Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

We offer you an integrated, comprehensive and compassionate physical medicine approach to managing your pain resulting from general musculoskeletal or neurological injuries and conditions.

If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, one or more of our specialized services can help relieve your pain and return you to a normal life.

Spine

Cervical radiculopathy occurs when nerve roots near the cervical vertebrae become compressed and damaged. The most common causes are a ruptured disc, arthritis or degenerative changes in a person’s bones, and any injury that places pressure on nerve roots.

Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy

Among the most common symptoms of cervical radiculopathy are:

  • Pain in the arm, neck, chest, upper back or shoulders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness in the fingers or hands
  • Tingling in the fingers or hands
  • Loss of hand coordination

Treatments for Cervical Radiculopathy

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call today for your appointment 352-690-7777! Let us make your cervical radiculopathy pain a thing of the past!

The most common cause of low back and neck pain is degenerative disc disease, a condition that is often misunderstood and perceived to be worse than it actually is (at least from a patient’s point of view).

The term “degenerative” can sound scary in that it leaves people with the picture of a progressively worsening and potentially crippling condition. While degenerative does mean progressive, pain does not always worsen. Since disc degeneration is a natural part of aging, it’s not necessarily severe in nature.

Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

Although aging naturally causes spinal discs to break down, lose fluid and become less flexible, smoking can accelerate degeneration in some people. Repetitive heavy lifting, injury, or being obese can can also lead to degenerative disc symptoms.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Common symptoms of degenerative disc disease include:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Pain when bending, reaching, or twisting

Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call today for your appointment 352-690-7777! Let us make your degenerative disc disease pain a thing of the past!

Facet joint syndrome occurs when the facet joints become inflamed due to injury, arthritis, or some other factor. The result is stiffness and pain, headaches and problems making head movements.

Causes of Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet joint syndrome is most often caused by overuse, repetitive movements, injury, or by normal wear and tear.

Symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome

Common symptoms of facet joint syndrome include:

  • Pain in the neck and shoulders
  • Pain in the low back, buttocks or thighs (if affected joint is in the back)
  • Difficulty standing up straight/walking upright
  • Difficulty rotating head 

Treatments for Facet Joint Syndrome

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your facet joint syndrome pain a thing of the past!

A herniated disc is a common condition that results from injury or trauma to the spine, or as a result of the aging process. These small rubbery discs provide cushioning between the bones of the spine. They also function as shock absorbers, and add flexibility to the spine. When the discs become damaged or moves out of place, it is called a slipped disc, ruptured disc, or herniated disc. Those three terms describe the same condition.

Symptoms of Herniated Discs

Common symptoms of a herniated disc include:

  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pain
  • Muscle spasms

The site of pain and more specific symptoms vary depending on the location of the herniated disc.

Treatments for Herniated Disc

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your herniated disc pain a thing of the past!

Sciatica is a term used to describe the pain that typically affects on side of the body, beginning at your lower back and extending through your buttocks and down the leg. It generally runs along the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body.

Symptoms of Sciatica

Common symptoms of sciatica, or lumbar radiculopathy, are:

  • Pain one one side of the body that feels dull, sharp, burning or intermittent
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Difficulty sitting or standing
  • Weakness on the affected side
  • Pain the increases with activity or at night

Causes of Sciatica

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc. Being pregnant, obese, or making certain twisting motions can weaken your discs and cause them to create pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatic pain may also stem from spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or bone spurs.

Treatments for Sciatica

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your sciatic pain a thing of the past!

Spinal stenosis is a condition that may affect any part of the spine, although most cases occur in the low back, or lumbar spine. The narrowing of the backbone that occurs with spinal stenosis places pressure on the nerve root, and often leads to pain.

Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Pain and difficulty walking are the most prominent symptoms of spinal stenosis.

Causes of Spinal Stenosis

Among the most common causes of spinal stenosis are:

  • Aging
  • Genetic factors
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Trauma/ Injury

Treatments for Spinal Stenosis

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your spinal stenosis pain a thing of the past!

Spondylolisthesis is a condition describing a slipped vertebra, most often at the base of the spine. This can happen through injury, or as a defect from birth. Infection or disease may also cause the vertebra to break down and become displaced.

Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis 

Symptoms of  spondylolisthesis may range from mild to severe. Some people don’t experience any at all. In others, the symptoms of spondylolisthesis include:

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Changes in posture and gait, such as leaning forward or waddling while walking
  • Tightness in the muscles

Causes of Spondylolisthesis 

Birth defects of the spine or stress fractures are some of the causes of spondylolisthesis.Some sports and athletic activities are the cause of spondylolisthesis in children and adolescents. In adults, spondylolisthesis may appear when arthritis leads to abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones, or when an accident or injury cause damage.

Treatments for Spondylolisthesis 

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your spondylolisthesis pain a thing of the past!

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain has multiple medical names or terms including: SI joint dysfunction, SI joint inflammation, SI joint strain, SI joint syndrome, or SI joint arthritis; but all refer to any condition that causes pain in the sacroiliac joints. The sacroiliac joints connect the pelvis to the sacrum and SI joint pain occurs when deterioration of the cartilage between the bones causes them to rub against each other.

Causes of Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis Pain and Dysfunction

There are many causes of sacroiliac joint problems and pain, including: pregnancy, obesity, and multiple types of arthritis that affect the joints.

Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis Pain and Dysfunction

Among the most common symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis Pain and Dysfunction are:

  • Pain in the lower back or in the hips
  • Pain in thighs or groin
  • Increase in pain in hips when standing
  • Pelvic stiffness and/or a burning sensation in the pelvis

Treatments for Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis Pain and Dysfunction

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your sacroiliac joint arthritis pain and dysfunction a thing of the past!

Arm, Shoulder, Elbow

Arthritis, degeneration, capsulitis, and tendinitis all cause a loss of passive range of motion (ROM) in joints due to either injury or repetitive stress on the affected area. Often symptoms are similar and proper diagnosis is a key factor in treatment. It is common for a patient to have several compounding conditions, all affecting the area with pain and inflammation.

Causes of Arthritis, Degeneration, Capsulitis and Tendinitis

Arthritis, degeneration, capsulitis and tendinitis are commonly caused by repetitive movements of a particular area of the body over time or can also be caused by a sudden injury. In many cases, these conditions develop in people whose jobs or hobbies involve repetitive movements.

Symptoms of Arthritis, Degeneration, Capsulitis and Tendinitis

Among the most common symptoms of arthritis, degeneration, capsulitis, and tendinitis are:

  • Limited range of motion.
  • Increase in localized joint pain with movement.
  • Constant localized joint pain.
  • Pain in the muscles associated with movement.
  • Difficulty in moving the affected area.

Treatments for Sacroiliac Arthritis, Degeneration, Capsulitis and Tendinitis

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your arthritis, degeneration, capsulitis and tendinitis a thing of the past!

Strains, sprains, and tears occur when a joint is put under trauma; damaging ligaments, muscle fibers, tendons, and connective muscle tissue. Symptoms increase with the severity of the injury, as do treatments for strains, sprains and tears.

Causes of Strains, Sprains, and Tears

Strains, sprains and tears often occur during sports activities or exercise activities. Sometimes simple activities can cause an injury, but often, acute injuries are caused by a sudden trauma, such as a fall or twist.

Symptoms of Strains, Sprains, and Tears

Among the most common symptoms of a strain, sprain and/or tear are:

  • Strains affect ligaments and cause mild to severe joint pain and/or swelling; can cause moderate to severe instability and, in serious cases, will render the joint unusable.
  • Sprains, depending on severity, will cause muscle tenderness and pain with movement.
  • Limited mobility or inability to move the joint, along with severe pain and swelling, are indicators of a muscle tear and/or tendon damage. 

Treatments for Strains, Sprains, and Tears

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your strains, sprains, and tears a thing of the past!

Overuse injuries occur at any age and are often a result of repetitive rigorous activity, stress on a particular area, or in older patients, and most often affects joints.  Over time, tendons tend to lose their elasticity and become weaker with overuse and cause injury, this often also happens over time as we get older. This is also known as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

Causes of Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries are caused when an athletic or other activity is repeated so often areas of the body do not have enough time to heal between occurrences. Found commonly in patients whose work circumstances involve repetitive or forceful movements, or constrained/awkward postures for extended periods of time.

Some common examples of overuse syndromes are:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Symptoms of Overuse Injuries

Among the most common symptoms of overuse injuries are discomfort or persistent pain in muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Other symptoms may include:

  • Swelling, numbness, and/or restricted movement.
  • Weakness in or around muscles and tendons.
  • Symptoms can vary and may often involve more than one part of the body.

Treatments for Overuse Injuries

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your overuse injuries a thing of the past!

Wrist & Hand

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition where pressure on the median nerve, also called a pinched nerve, causes numbness and tingling in the fingers and hand.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by multiple things, including: wrist anatomy; an underlying medical condition that causes swelling in the wrist and obstructs blood flow; and sometimes due to repetitious patterns of hand use.

Conditions linked with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Fluid retention
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Fractures or trauma to the wrist

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include:

  • Numbness, tingling, weakness and/or pain in your thumb or fingers.
  • Pain or burning that travels up your arm.
  • Muscle weakness in the hand

Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make carpal tunnel syndrome a thing of the past!

Nerve injuries of the hand usually occur as a result of some form of trauma to the hand, fingers or wrist where nerves are cut, overstretched, crushed or burned.  Nerve injuries can be difficult to detect and can range in severity.

Causes of Nerve Injuries of the Hand.

Many things can cause nerve damage in your hand.  The range of causes can vary as greatly as the severity of the nerve injury.  Usually trauma to the arm, wrist, fingers or hand, whether minor or extreme, can cause nerve injuries of the hand. Motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, and falls are common causes of nerve injuries.

Symptoms of Nerve Injuries of the Hand

Nerve injuries of the Hand have several symptoms and include:

  • A tingling feeling, like when you bump your “funny bone”.
  • Numbness and difficulty moving the affected area.
  • Weakness, twitching, or paralysis in the hand, wrist, fingers, or arm.
  • Pain
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Burning

Treatments for Nerve Injuries of the Hand

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your nerve injuries a thing of the past!

Osteoarthritis of the hand is an inflammation of the joints due to the deterioration of the cartilage between the bones of the joints.  When this happens, the bones rub directly against other bones. Bone spurs, known as osteophytes, may develop on the edges of the joints. The soft tissues of the joints may also show signs of deterioration.

Causes of Osteoarthritis of the Hand

Osteoarthritis of the hand is usually related to aging, but other factors can be involved. Some people may inherit genes that may predispose them. Others acquire it from repetitive continuous movement over prolonged periods of time, or from injury to or misalignment of the joints that interrupt normal joint movement.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Hand

Osteoarthritis of the hand is often painful. Joint deformity, limited ability to move hand extremities, and joint function are a few advanced symptoms.  Other symptoms include:

  • Joint swelling.
  • Joint pain and/or stiffness.
  • A grinding feeling in the joints.
  • Limited range of motion and reduced joint function.

Treatments for Osteoarthritis of the Hand 

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your osteoarthritis of the hand a thing of the past!

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is the irritation or constriction of the sheath that covers the tendons at the base of the thumb, causing pain and swelling, among other things, in the wrist.

Causes of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is most often an injury related to repetitive, prolonged movement.  It is often referred to as texter’s thumb or gamer’s thumb.  Occupational risk factors are also considered when evaluating a diagnosis.

Symptoms of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis symptoms include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Spasms
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty gripping
  • Burning sensation in the base of the thumb or in the thumb

Treatments for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis 

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your De Quervain’s tenosynovitis a thing of the past!

Tendinitis and sprains of the hand are common and affect the soft tissue of the lower arm. When muscles, tendons and/or ligaments are injured, inflammation or irritation will occur.  Sports and exercise activities often lead to this type of injury but sometimes simple activities or an accident can cause tendinitis or sprains.

Causes of Tendinitis and Sprains of the Hand

Tendinitis and sprains of the hand are most often caused from sudden trauma, such as a fall, twist, or accident or by overuse, where the injuries occur gradually over time.

Symptoms of Tendinitis and Sprains of the Hand

Symptoms of tendinitis and sprains of the hand can vary and can include pain, inflammation or irritation in multiple areas of the hand, wrist, forearm, or elbow.  Other symptoms could include:

  • Swelling
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain, ranging from mild to severe
  • Burning

Treatment of Tendinitis and Sprains

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your tendinitis or sprain pain a thing of the past!

Hip

Degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis of the hip is an inflammation in the hip joints, due to the deterioration of the cartilage between the bones of the joints.  When this happens, the bones rub directly against other bones, causing a wide range of symptoms.  Older individuals and the elderly are most often affected.

Causes of Degenerative Joint Disease (osteoarthritis)

Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) is most often caused due to old age.  Over time, the use of the joints slowly cause damage that eventually causes the patient discomfort.  Other causes include:

  • Improper joint alignment.
  • Genetic (inherited) defects in the cartilage.
  • Extra stress on joints
  • Being overweight
  • Repetitive activities that involve the hip.
  • Joint injury

Symptoms of Degenerative Joint Disease (osteoarthritis)

Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) symptoms vary and can range in location including the groin, thigh, buttocks, or knee. Pain can be stabbing or sharp or it can be a dull ache. Difficulty walking or getting up and limited range of motion are common.  Other symptoms can include:

  • Joint pain and/or stiffness
  • Inflammation
  • Locking or sticking of the joint
  • A grinding noise during movement
  • Increased joint pain with rainy weather

Treatment of Degenerative Joint Disease (osteoarthritis)

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your degenerative joint disease a thing of the past!

Strains and/or sprains of the hip occur when a joint is put under trauma; damaging ligaments, muscle fibers, tendons, and connective muscle tissue.  Symptoms increase with the severity of the injury, as do treatments for strains, sprains and tears.

Causes of Strains or Sprains of the Hip

Strains and sprains of the hip often occur during sports activities or exercise activities, sometimes simple activities can cause an injury also, but often, acute injuries are caused by a sudden trauma, such as a fall or twist.

Symptoms of Strains or Sprains of the Hip

Among the most common symptoms of a strain, sprain and/or tear are:

  • Strains affect ligaments and cause mild to severe joint pain and/or swelling; can cause moderate to severe instability and, in serious cases, will render the joint unusable.
  • Sprains, depending on severity, will cause muscle tenderness and pain with movement.
  • Limited mobility or inability to move the joint, along with severe pain and swelling, are indicators of a muscle tear and/or tendon damage. 

Treatments for Strains or Sprains of the Hip

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your strains and sprains of the hip a thing of the past!

Trochanteric bursitis affects the areas between tendons and bones and is an inflammation of the small sacs of fluid (bursa) that cushion and lubricate the areas between tendons and bones.

Causes of Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis can have many causes, but most common are:

  • Injury to the point of the hip.
  • Overuse
  • Incorrect posture
  • Previous surgery
  • Hip bone spurs or calcium deposits
  • Other diseases or conditions like: rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriasis, or thyroid disease 

Symptoms of Trochanteric Bursitis

Among the most common symptoms of trochanteric bursitis are:

  • Hip pain and/or buttock pain that spreads down the outside of the thigh to the knee area.
  • Pain may be worse during activities, walking, or going up stairs.
  • Pain may be severe enough to disrupt sleep.
  • Tenderness when the affected area is pushed on.
  • Swelling and/or redness and warmth
  • Pain when lying on the affected side 

Treatments for Trochanteric Bursitis

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your trochanteric bursitis a thing of the past!

Meralgia paresthetica is a condition described as tingling, numbness and/or a burning pain in the outer thigh from compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface. It is often related to an injury to a nerve that extends from the thigh to the spinal column.

Causes of Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica can have many causes, but most common are:

  • Tight clothing
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Other diseases or conditions, like diabetes
  • Local trauma
  • Long periods of standing 

Symptoms of Meralgia Paresthetica

Symptoms commonly occur only on one side of the body and may intensify after activity. Among the most common symptoms of meralgia paresthetica are:

  • Pain on the outer side of the thigh that extending to the outer side of the knee, often constant.
  • Burning, tingling, or numbness
  • Aching in the groin area or pain spreading across the buttocks
  • Sensitive to light touch
  • Sensitivity to heat 

Treatments for Meralgia Paresthetica

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your meralgia paresthetica a thing of the past!

Knee, Leg, Ankle & Foot

Arthritis and degeneration in the knee, leg, ankle or foot is an inflammation of one or more joints that cause pain and stiffness and is common in the small joints of the foot and ankle. Deterioration of the cartilage between the bones of the joints cause the bones to rub directly against other bones, causing a wide range of symptoms.

Causes of Arthritis and Degeneration in the Knee, Leg, Ankle & Foot

Arthritis and degeneration are commonly caused by repetitive movements. Arthritis and degeneration can also be caused by a sudden injury. In many cases, these conditions develop in people whose jobs or hobbies involve repetitive movements. As you age, your chance of developing arthritis and degeneration in the knee, leg, ankle, or foot increases.  Other causes include:

  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Other diseases or conditions, like diabetes
  • Local trauma
  • Long periods of standing
  • Previous surgeries

Symptoms of Arthritis and Degeneration in the Knee, Leg, Ankle & Foot

Among the most common symptoms of arthritis and degeneration in the knee, leg, ankle or foot are:

  • Limited range of motion.
  • Increase in localized joint pain with movement.
  • Constant localized joint pain.
  • Pain in the muscles associated with movement.
  • Difficulty in moving the affected area.
  • Tenderness when pressure is applied to the joint
  • Joint swelling, warmth, and redness
  • Increased pain and swelling in the morning, or when not active.
  • Pain and swelling may flare up and be worse during activities, walking, or going up stairs.

Treatments for Arthritis and Degeneration in the Knee, Leg, Ankle & Foot

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your arthritis and degeneration in the knee, leg, ankle or foot a thing of the past!

Nerve pain and damage can seriously affect quality of life.  Sensory nerves communicate information to your brain from your skin and muscles through your spinal cord.  The information is then processed and you feel pain, tingling, and/or numbness in the affected area. Depending on the location and type of nerves affected, nerve damage symptoms can vary greatly.  Proper evaluation will determine whether the injury involves peripheral nerves or the motor nerves that control movements and actions and send messages to the brain through the spinal cord.

Causes of Neurologic Injuries involving the knee, leg, ankle, and foot

Among the many causes of Neurologic injuries involving the knee, leg, ankle, and foot are:

  • Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome)
  • Compression/trauma
  • Cancer and/or cancer treatment side effects
  • Diabetes (Diabetic neuropathy)
  • Medication side effects
  • Motor neuron diseases (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Some Infectious diseases (Lyme disease, herpes, HIV, and hepatitis C.)

Symptoms of Neurologic Injuries involving the knee, leg, ankle, and foot

Motor nerve damage symptoms can include:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Twitching, also known as fasciculation
  • Paralysis

Sensory nerve damage symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Problems with positional awareness

Treatments for Neurologic Injuries in the Knee, Leg, Ankle & Foot

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your neurologic injuries involving the knee, leg, ankle, and foot a thing of the past!

Pain and weakness in the knees, legs, ankles and feet are common among older patients.  As we age, many factors contribute to our overall strength, flexibility, and ability to move.  Pain and weakness can occur at any age and can also be attributed to overuse, acute injury, genetics, certain diseases, infections, and more.

Causes of Pain and Weakness in the Knees, Leg, Ankle, and foot

Among the many causes of pain and weakness in the knees, legs, ankles and feet are:

  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Other diseases or conditions, like diabetes
  • Local trauma
  • Long periods of standing
  • Previous surgeries
  • Overuse
  • Incorrect posture 

Symptoms of Pain and Weakness in the Knees, Leg, Ankle, and foot

Among the many causes of pain and weakness in the knees, legs, ankles and feet are:

  • Limited range of motion.
  • Increase in localized pain with movement.
  • Tingling, prickling, burning, numbness
  • Sensitive to light touch, heat or cold
  • Joint swelling, warmth, and redness
  • Increased pain and swelling in the morning, or when not active.
  • Pain and swelling may flare up and may be worse during activities, walking, or going up stairs

Treatment for Pain and Weakness in the Knees, Leg, Ankle, and foot

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your pain and weakness in the knees, legs, ankles and feet a thing of the past!

General Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal conditions are the most common cause of severe, long-term pain and discomfort. Musculoskeletal conditions are an association with pain and impaired physical function. Onset can be caused by an acute injury and last a short time, or include lifelong disorders, pain, or discomfort.

Causes of Musculoskeletal Conditions include:

Among the many causes of musculoskeletal conditions are:

  • Arthritis and degeneration
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Injury
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Diseases

Symptoms of General Musculoskeletal Conditions

Among the many symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions are:

  • Pain, weakness, inability to move.
  • Limited range of motion.
  • Increase in localized pain with movement.
  • Tingling, prickling, burning, numbness
  • Sensitive to light touch, heat or cold
  • Joint swelling, warmth, and redness
  • Increased pain and swelling in the morning, or when not active.
  • Pain and swelling may flare up and may be worse during activities, walking, or going up stairs.

Treatment for General Musculoskeletal Conditions

Strive! Pain and Spine Center takes a non-surgical approach to pain management. Dr. Gowda and staff offer advanced and individualized solutions to suit each patient’s needs. Call 352-690-7777 today for your appointment! Let us make your musculoskeletal conditions a thing of the past!