropathy can be Painful

You could be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Around 42 million Americans are thought to suffer from this painful nerve condition, but only half are aware they have it.

Peripheral neuropathy is a complex condition that manifests in a number of ways. Depending on the source, it can cause symptoms like pain, burning, tingling, ‘pins and needles’, prickling, hot and cold sensations, and numbness. These symptoms tend to get worse over time, usually starting in the feet and legs and progressing to the hands and arms.

Breast Health and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Women have lots of reasons to question what is the right thing to do if they want to be proactive about breast health.   It is pretty hard not to have heard that Mammography, the once gold standard for breast cancer detection, has come under scrutiny for a myriad of reasons.   So many women have turned to other adjunct breast risk health assessments such as Medical Breast Thermology in order to do more.

The truth is that no imaging study, in and of itself, offers a holistic approach to breast health.  While Mammography, Breast MRI and Bresst Ultrasound offer structural assessments for abnormalities in breast tissue, and Medical Breast Thermography offers a complimentary physiologic assessment, both are for the most part still pretty focused on breast tissue in isolation.

Chest Wall, Back and Thoracic Pain

There is relief for chest wall, back and thoracic pain. Many people have chest, back or thoracic pain and are afraid.  They are told it is not their heart so they need to move on with their life, but they hurt and activity is still limited.  They are given pills or told there is nothing that can be done for them.   But that is not true.  Most chest wall pain is not from a heart condition and there is plenty that can be done for it.

It is always safe to see your primary care doctor or a cardiologist if you are worried about cardiac disease.   But if that work up or opinion does not yield results then you don’t have to stop looking for relief.  At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we look for a long list of other medical and musculoskeletal conditions that can cause chest wall, back or thoracic pain.  Examples include strained ligaments, muscle spasm, nerve irritation, rib syndromes, thoracic out let syndrome, viral infections, and even neck or low back conditions (these can refer pain into the chest wall, mid back and thoracic areas).