The Benefits of Nutritional Counseling

The Benefits of Nutritional Counseling

Health is always a key aspect in living a good life. Without proper health, you wouldn’t enjoy the little things that happen to you and your loved ones. One of the most undermined resources towards good health is getting nutritional counseling. Continue reading…

The Benefits of Therapeutic Sports Massage

The Benefits of Therapeutic Sports Massage

While the name sports massage may imply that this is intended for athletes, this form of therapy may actually be beneficial to anyone who has sustained an injury, experiencing chronic pain, and who may have a range of motion that is restricted. This massage therapy got its name since this was originally developed for athletes in order to prepare their bodies for maximum performance or to recover after a game or training. Continue reading…

Learning the Benefits of Chiropractic Therapy

Learning the Benefits of Chiropractic TherapyThe use of chiropractic in medical therapy has gained wide popularity since it was first introduced at the turn of the century. This form of therapy has even been considered as a part of mainstream medical treatment for a number of medical conditions. Clinical trials conducted by established research groups have also shown very encouraging results. Continue reading…

Sprains and Strain: Two Common Sports Injuries

Tendonitis - PromedXOf the numerous injuries that may be sustained during a sports event or any physical activity, perhaps none can be more common than sprains and strains. While this may be minor in some cases, nonetheless, this can still cause pain and discomfort and may require that the individual stay away from any activities for a certain period of time.

Sprains and Strains are Two Different Conditions

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Significant Improvements in Knee Osteoarthritis Condition Reported after Acupuncture

osteoarthritis knee patient

The joint disorder of osteoarthritis has been recognized as one of the most common medical conditions, affecting millions of people in Canada. This is particularly true for osteoarthritis of the knees, which has been identified as the number of reason for disability among Canadian adults.

Since no cure for this disorder has been discovered, the objective in managing this condition is to provide relief from pain and other symptoms. While there are already a number of options available today, it is heartening to note that another alternative, in the form of acupuncture, has been shown to be effective in managing knee osteoarthritis, according to the results of a large-scale study that was published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

Large-Scale, Multi-Site Clinical Trial

For this multi-site clinical trial, 570 people diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were recruited. These participants, who were aged 50 years or older, reported significant pain in the knee before joining the study. These subjects had not undergone any knee surgery or used steroid or similar therapies six months prior to the start of the clinical trial. Continue reading…

Managing Pain Through Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

Managing Pain Through Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

With the number of people suffering from chronic pain increasing at a rapid rate, we are also seeing the emergence of more treatment methods as part of the pain management of these numerous medical conditions. Although not exactly new, the use of nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy has been gaining popularity in recent years. Here is an overview of spinal decompression therapy in order to be acquainted with this treatment method.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy may be defined as a treatment option that involves the stretching of the spine, using a traction table or other similar devices, with the objective of relieving chronic pain such as back pain and leg pains and those that may be due to discs that have bulged, herniated, or degenerated. This therapy uses the same principle used in spinal traction that is commonly applied by chiropractors and osteopaths. Continue reading…

Learning the Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

It is estimated that over 25 percent of all adults have shoulder pains, with the risk of getting these conditions reaching 70 percent during one’s lifetime. Those who have experienced shoulder pains may attest to the pain and distress the condition may cause, even leading to disability in many cases. To get an idea of this serious condition, here are the more common causes of shoulder pain.

Bursitis

Found in different joints of the body including the shoulders are small fluid-filled sacs called the bursae, which act as cushions between the bones and the soft tissues. The bursae help in reducing friction between the muscles and bones during movements. When the shoulder is exposed to excessive use, there may be inflammation and swelling of the bursae that may lead to a condition called bursitis. This can be very painful and discomforting, making routine activities such as dressing, combing, and driving very difficult. Continue reading…

Tips from PT Experts on Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will attest to the fact that physical therapy will certainly be very beneficial in managing pain and other symptoms associated with this disease. To get the most out of physical therapy when dealing with RA, some PT experts offer these tips and suggestions.

Work with a Therapist Experienced in RA

While admitting that physical therapy is good for rheumatoid arthritis, more improvement may be realized when working with a therapist who has really an extensive knowledge working with RA patients. PT also covers a wide range of medical conditions and there is always the tendency to specialize on a specific condition. Getting a therapist who may be considered an expert on RA may allow him or her to come up with a specific program that will address your specific needs and requirements. Continue reading…

Heat Therapy Beneficial to Patients With Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

It has been well-established in the medical field that physical therapy is an effective method of managing conditions characterized by pain and stiffness, especially those involving the musculoskeletal systems. Of the hundreds of disorders falling under this category, perhaps one of the most common is chronic pain in the lower back.

As many patients suffering from lower back would attest, their conditions have been managed successfully through physical therapy. These conditions may have been addressed through active therapy which involves exercises or passive therapy which involves devices or specific types of modalities. One such modality that has been shown to be very beneficial is heat therapy. Continue reading…