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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RSD

Fibromyaglia: Its That Time of Year

Fibromyalgia patients frequently have increased pain when the weather turns wet and cold.  Other conditions such as RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) and CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome) also experience weather sensitive pain (sometimes even more then fibromyalgia patients do). Other weather sensitive conditions such as osteoarthritis can also experience weather sensitive pain however in general their condition is such that they can tolerate it more easily (if you have arthritis pain that is weather sensitive and do not have a reasonable time tolerating it then it is quite possible that there is more going on with your condition than simply arthritis).   So it is not a surprise that as we approach the winter season that people with weather sensitive pain are having a hard time of it.   Some simple self help techniques include taking epsom salts baths, using over the counter capsaicin containing cream products (dont get it in your eyes or mouth), and simply trying to keep warm.    If that is not enough you likely should go see your doctor.  You may have discovered however that most doctors are not familiar with weather sensitive pain.  If that is the case and you have given up hope then rest assured there are several options available to both diagnose and treat weather sensitive pain.   While weather sensitive pain is not an easy thing to cure there is plenty that can be done to both reduce pain and improve quality of life.  Learn more at piedmontpmr.com.

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Weather Sensitive Pain Syndromes, Ligamentous Laxity, Joint Space Narrowing, and Peripheral Neuropathy

Weather sensitive pain syndromes, ligamentous laxity, joint space narrowing, and peripheral neuropathy.  We treat them all. We offer expertise in diagnosis and treatment options that others simply do not have in their tool box.  Weather sensitive pain syndromes can be validated with sympathetic  skin response studies and ligamentous laxity with musculoskeletal ultrasound. Pain and functional loss from these conditions and joint space narrowing can be restored with regenerative medicine techniques such as prolotherapy, PRP, and stem cell.  The signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy  can be reversed through the Realief System of care.   In each instance diagnosis involves the use of harmless studies and treatments make use of non-toxic, non-narcotic agents that are intended to help your body reverse disease rather than simply cover up symptoms.  If you like this approach log onto piedmontpmr.com to learn more.

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Freedom From Weather Sensitive Pain

While some still consider weather sensitive pain an old wives tale if you have it, or know someone with it, you certainly know otherwise.  Many common conditions including arthritis, strained or stretched ligaments and tendons, fibromyalgia, headaches, muscle pain, CRPS, and RSD to name a few have weather sensitive pain components.   In fact, weather sensitive pain is common.  What is not common is finding someone who knows how to treat it or that understands how to diagnose it.  At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we have special interest in weather sensitive pain.  Log onto piedmontpmr.com and search for it within the Medical Conditions tab.  You will find a wealth of resources all intended to help you achieve freedom from weather sensitive pain.

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