Dorota M. Gribbin, MD is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Columbia college of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Section Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (Hamilton, NJ).
Pain can restrict your activities and impact your mood. It may be classified as acute pain which is severe and may be an indication that some part of your body is injured. Chronic pain may be caused due to a disease process.
Tension-type headache is the most common type of headache and is characterized by dull pain and tightness in the head, neck, and shoulders on both sides. It may be either episodic (30 minutes to a week) or chronic (more than 15 days a month for three months).
The most common cause of neck pain is injury to the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments or nerves) or prolonged wear and tear. Traumatic accidents or falls and contact sports can cause severe neck injuries and pain.
Pain in the shoulder may suggest an injury, which is more common in athletes participating in sports such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. The injuries are caused due to the over usage or repetitive motion of the arms.
The elbow is a hinge joint made up of 3 bones – the humerus, radius, and ulna. Damage to any of the structures that make up the elbow joint can cause elbow pain.
Hand pain is characterized by distress in the joints and tissues of the hand or fingers. Hand pain can be depicted as pulsating, aching, increased warmth, prickling, irritation and inflexibility.
Back pain or backache is the pain felt in the back that may originate from damage to the muscles, nerves, bones, joints, or other structures in the spine. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems experienced by most people at some time in their life.
Hip pain, one of the common complaints, may not always be felt precisely over the hip joint rather in and around the hip joint. The cause for pain is multifactorial and the exact position of your hip pain suggests the probable cause or underlying condition causing it.
Knee pain is a common condition affecting individuals of various age groups. An injury or disease of the knee joint or any structure surrounding the knee can result in knee pain.
Foot pain occurs from distress induced by certain factors on the foot. It is a common problem experienced by young athletes involved in various activities such as running and jumping. Normally, foot pain can be treated with home treatments and may take time to heal.
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As I turned 90 years old I began having trouble in the area of my left hip. There was pain, stiffness lack of mobility, and lower back pain.
But with Dr. Gribbon\'s magic treatment at 93 the pain and stiffness are gone, I have my mobility back, and my back is fine.I am able to walk in my... – Gypsy Birdseye
I would like to THANK Dr. Dorota Gribbin for the excellent care by her! Also, the physical therapist for “Hands On Rehab” care that I have been given.... – Ellen E. F.
After the tenotomy procedure that Dr.Gribbin performed, my knee pain has completely gone away after years of other treatments that did not help much. i am so happy and grateful for Dr.Gribbin and that I can walk without pain now.... – Teresa Z.
Dear Dr. Dorota Gribbin,
About 1 year ago I started having pain in my right leg. I went to the doctor and found out I have arthritics in my right hip and I need surgery. At the time I did not want to operate, because I had other issues with my health. The pain was so bad that I was not ... – Krystyna W.