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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Could You Benefit From Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography

Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography

Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasonography uses ultrasound technology to diagnose muscle, tendon, and ligament pain. Effective, affordable, safe, and painless, it has become a popular choice for both physicians and patients in recent years.

Ultrasonography involves using a microphone-like device called a transducer to send sound waves through the body. These waves are then reflected back, interpreted, and displayed on a monitor to give a detailed picture of the body’s internal anatomy. In the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, this technology is invaluable as a diagnostic tool.  What’s more, MSK Ultrasound can be used for guidance to help doctors to perform treatment procedures that can take care of the conditions found.

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How Regenerative Medicine Can Help Your Arthritis

 Regenerative Medicine for Arthritis Piedmont PMR

Arthritis is a broad term used to describe over 100 different forms of joint pain or disease. In many forms, the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tendons are also affected. Almost one in four Americans are thought to suffer, and the effects can range from mild discomfort and swelling, to debilitating pain and immobility.

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Also known as degenerative joint disease, this painful condition usually occurs due to ageing or injury. The cartilage that cushions the joints breaks down over time and the bones start to rub together. As you can imagine, this causes considerable pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joint.

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The Causes and Symptoms of (Reflex Sympathetic Disorder)/ CRPS?

RSD/CRPS | Piedmont PMR

RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Disorder), an older term used to describe what is commonly referred to today as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is believed to be a disorder of the sympathetic nervous system.  The newer CRPS verbiage was intended to decrease confusion about the different presentations of RSD that exist, but it really hasn’t achieved that goal. Over the decades many other attempts have been made to better define RSD, but they too have fallen by the wayside.

You may have heard RSD also referred to as Type I CRPS, which can be triggered by a tissue injury with no underlying original nerve damage, while Type II CRPS occurs after an impact and leads to nerve injury.  Type II used to be referred to as “causalgia,” and was initially diagnosed over 100 years ago in Civil War veterans who continued to experience severe pain even after their injuries completely healed. RSD is unique as when the sympathetic nervous system becomes dystrophic (or does not function properly) it can adversely affects the skin, nerves, blood vessels, muscles and bones at the same time.  Both RSD and CRPS describe the most chronic forms of sympathetic pain, and also a wide array of cold or weather sensitive pain syndromes.

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