No one likes pain, especially recurring or chronic pain that just will not go away. Our first reflex when we feel pain is to do whatever it takes to make the pain go away. This impulse to stop the pain is much stronger than our desire to understand the cause of the pain. We think first about eliminating the pain and then find out what may have caused it.
Both ice and heat have been used to treat pain for multiple types of injuries and pains. Both can be highly effective in eliminating pain depending on the situation. Whether you should use ice or heat really boils down to the type of pain you are experiencing and the source of the pain. We give a few examples below: [Read more…]
Some people do not even realize that the cushioning cartilage in their joints is breaking down leading to more serious symptoms of osteoarthritis. They might feel stiffness or pain in their knees or hips, but they might dismiss this pain as nothing more than just normal pain from getting older. [Read more…]
In the grand scheme of things, we’re just now tapping into what China and other Asian cultures have known for centuries. Placental tissue therapy is helping to boost stamina, regenerate cells, improve skin and so much more. The positive effects of placental tissue injections, once thought to be merely legends, are now proving to be true.
The weakness, numbness, tingling and discomfort caused by peripheral neuropathy can be irritating and painful. There are a variety of treatment options and remedies available, and many of our patients come to us having tried many of them, but still seek relief from this frustrating nerve disorder. One question we get asked quite often is, “Will compression garments help with peripheral neuropathy?” While we have heard of this method working for some people and not for others, here is a bit of information that might be helpful for you.
For many people, grandchildren are the ultimate reward in life. Grandchildren can introduce a new sense of energy and adventure that can be the source of great happiness. They also present wonderful opportunities to remain active and keep us moving as we get older. [Read more…]
Sometimes, with OsteoArthritis of the Knee or Peripheral Neuropathy, the use of pain medication is unavoidable. We understand that some patients experience tremendous amounts of pain each and every day, and sometimes treatment programs will need to be supplemented with prescription medication. It’s very important to us that each of our patients knows how to use that medication safely.
Living with knee pain can sometimes feel unbearable. Whether it stems from an old injury or is caused by wear and tear as you get older, it’s debilitating and downright annoying at times! There’s nothing worse than feeling that you can’t get around like you did before your knee pain started. [Read more…]