Understanding and Treating Diabetic Neuropathy

What is diabetic neuropathy? The most common complication of diabetes is neuropathy, which is nerve damagecaused by high blood sugar. Most neuropathy affects the legs, hands and feet and usually presents as numbness, pain or tingling. Diabetic neuropathy can also seriously impact the heart, blood vessels, digestive system and the kidneys. Symptoms can range from …

Fibromyalgia Therapies and Treatments

In honor of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day this month, we are doing our part to set the record straight on Fibromyalgia, a condition the MayoClinic calls “one of the most misunderstood disorders in medicine today.” Once thought to be an autoimmune or inflammatory disorder, specialists now agree that fibromyalgia is a disorder of the nervous …

Therapies and Treatments for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

What is CRPS Complex regional pain syndrome, formerly RSD, is a rare but extremely complex and serious pain condition. While it might only affect about 200,000 people in the United States, those who suffer from it experience excruciating pain and often debilitating side effects. There is no cure yet, but there are multiple treatment options …

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Take Charge of Your Health With Self-Checks

Many people are reactive when it comes to their health. They may only call a doctor when they are already sick or in pain. However, the first step to preventing certain health conditions or getting ahead of chronic disease is to take a more proactive approach. Professional Physical Therapy Group recommends prioritizing your health during …

Your Essential Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options

A rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis can be alarming. You’re already in pain and the doctor says there’s no cure – and the disease can get worse over time. The good news is there are plenty of rheumatoid arthritis treatment options out there. Some treatments help with symptoms, while others help to slow the progression of …

Yoga For Pain Management

Pain can consume your life, debilitate the body and distract the mind. Studies have shown that practicing yoga for pain management can help people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, low back pain, and many other types of pain conditions. Aside from turning to yoga for pain relief, this practice strengthens the body and improves range of motion and …