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Leave Joint Pain Out in the Cold
It's time to put the joint and nerve pain associated with osteoarthritis on ice. Dr. Raymond Weiand, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at AdventHealth Palm Coast, is now offering a non-surgical pain relief treatment for joint pain called ioverao. This leading-edge, FDA-approved treatment uses extreme cold to stop nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.
"The iovera° system is a handheld device that allows me to apply just the right amount of extreme cold only to the nerves we want to target — the ones causing pain," says Dr. Weiand. "The process takes about 30 minutes, and does not involve surgery."
Dr. Weiand says most patients feel immediate relief after the treatment. "iovera° doesn't damage any of the tissue in the treatment area," he says. "This is really a game-changer — a safe, temporary pain-relief option that brings relief quickly and can get you back in action, fast. I'm thrilled to offer it in the Flagler community."
Who can benefit from iovera° treatment?
• People who have osteoarthritis knee pain and are looking for temporary relief.
• People who are considering knee replacement surgery (can be used before surgery)
• People who have been avoiding surgery due to fear or another reason
• People who are not candidates for surgery but need pain relief
About Dr. Weiand
Raymond L. Weiand, DO is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with 30 years of experience providing quality and compassionate care. He has expertise in a wide range of orthopedic procedures, including non-surgical pain relief, trauma, fracture repair, hip and knee replacement and upper extremity surgery for the hand and shoulder. He welcomes new patients and accepts most insurance plans.
About AdventHealth Palm Coast
AdventHealth Palm Coast is home to the area’s only Joint Commission-certified Centers of Excellence for hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgeries. This designation is representative of a best-in-class orthopedic program with top rankings in quality, outcomes and patient satisfaction.