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Are You at Risk for Getting Arthritis? Apr 1st, 2021

About 54 million American adults have arthritis. It’s a degenerative joint condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling — and it has the power to limit your life. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis. Around 33 million Americans have osteoarthritis, which is the most common type. Anyone...

6 Benefits of Rehabilitation Mar 10th, 2021

Maybe you suffered an injury. Maybe you’re living with a chronic pain condition. Or maybe you’re recovering from orthopedic surgery. Whatever the cause, is your daily life limited by pain and restricted mobility? Rehab could help you live life with less pain. It’s a personalized, structured program focused on rebuilding...

Common Migraine Triggers Jan 1st, 2021

An estimated 39 million Americans suffer migraines. Migraines are a type of neurological disease with severe headaches and other symptoms lasting hours to days. The condition has the power to significantly affect your quality of life. The exact reason some people suffer these debilitating headaches and others don’t still remains...

Try These Lifestyle Modifications to Relieve Your Arthritis Pain Dec 1st, 2020

Arthritis is a very common condition, affecting an estimated 54 million Americans. It’s characterized by joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness, which can make even the simplest daily tasks challenging. Arthritis is chronic, and there are more than 100 different types. It affects everyone differently, which means effective treatment looks different...

How Rehabilitation and Exercise Can Help Prevent Some of Your Daily Aches and Pains Nov 1st, 2020

Rehabilitation is a crucial element of recovery following orthopedic surgery or injury. Targeted exercises rebuild strength, increase mobility, and speed healing, but did you know that rehabilitation offers benefits beyond recovery from surgery or injury? In fact, participating in a rehabilitation program could help prevent some of your daily aches...

Bad Habits Contributing to Your Sciatica Oct 1st, 2020

Your sciatic nerve starts at the base of your spine and travels down each leg, all the way to the bottom of your foot. It’s the largest nerve in your body, and for many people, it’s a source of significant pain. Sciatica affects an estimated 40% of Americans at some...

PRP for Muscle and Ligament Injuries: What You Need to Know Sep 2nd, 2020

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is regenerative medicine that’s seen a surge in popularity. Why? Because it taps into your body’s natural restorative healing power without drugs or surgery. PRP therapy uses platelets from your blood to enhance cell regeneration within your body. It boasts cosmetic benefits for skin rejuvenation, but...

Beyond Exercise: What Else Does Rehabilitation Therapy Involve? Aug 11th, 2020

Suffering an injury, facing recovery after major surgery, or living with a chronic pain condition can make moving through your daily life difficult. Rehabilitation therapy is a specialized area of medicine designed to help you heal. The goal of rehabilitation therapy is restoring strength and giving you the mobility you...

4 Uses for Homeopathic Injections Jul 14th, 2020

If you prefer natural ways of addressing pain and illnesses, homeopathy might be right for you. It’s a speciality in medicine that focuses on using small amounts of natural ingredients to target illness and pain.  Traditional treatments often involve synthetic drugs that mask the cause of pain and have a...

How to Reduce Chronic Pain Without Painkillers Jun 23rd, 2020

An estimated 50 million American adults suffer chronic pain, defined as pain that’s persistent and lasting anywhere from several weeks to years. Chronic pain easily affects your quality of life. There are plenty of painkillers available in today’s world, but these drugs come with side effects, and health risks increase...

5 Tips for Building a Better Back and Why It's Important May 6th, 2020

Your back contains 33 vertebrae. They protect your spinal cord, which connects your brain to the nerves, tissues, and muscles throughout your body. And in many ways, your overall well-being centers around the health of your back. Your back is susceptible to injury, whether it’s strain from lifting something heavy...

How Your Sleeping Position Can Affect Your Back Pain Apr 2nd, 2020

Sitting and standing throughout the day can cause discomfort for people who suffer chronic back pain. Reclining or sleeping may sound like the perfect solution when your back is hurting. But for many, that pain doesn’t disappear when they lie down at night.   Getting restful sleep is an essential...

4 Reasons Trigger Point Therapy May be Right for You Mar 9th, 2020

Nearly 50% of American adults are living with chronic musculoskeletal pain. This type of pain is common, but it can be difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to treat effectively. Trigger point therapy is a nonsurgical, drug-free type of alternative medicine for musculoskeletal pain. It’s focused on improving chronic...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Could Be the Perfect Remedy for Your Tennis Elbow Feb 2nd, 2020

Despite its name, you don’t have to be a tennis player to develop tennis elbow. In fact, anyone who engages in repetitive arm and hand motions is at risk for this painful condition. Tennis elbow causes pain in your elbow and arm. Along with pain, it may lead to decreased...

Why Women Are More Likely to Suffer From Chronic Pain Jan 1st, 2020

There are lots of differences between women and men. Some differences, like physical ones, can be fairly obvious. Others, like biological and genetic differences, can’t be seen as easily but they can significantly impact your health.  All of these differences mean that women experience unique health challenges, and some health...

How Physical Rehabilitation Can Redefine Aging Dec 4th, 2019

While people are living longer because of medical advances in the treatment of terminal and chronic diseases, your bones, muscles, tendons, and joints still deteriorate as you age. Unfortunately, a weakened musculoskeletal system can lead to falls and a lack of physical activity, which can increase your risk of developing...

Carrying a Heavy Burden: How Weight Affects Your Joints Nov 1st, 2019

Does arthritis run in your family? Have you noticed pain in parts of your body, such as your back, hands, or knees? Could your weight be contributing to your pain? Even a few extra pounds can put added stress on your body, especially your joints.  At Apple Medical Centers in...

How to Remedy Sciatica and Prevent a Recurrence Oct 1st, 2019

If you’ve been experiencing a burning sensation or an electric-like jolt of pain that starts in your lower back and extends down into your buttock and thigh, or even as far as your calf or foot, the culprit may be sciatica.  Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, ranks as one of...

Bad Habits that Could Be Worsening Your Knee Pain Aug 31st, 2019

As two of the most complex and reliable joints in your body, your knees are built to function flawlessly on demand and under pressure. They support 80% of your weight when you stand and absorb an impact force that’s one-and-a-half times your weight when you walk (or much more, if...

How PRP Is Revolutionizing Pain Management Aug 9th, 2019

When it comes to managing pain, it’s natural to only think about your symptoms. But, if you’re looking for the most effective solution for your discomfort, you should be looking for ways to heal your injury. That’s where regenerative medicine techniques, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, come into play....

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Risk of Migraines Jul 10th, 2019

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is the sixth most disabling disease in the world, and the third most common. But when you’re in the throes of migraine pain, knowing you have company isn’t much comfort. Though researchers still debate what causes migraine, discovering your personal triggers and trying...

Why Exercise Is so Important When You Have Arthritis Jun 1st, 2019

If you’re one of 54 million women and men in the United States with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, your stiff and painful joints may make it difficult for you to accomplish daily tasks, let alone hit the gym or cycle around the park. But whether you have osteoarthritis, which is the result...

How Rehabilitation Therapy Improves Mobility May 29th, 2019

It’s no secret that increased physical activity offers health benefits to people of any age. However, for some men and women, it’s not as easy as slipping on a pair of shoes and going for a walk. Age, illness, and mobility issues can make exercising virtually impossible for many men...

5 Tips for Protecting Your Knees During Exercise Apr 8th, 2019

Whether you’re exercising for fitness or playing for the joy of the game, you need healthy knees to get you where you want to go. Unfortunately, knee injuries affect millions of people every year, including young athletes who many mistakenly think are immune to injury. The joint experts at Apple...

Understanding How Regenerative Medicine Works Mar 5th, 2019

Medical science has long understood that your body works constantly to regenerate itself at the cellular level. Some cells last longer than others. New skin cells replace old about every seven days. Red blood cells last about four months, and a bone regenerates all its cells over 10 years. When...

The Importance of Good Posture and How to Get It Feb 1st, 2019

Have you ever watched someone walk into the room and simply “own it” without uttering a word? It’s probably because they entered with good posture. Good posture not only puts a positive spin on your outward appearance, but it’s also one of the best ways to ensure that your entire...

Why Excessive Sitting is Harmful to Your Health Jan 22nd, 2019

When you first heard the news, you couldn’t help thinking, “What’s this, some kind of conspiracy theory dreamed up by the PR team for standing-desk manufacturers?” But the “news” that prolonged sitting is bad for your health has been around for decades. Recent studies confirm the association, which means you...

PRP and Arthritis: All Your Questions Answered Dec 17th, 2018

Arthritis, the No. 1 cause of disability among American adults, takes many forms, all leading to deterioration of the joints that give you mobility. The degenerative process can move fast or slow, outstripping your body’s ability to repair the damage. Once, joint replacement surgery was the only option beyond pain...

Trigger Point Injections: The Effective Headache Remedy You Haven't Tried Nov 14th, 2018

Most everyone experiences a headache at some point, but some people are prone to chronic and debilitating head pain that interferes with their lives in significant ways. If you fall into this unfortunate group, you’ve likely exhausted the over-the-counter medications that don’t seem to even come close to remedying your...