Blog Archive

Help for Your Osteoarthritis Pain Apr 15th, 2021

Arthritis pain can obliterate life as you knew it, limiting your movement, robbing you of beloved hobbies, and even causing clinical depression and anxiety. What’s worse — it can’t be cured. The good news is it can be treated, and if you partner with the right medical team, you can...

Who’s at Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy? Mar 21st, 2021

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) occurs when any of the nerves in your peripheral nervous system become damaged, irritated, or inflamed. These nerves start in your spine and travel throughout your body. Under normal circumstances, they are a valuable asset that allows you to touch, grab, write, walk, and talk. But several...

What’s a Herniated Disc and What Causes It? Feb 17th, 2021

Back pain brings your world to a grinding halt, as you struggle to sit, get up, stand, walk, bend, and all the other essential movements you once took for granted. Globally, back pain is the number one cause of disability, and in the United States, it accounts for 264 million...

Ways To Prevent Sciatica From Happening Jan 20th, 2021

Sciatica is the umbrella term used to describe the symptoms of a pinched sciatic nerve. The list of varied symptoms is about as long as the nerve itself, which runs from the small of your back down through your buttocks and all the way down each leg.  The latest studies...

5 Bad Habits That Could Be Worsening Your Knee Pain Dec 23rd, 2020

You ask a lot of your knee joints, and they typically deliver without complaint — bending, extending, jumping, and bearing one-and-a-half times your body weight with every step. But if you move wrong, carry too much weight, or injure them, they rebel. Here at Elite Physical Medicine, our team of...

Living With Neuropathy (And What You Can Do About It) Nov 1st, 2020

About 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with neuropathy, according to the National Institutes of Health, and it’s likely that the condition affects millions more who haven’t yet been diagnosed. If you struggle with neuropathy, you know how difficult it can be to deal with the pain, tingling, numbness, and...