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Benefits of Seeing a Wound Care Specialist

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, delayed wound healing is a silent epidemic that affects the lives of more than 6.5 million Americans today. If left untreated, chronic wounds could lead to loss of limb or even death! A wound care specialist is a healthcare professional with advanced training in the treatment of […]

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7 Reasons You Should Try Acupuncture

Today acupuncture is recognized and recommended by many doctors as an effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. It involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin at certain specific points on the body. These points are places where nerves, connective tissue, and muscles can be stimulated to optimize health and wellbeing. […]

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Could I Have a Slipped Disc?

The human body has 23 spinal discs located between each of the bony spinal vertebrae. They play the role of shock absorbers holding the spinal vertebrae together while allowing some amount of spinal mobility. The spinal disc has a very interesting structure which is very similar to a jelly doughnut. It has a soft jelly-like […]

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Testing for Shoulder Impingement (Neer test)

According to research studies, 65% of all shoulder pain complaints are related to shoulder impingement, a condition characterized by the repeated pinching of a nerve, tendon, or bursa in the shoulder. Shoulder impingement is a chronic condition that may begin with a simple clicking of the shoulder that slowly progresses to painful clicking, then slight […]

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How to Prevent and Treat Hammertoe

Do you have pain and discomfort in your small toes when wearing your favorite pair of shoes? You are not alone. According to research studies as many as 60 million Americans suffer from forefoot deformities such as hammertoes that can lead to degenerative changes in the foot if left untreated. Let’s look at ways to […]

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When to Consider Knee Replacement Surgery

Did you know that approximately 30,000 knee replacements are performed every year in the US alone? This number is expected to rise significantly in the future. This is in part due to advances in medical science making it possible for people to live longer and more active lives increasing the likelihood of wear and tear […]

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Acupuncture Benefits – Helping Post – Surgery Recovery

Did you know that the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture can be as effective as modern medicine in helpingyou recover from surgery? Results of a research study indicatethat in certain cases, acupuncture therapy may be your best option for treating postoperative pain, nausea, and vomiting. When using traditional postsurgical medications such as opioids,there are potential […]

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Nonsurgical Treatments for Back Pain

Back pain is a very common ailmentfor which thereare a variety of treatmentoptions. Nonsurgical treatments are generally considered the first line of treatment as there is always a slight risk of complications developing from the surgeryitself. The various nonsurgical treatments for back pain include: Pharmacologic Therapy : This would include pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and muscle […]

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7 Ways Diabetes affects Your Bone and Joint Health

Diabetes causes severalchanges in your musculoskeletal systemaffecting your extremities, spine, shoulder, and other joints.Thismay be the result of diabetic complications such as damage to nerve endings (diabetic neuropathy) which resultsin loss of sensation, damage to blood vessels, and the presence of other comorbid conditionssuch as obesity. Here are 7 ways diabetes affects your bone and […]

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What is an Orthopedic Emergency?

When participating insportsor any kind of physical activity, sustaining an occasional injury is part of the game. But how do you distinguish between a minor injury that will get better on its own and an orthopedic emergency? An orthopedic emergency is a sudden injury or disorderof the musculoskeletal systemnecessitating prompt evaluation and treatment to prevent […]

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