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Joint Injection

A local anesthetic (usually lidocaine or bupivacaine) is typically injected into the joint with the goal of determining immediate pain relief to determine if the joint is the source of the pain.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a natural therapy that uses your own blood to promote anti-aging effects and healing in a painful joint.

When injured, don't stop moving

After an injury, unless there is a severe condition that can be determined relatively quickly and is rare, you should stay as active as you can to promote the proper healing conditions. The key to success is pacing when treating at Philly Smart Pain.

Caring To The Core

We try to follow the guiding principle of the practice motto, which is a smart approach to pain and rehabilitative medicine. The term smart is a loaded term, but I would like to emphasize the characteristics of being well reasoned and focused on accuracy.

Mild® Post-procedure Care

What to Expect After the mild® Procedure To achieve optimal recovery and rests, follow these instructions carefully. You should be discharged and able to walk on the same day of the procedure. As with any procedure, you may feel sore afterwards. If you...

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Even with the end of the horrendous year that is 2020, a constant ring has remained which tolls New Year’s resolutions. In pre-COVID years, during the first few months of the years, I am never surprised by the increased crowds in my gym as many...

Herniated Disc: Key To Success

Herniated discs occur from an injury, commonly with improper and excessive lifting or it is a degenerative or age-related process. In both scenarios, the onset of pain is significant and at times renders patients incapable of doing anything.