Category : Pain Management Little Elm TX

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7 Most Common Causes of Joint Pain

Joint pain is a relatively common issue. It can be acute or chronic, mild or severe, somewhere in between. There are many different causes for joint pain, so we’re going to run through the 7 most common causes of joint pain.  1. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative inflammatory condition that occurs with age. The cartilage that cushions your joints breaks down, causing joint pain and stiffness in your joints.  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis RA is an autoimmune condition where your immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of your joints. As a result, Rheumatoid Arthritis causes your joints to become inflamed, swollen, Read more
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Pain Relief for Carpal Tunnel

Do you ever suffer from weakness, numbness, or tingling in the thumb side of your hand? If these symptoms have lasted for several months, you may suffer from a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS. CTS is a frustrating, debilitating condition that causes pain and interferes with daily activities. Luckily, there are numerous pain relief methods for combating carpal tunnel syndrome. What is Carpal Tunnel? CTS occurs when a nerve in your wrist gets pinched. This pinched nerve can affect everything from your fingers up to your shoulder. This nerve runs through a narrow space in your forearm Read more
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Physiotherapy Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot. Plantar fasciitis develops when there is a strain on this tissue. Sometimes heel spurs develop from this condition which is a bony growth on the heel. Physical therapists are trained to treat this condition, and there are multiple treatments and exercises that can help relieve your plantar fasciitis. Here are some treatments and exercises for plantar fasciitis.  The Variety of Treatments A physical therapist will work with you to develop a treatment program fit for your plantar fasciitis, and it may contain any number Read more
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What is Causing my Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain has a variety of origins. You could’ve fallen while exercising, or maybe you have arthritis. You could have even overdone a chore as simple as painting. Let’s discuss some of the common causes of shoulder pain.  Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Dislocation Over-rotation or pulling your shoulder back too hard can dislocate it from the socket. Common symptoms are pain, weakness, swelling, numbing, and bruising.  Fracture Falling too hard or taking a rough hit can cause a bone to break or crack. Pain and lots of bruising are common results of this injury. In addition, you may notice Read more
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Does Topical Pain Relief Work?

As a person who deals with arthritis, you know that your regular prescriptions might not be working as well as they usually do after an especially active day. This pain causes you to look for other pain management options. One of the most common for arthritis patients is topical pain relief, but many patients wonder: Does topical pain relief work? Let’s talk about that.  What is Topical Pain Relief? Topical pain relief usually consists of creams or gels that you apply to your joints. Your body absorbs the substance through your skin. They also come in sprays or patches that Read more
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5 Non-Invasive Pain Management Techniques

Pain management is a complicated thing to get right. Every patient is different, so their pain has to be treated differently as well! Luckily, there are a variety of pain management techniques, many of which are non-invasive. Here are five of our favorite non-invasive pain management techniques at Tieperman Health and Wellness! Non-Invasive Pain Management Techniques Acupuncture This ancient technique has been relieving aches and pains for thousands of years. Western science has proven that acupuncture increases the release of chemicals that fight pain. Due to the location and fineness of the needles, acupuncture does not cause pain. Instead, it Read more
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What Foods Can Help With Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain & inflammation is one of the most common conditions that we treat in Frisco, TX at Tieperman Health & Wellness. We see many patients who try nearly everything to help ease that inflammation. However, many overlook their diets. Many foods in our diets actually make inflammation worse. However, there are also many foods out there that can naturally bring down information. Making simple changes to your diet to incorporate more of these foods can work wonders! The trick is knowing which foods have which effect and adjusting your diet accordingly. Foods that Make Inflammation Worse Knowing which foods Read more
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Food to Avoid When You Have Arthritis

 Suffering from any type of Arthritis can be uncomfortable and strenuous. Observing what specifically improves or worsens symptoms is imperative. Your diet or food products you consume has a large influence on healing and well-being. Take caution when it comes to: Fried & Processed Foods:  Cutting down on fried and processed foods can reduce overall inflammation. Giving your body proper nutrients helps to restore natural defenses. Foods with AGEs:  AGE or advanced glycation end is a toxin that damages important proteins in the body. AGEs accumulate in heated, grilled, fried, or pasteurized food products. Sugars and Refined Carbs High Read more
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What are the signs of arthritis?

 Are you worried you might be enduring early signs and symptoms of arthritis? If so, it’s vital you reach an early and accurate diagnosis of the condition. An early diagnosis can lead to pain management treatment before a serious disability develops further. That said, it can be difficult to distinguish between different forms of arthritis. When in doubt, consult the experience physicians at Tieperman Health & Wellness in Frisco, TX for a full diagnosis of your joint pain. Different classes of arthritis present symptoms that require specialized treatments. The most common and well-known symptoms of arthritis include: Joint Pain. Read more
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What is Fibromyalgia and how do you treat it?

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic condition and ailment defined by increased musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood variations. Symptoms of the condition are often confused with those of arthritis or joint inflammation pain. However, Fibromyalgia is distinctly different because it’s a rheumatic condition, which means that it causes soft tissue pain or myofascial pain. In most cases, symptoms of the condition arise after an incident of physical trauma, surgery, infection, or notable psychological stress. The widespread pain brought on by the condition is generally described as a constant dull ache that lasts for an extended period. This widespread pain Read more