Many people have experienced the extreme and sudden pain that comes with a nighttime muscle cramps. These cramps come without warning and can last from just a few seconds to several minutes. They are sometimes referred to as a “charley horse” and can be quite painful, usually waking a person from sound sleep.
When it comes to knee pain treatment, there are many unfortunate myths that exist. Luckily, Arrowhead Health Centers is committed to providing patients with the most accurate information possible. To help spread awareness about OsteoArthritis and the treatment of it, we’ve rounded up some of the the most common myths about OA & knee pain treatment. Read on to discover what’s true and what’s false when it comes to the potentially confusing world of OsteoArthritis knee pain treatment.
Back in 1978, a doctor by the name of Gabe Mirkin wrote The Sports Medicine Book to help with the prevention and treatment of physical injuries and physiological problems. In the book, Dr. Mirkin introduced the R.I.C.E. method for treating injuries sustained from sports or other physical activity. R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
Not everyone will experience knee pain or discomfort in the same way, even when the causes of that knee pain are similar. The small differences in each person’s body structure, health history and genetics will play a contributing role in how they feel pain in their knee and how well they are able to deal with 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…]
As knee joints lose their ability to absorb shock, the result is painful and debilitating knee pain that can keep you from living life to the fullest. While there some very effective treatments and rehabilitations available for osteoarthritis of the knee, including injections and strength training, it is important to find the right doctor who will be able to address the issue correctly. To ensure your knee pain is treated in the most effective way possible, you should focus on finding a doctor with the right experience, one that offers the best techniques and has extensive knowledge of the causes of osteoarthritis of the knee. [Read more…]
Even if you’re not a diehard fan of the coolest game on earth, it’s easy to be wowed by Shane “Doaner” Doan and Mike “Smitty” Smith’s impressive list of career achievements. Their combined accomplishments (just to name a few) include playing in the 2006 Winter Olympics, participating in multiple NHL All-Star Games, earning a combined 5 gold and silver medals at the IIHF World Championships, and the NHL record for most saves in a regulation shutout victory. In 2011, the Arizona (then Phoenix) Coyotes brought home their first Pacific Division title in the history of the team under the leadership of Shane and Mike. Hockey may be a game, but these guys don’t play around. [Read more…]