Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain
One of the most common reasons patients come see us in Greenbelt, MD is forwrist pain. This is because wrist pain can be caused by so many different things, ranging from medical conditions and injuries to simply using the hands or wrists regularly for work or sports.
At Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we start with minimally invasive treatments for wrist pain, such as cortisone injections, exercise, massage, and encouraging more rest. Surgery is only recommended in severe cases. The treatment also depends on the cause of the wrist pain, as well as the severity.
Some of the common causes of wrist pain include:
  • Overexertion or overuse
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Arthritis
  •  Sprain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Fractures
Patients should visit us for wrist pain if they are having trouble carrying objects, see a deformity of their joint, cannot flex or straighten the wrist joint, have pain that is worse at night, experience numbness, tingling, or burning, or notice swelling, warmth, redness, or inflammation in the wrist area.
Call our chiropractic office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Bezak for a diagnosis and treatment plan for your wrist pain.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Knee Pain

Knee Pain
Because the legs are used in everyday life and the knee is such a complex joint, we see a lot of patients here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation complaining of knee pain. While it can be more common in middle aged and senior adults, knee pain occurs at any age, and for many different reasons.
Knee pain also varies in severity from mild annoyance to severe and debilitating pain. Some pain in the knees is experienced only while doing certain activities, such as running or bending, while other patients have chronic and consistent pain in their knees.
Some things that might cause knee pain include vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, falling and having fractures, overuse or exertion, improper alignment, flat feet and lack of stability, disease, or genetic weakness of the knees. Some patients also find that they start getting pain in their knee from an old sports injury occurring 15-20 years prior.
Treatments for knee pain at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation start with finding the cause of the pain and treating that cause. It may be cortisone injections, therapeutic exercise and physical therapy, massage, or encouraging a change in their diet, such as increasing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant foods.
You don’t have to live with knee pain. Contact our chiropractor Dr. Brian Bezak in Greenbelt, MD to discuss your knee pain treatment options.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain
At Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we provide wellness and chiropractic services for many different types of pain experienced by our patients, including pain of the shoulder. This is a very common reason patients visit us, as shoulder pain can involve the ligaments, tendons or muscles. There are also many activities that tend to cause pain in the shoulder.
You make a good candidate for shoulder pain treatment by our chiropractor Dr. Brian Bezak, if you are having any of the following signs:
1. Shoulder pain lasting several days.
2. Pain in the shoulder that is increasing in severity.
3. Shoulder pain that recurs.
4. Not being able to carry objects.
5. Lack of mobility or use of the arm.
6. Deformity of the shoulder joint.
7. Pain worsening at night or during rest.
8. Swelling or obvious inflammation of the shoulder.
9. Warmth, redness or other signs of infection.
Recommended treatment for shoulder pain is dependent on the cause, whether it is chronic pain, from an injury or trauma, or due to overuse or exertion. Massage, therapeutic exercises, physical therapy, and cortisone injections are all possible treatments.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, call us at 301-220-0496 to schedule an appointment.