TIGHT HIPS: HOW TO KEEP YOUR HIPS FROM LOCKING UP

When your hips lock up, it can be intensely painful and have a severe impact on your ability to move normally. Your range of motion may be so significantly decreased that you feel unable to walk or stand normally, and you definitely can’t exercise or go about your daily routine. The most important thing to do when you start to experience this problem is to see a doctor who can determine why it is happening. An accurate diagnosis is key to preventing further complications in the future. Your doctor may recommend several different methods to treat the issue, including the […]

HOW TO STRETCH WITH RESISTANCE BANDS

Stretching is how you stay flexible no matter what your situation. Whether your back aches because you sit all day long or you are working to heal an injured joint. Stretching opens the muscle up to its full extent, increasing the circulation. Resistance bands are a practical choice for stretching exercises because they add tension to the move and are easily portable. Consider four stretching exercises you can do anywhere with resistance bands. How to Handle Resistance Bands Start by learning how to handle the resistance band. The bands come in different weights. Beginners will want to start with medium […]

HOW TO REDUCE HAND AND WRIST PAIN AT WORK

An ounce of prevention goes a long way when it comes to hand and wrist pain associated with work. Repetitive use injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, a disorder that leads to pain and weakness in the hand and wrist, are more common in this technological age. People spend hours sitting at desks and using a keyboard and that takes its toll on these delicate joints. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics lists chronic hand and wrist pain as one common reason employees miss work. Find out what you can do to manage or even prevent work-related hand and wrist problems. […]

HOT VS. COLD: WHEN SHOULD YOU USE EACH TO TREAT PAIN

Should you ice that painful joint or put the heating pad on it? It’s a common question that comes up. Chances are you’ve tried both and gotten a certain amount of relief from each, but they offer different mechanical actions. The truth is either one will off a degree of initial comfort, but there are basic rules that help you decide what form of temperature therapy is right for each type of pain. When to Use Cold Therapy Cold treatment reduces inflammation or swelling. If you keep that in mind, then you get a sense of when ice is the […]

ELECTRODE THERAPY: THE HISTORY AND BENEFITS

>Can using electrodes help you deal with chronic pain? Electrical energy is a tool with many medical benefits including pain management. In 1856, a French neurologist discovered a method of using alternating current to trigger muscle contractions. Today, electrical muscle stimulation is an approved form of rehabilitation and pain management. What is Electrode Therapy? Electrode therapy, or more commonly referred to as electrotherapy, is exactly what it sounds like – the use of electric energy to mimic the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract. The electrodes are attached to the skin around the affected area to work those muscles. […]

PAIN SOLUTIONS TREATMENT CENTERS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE GROWING AND EXPANDING THEIR PRACTICE

Pain Solutions recently joined forces with Alliance Spine and Pain Centers to become the largest interventional pain management group in the Southeast. This union means that Pain Solutions patients now receive even more convenient, innovative, and expert care. Pain Solutions offers patients the convenience of 20 locations across Atlanta, Northwest Georgia and Augusta, and care from one of 24 board-certified interventional pain physicians. Treatments are done in clinical settings or in one of 14 state-of–the-art ambulatory surgery centers. Patients will benefit from the innovation and best practices of two premier healthcare providers, as well as benefiting from the business efficiencies […]

5 GREAT BEDTIME STRETCHES

Everyone knows stretching is good for you, but most people fail to work it into their everyday routine. Many people assume that stretching requires considerable time and a huge amount of effort, but that is actually not true. You can easily fit the following five stretches into your daily routine in just a few minutes each day, immediately prior to bedtime. You’ll sleep better, and wake up feeling refreshed as well! Stretch the Legs Begin by laying on the bed, flat on your back. Gently bring one of your knees up to your chest while keeping the lower back relaxed. […]

DEALING WITH FROZEN SHOULDER SYNDROME

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, also called Adhesive Capsulitis, is a condition that can cause a great deal of suffering. People with Frozen Shoulder Syndrome have a dramatically reduced ability to move their shoulder joints comfortably. There is hope for individuals with this condition, as long as they seek appropriate treatment promptly and use some smart prevention tips in the future. What Exactly is Frozen Shoulder Syndrome? Frozen Shoulder Syndrome is a condition that causes extreme restriction of the shoulder joint. All of the connective components of the shoulder — the bones, tendons, and ligaments — are bundled together in a tough […]

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR YOU

Whether you are an elite level athlete or an occasional weekend runner, having the right running shoes can make a world of difference in your comfort level. For a runner, shoe selection is absolutely critical. You will spend considerable time wearing these shoes, and you want to have the most comfortable ride possible. Beyond that, choosing the right running shoes can help keep your feet healthy and help prevent common running complications like plantar fasciitis and shin splints. Your Foot Shape: Why it Matters The first thing a runner should do when considering shoes is determine their foot shape. High […]

PAIN SOLUTIONS TREATMENT CENTERS WELCOMES NEW PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Anesthesiologist Pallavi Gupta, MD joins Hiram and Marietta offices Pain Solutions Treatment Centers continues to grow and expand its services with the addition of board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Pallavi Gupta. Dr. Gupta is now seeing patients at the Pain Solutions Marietta locations at 400 Tower Road, Suite 350 and Hiram location at 144 Bill Carruth Parkway, Suite 2300 and is available to offer innovative, non-surgical pain relief to the community. Appointments for all offices can be made by calling 770-590-1078 and pressing “option 2” or visiting our website at www.painsolutionsatl.com. Pain Solutions founder Dr. Thomas Hurd said, “We are very excited […]