phantom limb pain

Phantom Limb Pain: Causes and Treatment

Phantom limb pain is the sensation of pain that feels like it is coming from a body part that is no longer there. Once believed to be a psychological problem, research shows that phantom limb pain is a real sensation. The sensation originates in the spinal cord and brain.  What is Phantom Limb Pa...
epidural steroid injection

What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?

Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are a minimally invasive procedure performed to help reduce inflammation and pain caused by nerve root compression. Nerve compressions are caused by herniated discs, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis. Pain, numbness, or weakness along the nerve are symptoms of nerve...
heat and cold therapy on ankle injury

Heat and Cold Therapy for Pain Management

Treating pain with heat and cold therapy can be very effective for a variety of conditions and injuries. This affordable, at-home therapy is often recommended to help relieve aches and pains from muscle or joint damage.  Heat therapy can utilize hot water bottles, heat pads, or warm baths. Cold ...
hip pain in middle aged man

Exercises to Ease Hip Pain

If you’ve been suffering from hip pain, the chronic ache can sometimes seem like more than you can bear. Unfortunately, many who are diagnosed with arthritis report experiencing hip pain. Whether your pain results from arthritis or some other issue, you’ll want to seek treatment to see what can b...
skiing and preventing winter injuries

Staying Safe on the Slopes: The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Winter Injuries

Although winter is a cold season, it’s not all dull as it comes with many seasonal family fun and awesome snow activities, such as skiing and snowboarding. However, the joy can be cut short by winter injuries from these activities without warning. In fact, in the US, it is estimated that an avera...
foot and ankle pain

5 Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot  and ankle pain is a common problem, and we are all at risk of developing it. Still, if you know the reasons behind these pains, there are better ways to manage or even prevent them from happening. Take a read of this article for insight on the most common causes of pain in the […]
man hurt at work

Hurt at Work? Here’s What You Should Do

Getting hurt at work is a legitimate concern to worry about, even when your job doesn’t involve potentially dangerous machinery. Statistics show that at least one worker gets injured every 7 seconds.  Common workplace injuries include the following: •    Repetitive motion injuries such as carpa...