Hand & Elbow Pain Treatments

MAPS Centers for Pain Control provides innovative solutions for hand and elbow pain. We also specialize in pain relief treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, restoring natural movements and functions.


Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief

carpal-tunnel-syndrome-260x170Carpal tunnel syndrome generally comes from repetitive flexing and extending of the wrist in activity or in sleep. Over time this creates scar tissue at the wrist and structural changes that pinch the nerve.

Remember, treatment done earlier rather than later will prevent permanent damage to the nerve and assure a more complete recovery. Careful attention to your specific needs will help solve your carpal tunnel problem quickly.

In order to treat the carpal tunnel syndrome we have to be able to diagnose any problems from the hand all the way up to the neck. The first thing we want to know is where does the problem start for you? We will examine you and decide if you will need any diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, ultrasound, and EMG nerve testing. After examination and any necessary tests are done, we will offer you options. Some people do require surgery and physical therapy. Others are not bad enough for surgery and will recover well with physical therapy medication and chiropractic adjustments. A typical program may last six weeks.

Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment may consist of therapies to reduce swelling and promote healing. The Carpal tunnel Traction machine is also a great way to ease pressure on the nerve. We guarantee you’ll love the traction machine. Soft tissue massage opens up the carpal tunnel and restores normal tissue. Exercise is a great way to encourage the growth of high quality scar tissue and increase your ability to do things in life again without creating more problems. We are also anxious to discover and teach you what you can change in your life to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from returning.


Physical Therapy

physical-therapy-260x170Our physical therapists diagnose and treat health-related conditions and injuries that limit the ability of and individual to move and perform functional activities. The therapists at MAPS Centers for Pain Control will provide programs to strengthen and repair muscle patterns and correct muscle imbalances created by repetitive or unnatural movement. These programs will help lower the risk of any muscular imbalances in biomechanical function and reduce the probability of injury.

Our Physical Therapists use myofascial release techniques, manual therapy, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises and various physical therapy modalities, to treat the body and improve biomechanical stability.


Therapeutic injections

Injections1Therapeutic injections for pain management are sometimes in pain management to treat acute or chronic pain symptoms. Pain injections can relieve pain, decrease inflammation, increase joint function and aid in joint recovery.

Cortisone Injections – Relieve pain and inflammation in joints, most commonly knee, ankle, hip, elbow, shoulder, spine and wrist.

Epidural Injections – An option for forms of low back pain sciatica, and leg pain.

Hyalgan Injections – Increases lubrication and shock absorption in the knee.

All of our injections are Ultrasound guided. There are no blind injections. That means, in every case you are assured that the medicine is delivered right where it is supposed to be to.

Physical therapy is often accompanied by many of our injection protocols and works to increase the lasting effectiveness of the injection.


Massage Therapy

Massage-therapy-260x170-260x170Whether you are suffering from muscle pain, tightness or pinched nerves, massage therapy for pain relief can reduce these symptoms and eliminate stress. Massaging and stretching the muscles provides pain relief and reduces tension. Massage therapy will also increase blood flow to the muscles which helps promote muscle flexibility and healing. Over time massage therapy helps patients regain proper posture from muscular imbalances placed on the body.

Many problems of pain in the neck, shoulders and back are due to tight, tender and dehydrated areas of muscle called trigger points. At MAPS Centers for Pain Control we perform trigger point massage to release the tight points and provide hydration to the muscles relieving the pain.

Our massage therapists at MAPS Centers for Pain Control provide pain relief for all symptoms of the body including migraines and headaches. Our therapist will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed while eliminated your pain.


Acupuncture

acupuncture-260x170According to ancient Chinese philosophy acupuncture works to correct the opposing forces yin and yang in the body. When the yin and yang are in balance the body is in a healthy state. Tiny hair thin needles are placed on specific acupuncture points throughout the body. The needles stimulate the points and relieve pressure and obstructions to allow proper energy flow that promotes healing.

The more scientific explanation for how acupuncture works is that the needles stimulate the central nervous system and releases chemicals of neurotransmitters and hormones. The chemicals work to relieve pain and improve immune system responses.

Acupuncture commonly treats back pain, migraines, headaches, osteoarthritis, allergies, muscle spasms, high-blood pressure, digestive problems, depression, and insomnia.


Kinesio Taping

Kinesio-tape-260x170Kinesio taping works in several ways to relief muscle and joint pain, support ligaments, increase range of motion, improve blood circulation and oxygen flow to the muscles. Below are some of the main functions that taping preforms:

Support – Proper taping of the muscles improves the efficiency of the muscle contractions while reducing muscle pain and fatigue.

Increased Blood Flow – Muscle taping improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation within muscle fibers and ligaments. This increase in blood flow also promotes healing in the muscles by allowing them to receive rich nutrients.

Increase Range of Motion – Keniso taping also works to realign improper movement patters and adjust muscular misalignment from tight muscles. This reduces joint dysfunctions.

Kinesio taping has been widely used in professional sports by physical therapists. Proper taping of the muscles reduces athletic injuries and helps to aid in injury recovery. The tape is used to treat conditions of neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, foot and ankle pain, knee and hip pain.