Protecting your Knees When Lifting

2018-01-23T12:15:49+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Arms and Legs, Health & Wellness|

As you get older, your number one goal will be to stay just as healthy and active as ever. One of the critical ways to maintain good health is by protecting your joints, including your knees. Knees can be tight or achy, and they can occasionally pop. Knee pain is one of the most common [...]

Simple Solutions for Achy, Sore Muscles

2018-01-23T12:15:31+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Back Pain, Pain Management|

Are you suffering from muscle pain? These five simple tactics could help soothe sore muscles. Fish Oil: In recent research from Indiana University, participants who regularly took fish oil pills were found to have a lower likelihood of pain and sensitivity after completing strenuous workouts. The study lasted 30 days. The researchers divided the participants into two groups of 16 people and had each group take pills daily throughout the study period, with one group taking fish oil and the other taking a placebo.

5 Effective Solutions For Your Sciatic Pain

2018-01-25T11:29:30+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Conditions, Pain Management|

Sciatica is pain in the buttocks and legs arising from impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve runs all the way to the feet and is usually accompanied by back pain at the site of compression. Sciatic nerve pain is a type of radiculopathy. It “can be intolerable," according to Dartmouth College physical therapist Birgit Ruppert. "Some people liken it to the nerve pain you experience if you have a toothache." When searching for sciatica treatment, Phoenix residents can benefit from several safe and effective approaches.

Have Knee Pain Walking The Stairs? Here’s What It Could Mean

2018-01-23T12:15:31+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Conditions, Pain Management|

If you’re going to the 38th floor of a high-rise, no one is going to expect you to take the stairs. But if you choose the elevator to get to the second floor as a pain management tactic, it could be an early indicator of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study from the University of Leeds. Taking a closer look at this study can help us to better understand the knee pain Phoenix residents experience.

How Running Can Actually Prevent Osteoarthritis

2015-02-18T11:42:13+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Arthritis, Pain Management|

running-and-pain-reliefThere is a long-running debate about running in the field of medicine.“The jury is still out,” Dr. Jon Schriner of Michigan State University told LiveScience in 2012. “Some say yes, running is bad for the knees; some say no.” Just-released research heavily favors the pro-running camp, demonstrating that it reduces the likelihood of osteoarthritis (OA). The scientists conducting the study at Baylor College of Medicine assessed subjects who ran on a regular basis for a substantial part of their lives, revealing that they were no more vulnerable to OA than non-runners. Previous studies have shown a strong correlation between running and the degenerative joint disorder. These new findings suggest that the activity itself serves as a defense against physical wear-and-tear such as OA.

What you need to know about treating a knee injury and knee pain

2018-01-30T20:26:39+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Arms and Legs, Pain Management, Video|

Whether it is a fall, a car accident or a sprain from playing sports, a knee injury can be very painful and lead to ongoing problems, such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, difficulty bending, problems weight bearing, locking of the knee and instability. There are five different types of knee injuries and for each there is a specific recommended treatment.

Three Step Guide To Reducing Peripheral Neuropathy & Improving Quality of Life

2018-01-29T17:05:29+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Arms and Legs, Back Pain, Epidurals, Pain Blocks, Therapy|

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is nerve pain that you feel at the far ends of your extremities, your hands and feet. It is often associated with diabetes; in fact, peripheral neuropathy accompanies diabetes in approximately 2/3 of cases. The pain differs in the way that it manifests, but it is often felt as a sense of burning or numbness. Regardless of the specific sensations that accompany it, neuropathic pain tends to be excruciating, making it difficult to participate in day-to-day activities and even sleep properly. This three-step guide is designed to help reduce the pain so that you are able to enjoy your life without constant physical interruptions.