Pain Management

Asian woman with shoulder pain.Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists canhelp you reduce and manage your pain. Pain can be found throughout the body, including the neck, mid back, low back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, pelvis, knees, ankles and feet.

Pain often deteriorates the ability to work, eat well, sleep well, engage in physical activity and enjoy life. Depression, anxiety and dangerous drug-dependencies are common side-effects.

Diagnosing Pain

There are many causes of pain that impact the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Compression of the nerve, as seen in carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Joint problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Strained muscles and ligaments
  • Tears to muscles, tendons or ligaments
  • Tendonitis

When diagnosing pain your health care provider will ask about the illness or injury that precipitated the pain, the duration of the pain and its severity.

Information on chronic pain can be found here.

How We Can Help

Med1Care Therapy Partner’s can help you reduce pain and build a road to recovery.

A licensed physical therapist will come to your home in Toledo, Findlay or any of the 26 counties we service. The therapist will evaluate your need for services, draft a plan and set a schedule that is dedicated to helping you reach your objectives. We will work with your primary care provider to help avoid more serious complications and improve your quality of life.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.

When diagnosing and learning about your pain, your health care provider is likely to ask questions such as:

  • When did the pain start?
  • Did it begin at the same time as an illness or injury?
  • Where is the pain located?
  • What is the quality of the pain, in terms of sensations, like throbbing, burning, stinging, dullness or sharpness?
  • How severe is the pain on a scale of 1 to 10?
  • What makes the pain worse?
  • What provides relief or decreases the pain?

Pain management programs may include medical management, such as over-the-counter medicines, prescription medications, and antidepressants.

In addition to medical management, other tools include:

  • Hot and cold treatments to reduce stiffness and pain, particularly for arthritis
  • Physical and occupational therapy, such as sitting in a jetted hot tub or receiving massage
  • Exercise to decrease spasticity, joint contracture, joint inflammation and spinal alignment issues
  • Exercises to increase muscle strength
  • Electrical stimulation of nerve endings
  • Emotional and psychological support, including group therapy, stress management, training in meditation, relaxation, hypnosis or biofeedback

Chronic pain often requires a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, including counseling, relaxation support and physical therapy.

Some hospitals, rehab facilities and pain clinics have special pain programs. And a pain management team may include:

  • Neurologists
  • Orthopedists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Oncologists
  • Physiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists/psychiatrists
  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Vocational counselors