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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Hypermobility/Ehlers-Danlos

Hypermobility Syndrome, or weak ligaments and flexible joints, can cause chronic aches and pains. Like most diseases hypermobility syndrome can have mild or severe presentations. Many people may simply be predisposed to ankle sprains and weak ligaments. Others may describe themselves as double jointed or an accident waiting to happen. Marfans and Ehlers Danlos Syndromes are names for more severe forms of the disease however there is no universal agreement that they are the same thing.

One of the classic signs of hypermobility syndrome is thumbs can bend back to touch the forearm, the little finger may bend back more than 90 degrees

Patients with hypermobility syndrome can often bend over and can touch their hands flat on the ground

One of the classic signs of Hypermobility Syndrome is joints that move beyond their normal expected range. Thumbs can bend back to touch the forearm, the little finger may bend back more than 90 degrees, and there can be hyper-extensible elbows and knees. Patients with Hypermobility Syndrome can often bend over and can touch their hands flat on the ground. They may have tall parents and often the fathers have a high arched palate.

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Treating Peripheral Neuropathy

Treatment programs and techniques for peripheral neuropathy

Those with peripheral neuropathy battle the condition day-in and day-out. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type of neuropathy. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, prickling, tightness, pain, and cold or burning sensations in the extremities (hands, arms, legs or feet). The condition may also cause muscle weakness and lead to undetected infections, sores or wounds. But those living with peripheral neuropathy may find relief with one of our treatment programs.

Often times, patients are prescribed pain medication to relieve their symptoms, but pain medication tends to mask symptoms, and not actually treat the condition. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we aim to treat peripheral neuropathy.

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Wharton’s Jelly for Homologous Tissue Support

Wharton’s Jelly for Homologous Tissue Support

Wharton’s jelly is the gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord.  It provides insulation and protection within the umbilical cord.  It is a gelatinous substance made largely from mucopolysaccharides. It contains a host of growth factors, cytokines, pathway signaling molecules, and stem cells that have regenerative properties.  Wharton’s jelly also has several other favorable characteristics including strength, flexibility, cushioning, covering, compressibility, and response to friction and shear.

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