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


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Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
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Medical Conditions Article

Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A. offers effective, proven solutions for complex, chronic and unresolved pain. This pain may be attributed to multiple factors and caused by a number of medical conditions, including:

Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow and Overuse Syndromes

Tendonitis, epicondylitis, and overuse syndromes are soft tissue injuries that most commonly occur from sports injuries, repetitive use or direct trauma

Tendonitis, epicondylitis, and overuse syndromes are soft tissue injuries that most commonly occur from sports injuries, repetitive use or direct trauma. Whenever medicine adds the ending “itis” to a word, it implies inflammation as the underlying source of the problem. While this is a good assumption, it is not always true.

Microtrauma, resulting in direct tissue damage such as tearing of the attachment of a tendon to bone, can be associated with swelling in the absence of inflammation. This condition is properly referred to as a tendonosis. Since a tendonosis is similar in clinical presentation to an “itis,” these conditions are frequently spoken of together and referred to as overuse syndromes.

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Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A. offers effective, proven solutions for complex, chronic and unresolved pain. This pain may be attributed to multiple factors and caused by a number of medical conditions, including:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Tests

We offer a range of carpal tunnel treatments to patients in the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson areas.

Do you feel numbness or tingling in your hand at night? Do you sometimes experience a sharp pain that goes up your arm to your shoulder? Do you have trouble holding objects without dropping them? You may be experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

What Is It?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem that interferes with the use of your hands. It most often occurs when tendons in the wrist are inflamed after being aggravated by repetitive movements such as typing on a computer keyboard. This may cause progressive narrowing of the carpal wrist tunnel of bone and ligament that passes through the center of the wrist. The result is pressure on the nerves to the fingers and to the muscles at the base of the thumb.

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Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A. offers effective, proven solutions for complex, chronic and unresolved pain. This pain may be attributed to multiple factors and caused by a number of medical conditions, including:

Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements or postures. Dystonia can affect any part of the body, including the arms and legs, trunk, neck, eyelids, face, or vocal cords. We don’t really know what causes Dystonia; however, as with other movement disorders, genetic, environmental, and nervous system abnormalities are suspected.

If Dystonia causes any type of impairment, it is because muscle contractions are both painful and interfere with normal function. Features such as cognition, strength, and the senses, including vision and hearing, are normal. While Dystonia is not fatal, it is a chronic disorder and prognosis is difficult to predict.

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