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Pain Management Specialist

Rodolfo Navarro, MD -  - Sports Medicine Physician

Rodolfo Navarro, MD

Sports Medicine Physician & Orthopedic Physician located in San Antonio, TX

Constantly being in pain makes it hard to focus on anything else, especially if the pain affects your movement. At Ortho San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, orthopedic specialist Rudy Navarro, MD, helps you manage your pain so you can play sports, be social, and stay productive at work. Book your consultation for pain management at Ortho San Antonio by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool today.

Pain Management Q&A

What is pain management?

Living with pain isn’t ideal, no matter how mild or severe your pain is. With expert pain management strategies customized to fit the cause of your pain and your needs, you can learn to live with your pain and reduce it significantly.

At Ortho San Antonio, Dr. Navarro assesses your pain and designs a multifaceted pain management plan accordingly. Your plan centers on you and your comfort levels. Dr. Navarro evaluates you intermittently to make sure your plan is effective and makes adjustments if you need them. 

What kinds of pain require pain management?

Many different types of pain call for pain management strategies. If your pain steals your focus or prevents you from moving freely, it’s time to find a way to manage it. At Ortho San Antonio, Dr. Navarro can help you manage pain in your:

  • Wrists
  • Hands
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Ankles
  • Shoulders

Sometimes, the cause of your pain is very clear. It may be linked to a specific injury or recovery from surgery, or you might have a condition that causes chronic pain. In other cases, the cause of your pain isn’t so clear-cut. Pain from an old injury can linger long after you stop healing, or it can come with no apparent cause at all. 

What does pain management entail?

Dr. Navarro takes a holistic approach to pain management and involves multiple strategies in your plan. To help you manage your pain and keep your body part mobile, he may add one or more of these strategies to your treatment plan:

Medications

A number of medications, both prescription and nonprescription, are available to ease inflammation and reduce pain. Dr. Navarro chooses the best type and dosage for the source of your pain.

Regenerative injections

Regenerative injections like stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma can aid in an injury’s healing. In some cases, they can alleviate inflammation to reduce pain. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy can help you keep your painful joint mobile and comfortable.

To learn more about pain management and find a strategy that works, call Ortho San Antonio or book an appointment online today.