Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is an FDA approved non-surgical approach ot pain relief that has been used since the early 2000s for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tendonitis, elbow pain, etc. ESWT is especially beneficial for patients that have chronic heel pain and have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, arch supports, orthotics, steroid injections or stretching.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and your patterns of hand use. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common job-related injuries and is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injures.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthmas cause recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages but it most often starts during childhood. Asthma can be caused by invasion of the external pathogenic factors, diet, emotional disturbance congenital weakness and chronic illness.
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tissue tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. Fibromyalgia is similar to arthritis in the fact that it can cause significant pain and fatigue. It can also interfere with a persons ability to carry on with daily activates. Fibromyalgia can be caused by physical and emotional stress, problems with the central nervous system.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue on the sole of the foot. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps out of bed, sitting for a long period of time, climbing the stairs and/or after intense activates. This is due to the tightening of the fascia ligament. Pain can occur under or on the side of the heel around the insertion of the ligament.
A wide range of treatment is available for back pain, depending on what is causing the pain and how long it lasts. Most people find that their back pain improves within a few weeks. The goal of physical therapy is to decrease back pain, increase function and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems.
During certain times of the year, individuals experience symptoms of allergies which consist of sneezing, coughing, itching and running nose/eyes. These develop when the bodies’ immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts. People without the condition of allergies will not experience symptoms but those that do react will experience allergy symptoms.
Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed on one side of the face, causing that side of the face to drop. Bell’s Palsy specifically effects the 7th cranial nerve. In oriental medicine, Bell’s Palsy is known as wind attack or external wind stroke attack.