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Pain Rehabilitation

Orthotics / Prosthetics

Many patients find effective acute and chronic pain relief from a customized rehabilitation program that includes the use of orthotic or prosthetic medical devices which, generally speaking, work to decrease pain, increase stability in an unstable joint, immobilize a joint, or improve functional ability. To provide our patients with the most comprehensive pain rehabilitation services, our pain management center applies a multi-disciplinary approach which may include using orthotics and/ or prosthetics.

Orthotic Devices for Pain Relief
Orthotics are designed to provide support for injured or degenerated joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones, and are customized to a patient’s needs and anatomy. An example of an orthotic device is one that fits into shoes for the purpose of shifting a patient’s weight to different parts of the foot to compensate for lost function, prevent injury, help bear weight or relieve pain.

Prosthetic Devices for Pain Relief
Prosthetics are artificial extensions that replace a missing body part or limb. These mechanical devices are connected to the area of the missing body part to assist or enhance motor control lost by trauma, disease, or defect. Perhaps the most common prosthetic device is one used to replace lower and upper extremities after amputation, such as an artificial arm or leg.

If you experience acute or chronic pain and you are a patient who could benefit from the use of orthotic or prosthetic devices, our pain management center will work with the interdisciplinary rehabilitation professionals in our network to address and solve issues related to fit, function, and comfort. In addition, patients will receive comprehensive training before the orthotic or prosthetic device is implemented and continue thereafter until proper fit and function are achieved. Advanced materials and technologies are enabling many individuals with debilitating pain conditions to find the pain relief they need and to return to activities they previously enjoyed. To learn more about pain rehabilitation with orthotics and prosthetics, contact our pain management center for more information.