Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder affects the joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. Your TMJ lets you move your jaw up and down and from side to side, making it possible for you to chew, yawn, talk, and more. Any problems with this joint will need to be treated. Symptoms [...]
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome encourages a sedentary lifestyle, but recent research suggests that curling up in bed waiting for your aches to disappear could make your condition worse. Exercise not only improves lower back pain symptoms, but reduces your odds of ever developing the problem in the first place. Positive Effects of Exercise on Back [...]
Almost 10% of the U.S. population suffers from a mood disorder, and 19% of them use prescription opioids. Patients with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are vulnerable to highs and lows caused by medications that directly influence their moods, are prescribing them to this vulnerable group is a contentious issue. Some physicians suggest opioids as a [...]
When you feel pain, you want it to be gone. Whether it is leg, knee, back or head pain, it's all the same in that it hurts and all you want is some relief. Did you know that the longer you live with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome the worse it can become? You may think [...]
Even if you don't suffer from some type of knee pain, chances are you know someone who does. It is a very common problem for millions of people. Often, chronic knee pain can lead to knee surgery. Total knee replacement surgery is a big deal. Not only is it a full surgical procedure, but it [...]
Did you know that the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body? It begins in your lower back and runs down through the entirety of your leg. If you've ever experienced sciatic nerve pain, you know it can be excruciating. The pain starts in your back and shoots down your leg. Typically, it [...]
concluding that the fitness level and overall health is extraordinarily high. However, in June 2013, the European Heart Journal published a study that concluded that the rule of moderation applies to physical fitness and exercise. The results found that when the body is pushed to extreme limits too fast and for too long it could have a negative affect. This is a good reminder of how important it is to ease into an exercise program and monitor exertion levels.
Physical therapy (PT) and trigger point massage therapy can help a broad spectrum of patients with many types of medical conditions. Here are the basic candidate criteria for PT and for massage therapy, along with a couple of common questions and answers related to each form of 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.