Spring Training and the Cactus League are in full swing in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Fans are tailgating, eating ballpark food, singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and watching athletes perform at a high level. But, baseball players (and fans) know all too well the physical toll that the sport can have on players’ bodies. With each Major League Baseball team playing 162 games in the regular season alone, how is an athlete supposed to hold up to the inevitable pain and injuries? Luckily, there are more treatment options than ever to help players manage pain and reduce the impact of injuries on their performance. The following medical treatments may not be as magical as a perfect game, but they are pretty revolutionary and their potential for pain management cannot be overstated.
Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? In honor, we have taken the liberty of breaking down which vegetables are the healthiest and some not so healthy vegetables. [Read more…]
With each new year comes a trip to your family physician for an annual physical. These physicals are crucial to monitoring your health no matter what age you or a family member are. Another benefit of making this yearly commitment is to ensure that you always have updated medical records for future events. The exams performed vary from doctor to doctor, but you can be sure that an annual wellness exam will provide you valuable information about your well-being, age-related conditions, and future advice for living a healthy lifestyle. Here is what goes into a physical exam and what issues they can detect. [Read more…]
In the struggle to eat healthily, it can be easy to fall into a rut of preparing the same meals over and over again. From relieving osteoarthritis pain to enjoying better-looking skin, diet is an important factor in how we look and feel. Here are some of our favorite healthy recipes that include ingredients known for their abilities to contribute to your overall health and well-being. [Read more…]
Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury and illness. It is an important component in the natural healing process. So it may be counterintuitive, but over time, inflammation is associated with or can lead to a myriad of disorders. [Read more…]
The United States Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 650,000 opioid prescriptions are written each day. Averaging 30 to 200 tablets apiece, that means upwards of 130 million pills are prescribed every day. In correlation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than three out of five drug overdose deaths involve opioids. Recognizing their tremendous threat, the surgeon general in 2016 declared the opioid abuse epidemic is a huge problem. It’s one that only dedicated physicians can bring to an end.
Synthesizing a concoction of cells found naturally in our own bodies and concentrating them to treat ourselves sounds like something on the order of living on the moon or driving a hovercraft to work, huh? Well, welcome to the future. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it is an innovative treatment that practitioners have been refining since the 1990s. And because of its incredibly low risk and rapidly declining cost, the popularity of the technique to treat a range of injuries is increasing.