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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation provides integrated care for your muscles, bones and joints, combining diagnosis, treatment, education and rehabilitation. Physical medicine physicians, called physiatrists, are experts in nerves, muscles and bones. Our goal is to help people disabled by disease or injury remain as active as possible.
After learning about your condition, our providers will offer tools and resources to manage your condition. Together, you will create an individualized plan to restore movement and function using nonsurgical treatment options as a first choice, which can include therapeutic exercises, medications, a variety of injections, braces or other assistive devices.
Coordinating your care
To determine an accurate diagnosis to develop successful treatment options for you, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers may use detailed medical histories or physical exams, or imaging or nerve conduction studies.
To maximize care, our providers may refer you to specialists, including surgeons. If surgery is needed, your provider will work with you and your surgeon before and after surgery. We have direct access to local providers and specialists at Mayo Clinic.
Providers may refer you to the these teams:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation cares for these conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Foot conditions and injuries
- Joint pain and arthritis, including hip, shoulder, knee, wrist and hand
- Ligament injuries
- Limb amputations and deformities
- Lower back pain, including disc disease and arthritis
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Muscle pain syndromes
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Neck pain, including disc disease, arthritis and whiplash injuries
- Pain from sports injuries
- Pinched nerves related to sciatica and radiculopathy
- Piriformis syndrome
- Reflex sympathetic pain syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunctions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Sports-related concussions
- Traumatic brain injuries
Advanced technologies are available through Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and other departments to reduce pain and increase function.
Treatment technologies include:
- Carpal tunnel injection
- Electrodiagnostics, including electromyography and nerve conduction studies
- Evaluation for radiofrequency or cryoablation
- Joint injections to relieve hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, hand, foot and ankle pain
- Nerve block for pain management
- Prosthetics and orthotics
- Tendon/bursa injection
- Trigger point injection
- Ultrasound-guided injections
Schedule an appointment
Call to schedule an appointment. If you have questions about insurance, call your insurance company prior to your visit.