Each patient’s cause of pain dictates a different form of pain management. There are several pain management techniques that could relieve your pain and your doctor will know which one will work best for you.
Rachel Carr, in her book Listen to Your Inner Self, tells of her survival of unremitting pain and depression from arthritis that began in her teens. A spinal injury, supposedly the result of a childhood accident, caused spinal nerve pressure that was eventually diagnosed as osteoarthritis. Treatment with large doses of aspirin for symptomatic relief of pain caused internal bleeding.
Occurring most commonly in fourteen- to sixteen-year-olds who are athletic, growth plate inflammation (Osgood-Schlatter disease) is characterized by warmth, reddening, and pain on the growth plate at the top front part of the shinbone where the kneecap tendon attaches to hold the kneecap in place.
Tendons, cords, or tissue that connect muscles to the bone, transfer the action of the muscle to it. But when tendons are overused, they respond with inflammation. Pain, redness, and swelling occur. This tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendons, usually results from overuse. Too much stress on a poorly conditioned tendon may be the culprit.