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Chronic Pain vs. Acute Pain – What's the Difference?

Chronic Pain vs. Acute Pain – What’s the Difference?

Pain comes in many forms. The way you treat your pain may vary based on the type of pain you’re experiencing. Two of the main categories of pain are acute pain and chronic pain. In this guide, we’ll compare acute pain vs. chronic pain to help you better understand the discomfort you’re in. We’ll also … Read more…
Do Compression Sleeves Actually Work?

Do Compression Sleeves Actually Work?

Compression therapy has been around for thousands of years, but modern-day compression socks and sleeves have only been around for a few decades. If you’re dealing with joint pain or swelling, compression products could stimulate healing and provide short-term relief. Let’s take a look at how compression sleeves work and who can benefit most from … Read more…
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Help! I Have Joint Pain in Different Parts of the Body

When some people complain about joint pain, it is centered on a specific joint, such as the knee or hip. This type of pain can be treated with targeted pain management. But what happens when your joint pain is sporadic and all over the place? One day, your ankle hurts, and the next, your thumbs … Read more…
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Is Arthritis Hereditary?

If your grandmother has arthritis, does that mean that you’ll get it, too? Can you develop arthritis if no one in your family has arthritis? These questions all stem from one concept: Is arthritis hereditary? We’ll take a closer look at why some people are more prone to arthritis than others so that you can … Read more…
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Pros and Cons of Using a Massage Gun for Pain Relief

Massage guns, otherwise known as percussion massage guns, have become a readily available tool for relieving sore muscles. The end of the gun oscillates to massage various parts of your body. If you’ve thought about investing in one of these handheld massage tools, check out the pros and cons below. We’ll help you determine if … Read more…
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Can Chronic Pain Cause Fatigue?

Do you feel constantly tired even after a night of sleep? Have you noticed a change in energy as a result of chronic pain? This is a common experience for people with chronic pain. We’re here to break down the science behind why pain creates fatigue and provide solutions to help you get better rest. … Read more…
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Unlocking Relief: Yoga and Stretching Routines for Back Pain Sufferers

If you are suffering from back pain, then stretching exercises and yoga may be just what the doctor ordered. Mobility in your body, flexibility along your spine, and core muscle strength can help reduce the stress on your back and provide relief without requiring invasive procedures or medications. Join us today as we explore some … Read more…
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Understanding Hip Pain: Common Causes and Lifestyle Modifications for Relief

Hip pain is something that everyone will experience at some point in their lives. However, chronic pain is a condition that affects certain at-risk groups more than others, and it can be a miserable experience. Yet, relief is possible through lifestyle changes ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. So, what can you do? Common … Read more…
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How to Prevent Tech Neck (Neck Pain from Phone Use)

Have you noticed an increase in neck pain since you’ve had a cell phone? That may not be the result of aging alone. You could be experiencing symptoms of “tech neck.” Here, we’ll discuss what tech neck is and how to prevent neck pain from phone use. What Is Tech Neck? Tech neck is a … Read more…
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What is the Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Arthritis?

With similar names, osteoarthritis and arthritis are two commonly confused conditions, often because both are part of the rheumatism family of pathology. However, they are two very distinct conditions with different symptoms and causes. So, what is the difference, and what are some common treatment paths for each? Join us below as we cut through … Read more…
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Exercises to Help With Kneecap Pain (Runner’s Knee)

Knee pain is among the most common conditions for active adults, those working in physical fields, and athletes worldwide. Runner’s knee is pain located around the front of the kneecap, which connects to the femur. Exercise and activity can be among the best treatments for runner’s knee. So, here are several exercises that you can … Read more…
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Sleep Tips to Manage Joint Pain

You sleep for approximately 1/3rd of your life, and the way you sleep can have a huge impact on your joint pain. The right sleep position and sleep environment can make a world of difference in your day-to-day discomfort. Check out these sleep tips to manage joint pain, courtesy of the pain management specialists at … Read more…
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Conquering Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Solutions, and Steps to Pain-Free Feet

Are you experiencing heel pain? Plantar Fasciitis is the most common condition which causes such discomfort. This condition is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia — a tough, fibrous band of tissue that runs along the sole of the foot. When you put pressure and weight on the heel of the foot, it can … Read more…
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Understanding and Alleviating Elbow Pain: From Tennis Elbow to Arthritis

Elbow pain may seem minor to those who have never experienced it, but it can constantly hinder everyday life. Even the simplest tasks, like getting yourself dressed, can be made hundreds of times more difficult when you have pain and loss of mobility in your elbow. But what causes elbow pain, and how can you … Read more…
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Desk Jobs and Neck Pain: Ergonomics and Habits for a Healthier Workday

Desk and office jobs are the most common professions in our modern era. As industrialization has moved us away from the back-breaking labor of our ancestors and the hazards of such jobs, it is easy to believe that stresses on our bodies are small, but that is not the case. Desk jobs still strain the … Read more…
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Arthritis and Lifestyle: How Diet, Exercise, and Stress Impact Joint Health

There are many different ways to mitigate your stress and pain from arthritis symptoms. However, the most important among them is how you maintain your lifestyle. Things such as making good dietary choices, engaging in physical activity, and controlling your stress can all make a world of difference when suffering from arthritis. Join us below … Read more…
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Will Chronic Pain Ever Go Away?

After a few months of pain, you may start to feel like it will never go away. Hope from the early stages turns into helplessness and despair. The good news is that chronic pain can go away with the right treatment plan. That’s where we come in! What Is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is defined … Read more…
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Understanding Your Options: A Comprehensive Guide to Non-Surgical Treatments for Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of the most common ailments that can strike anyone at a moment’s notice. From athletes to the elderly, no matter who you are, it can slow you down and crush your plans. While surgery may be an option, it isn’t the only one, and there are several alternatives, many of which … Read more…
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The Role of Nutrition and Hydration in Back Pain Treatment

Poor nutrition among patients is a common condition that accompanies spinal and back muscle pain. It may seem obvious, but staying hydrated is essential to living a pain-free and comfortable life. Furthermore, while we are wired as humans to enjoy more fatty and sugar-filled or salty foods, they should be used in moderation. But what … Read more…
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Introducing mild® Treatment Path Now Available at Macomb Pain Management

mild® is a short, outpatient treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) that restores space in the spinal canal to help improve back and leg pain.* Using specialized tools and imaging, mild® addresses a major root cause of LSS by removing thickened ligament through an incision smaller than the size of baby aspirin, leaving no implants … Read more…
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How Pain Relief Injections Work

Topical pain relievers and over-the-counter medications are not designed for long-term pain relief. If you’re using these options to treat chronic pain, you’re probably frustrated with the results. Macomb Pain Management offers innovative pain management procedures, including image-guided injections. Read on to learn how pain relief injections work. Delivering Pain Relief Where It’s Needed Most … Read more…
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Is Pain Management Covered by Health Insurance?

If you’re worried about the cost of pain management, you may be pleased to know that your health insurance could cover some or all of your expenses. It largely depends on the type of coverage you have and the type of care you’re receiving. Let’s go over what to expect with health insurance for pain … Read more…
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Knee Hurts When You Bend It? Here’s Why

The knee is one of the most hard-working joints in your body. It takes your weight, allows for freedom of movement, and is constantly engaged when we are awake. Your knee is likely to be bent if you are sitting, walking, running, or doing any other activity other than lying down. Common causes of your … Read more…
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Why Do I Have Sudden Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can come out of nowhere to blindside you and knock you off your life’s path. Whether acute and manageable or unbearable, when your shoulder hurts, it is bound to affect your daily routine. But why does this happen, especially without any apparent injuries? Here we will explore several of the most common causes … Read more…
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Sports Injury Treatment – Steps to Take for Fastest Recovery

When you become injured participating in sports, the temptation may be to get back into training as soon as possible. However, it is essential to let your body recover naturally and give yourself time to rest. Here we will explore a few steps on how to take care of yourself while bouncing back in the … Read more…
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8 Tips to Help Ease Joint Pain

From the day we are born, our joints have been working overtime for us. However, as we age, our joints tend to lose their padding and can start to cause mild pain to extreme agony. Aging gracefully is a complex process, and the accompanying joint pain doesn’t make it any easier. So, what can be … Read more…
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Early Signs of Arthritis

Arthritis pain is not limited to senior adults. Young adults, teens, and middle-aged adults can experience arthritis as well. The best way to treat arthritis is to combat the pain early on. This guide highlights the early signs of arthritis that you can watch out for. When Do Arthritis Symptoms Start? The average age of … Read more…
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How to Choose the Right Pain Management Specialist for Your Needs

Are you one of the over five million residents of the US who suffer from pain and chronic discomfort? Do your body aches keep you awake at night, and are they impacting your quality of life? Take back control and reduce your pain by finding a pain management specialist to help relieve your discomfort. Yet, … Read more…
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Top 5 Stretching Exercises to Reduce Shoulder Pain

Our shoulders bear the brunt of our daily abuse. Whether we are lifting something, sitting with a comfortable posture, or making repetitive motions like folding, there is a lot we ask of our shoulders. Overuse, medical issues, and injury can hamper our flexibility and lead to mild or intense pain in the shoulder. However, there … Read more…
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What to Expect at a Pain Management Clinic

If you’re tired of living in pain, you may be looking for a pain management doctor who can alleviate your symptoms. Most primary care doctors have limits to the services they can offer, but pain management specialists focus specifically on pain. Read on to learn what to expect at a pain management clinic. What Services … Read more…
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How Do I Know When My Knee Pain Is Serious?

Are you debating whether to see a doctor for your knee pain? Have you accepted the fact that your knee pain is not going away on its own? Let’s take a closer look at reasons to pursue knee pain treatment so that you can make a plan for your future. Definition of Chronic Knee Pain … Read more…
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What are the Best Options for Knee Arthritis Treatment?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer for knee arthritis treatment. The best option depends on several factors, including the severity of arthritis, an individual’s age and overall health, and personal preferences. Symptoms of Knee Arthritis Arthritis of the knee joint can cause a variety of symptoms. Pain is usually the first symptom to appear and may … Read more…
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What to Do When Joint Pain Medicine Isn’t Helping

Do you feel like you’ve raided the whole pharmacy for joint pain relief, but nothing works? Perhaps you’ve found a medicine that works a little bit, but it doesn’t offer the long-lasting relief you need. The good news is that there are solutions available to eliminate discomfort at the source. Read on to learn what … Read more…
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How a Functional Medicine Doctor Can Help You

A functional medicine doctor is an integrative medical doctor who looks at the underlying causes of illness. They evaluate your health history, lifestyle, and vitality to identify possible causes. Their approach may look at your environment and how it makes you more susceptible to specific allergies and diseases. Some people find functional medicine more effective … Read more…
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Pain Management Clinics – How They Can Help You

The benefits of choosing a Pain Management Clinic are numerous. The first is their commitment to delivering high-quality patient care. Moreover, they feature a modern, comfortable setting and employ talented physicians and compassionate staff. Additionally, the majority of pain-relieving procedures are performed on-site. So, you’re assured of the highest quality of care. Read on to … Read more…
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When to See a Pain Management Doctor

If you’ve been dealing with chronic pain, when should you visit a pain management doctor? This article answers your questions about when to see a pain management doctor, what types of symptoms you should expect, and how they can help you. When should I see a pain management doctor? If you have pain that affects … Read more…