One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This inflammation affects a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting the toes to the heel bone. Pain may decrease throughout the day, but is typically more severe in the morning or after long periods … [Read more...] about Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Nerve Block Injections: What to Know
Many times, a group of nerves – called a plexus or ganglion – causes pain to an area of the body. This pain can be “turned off” by using a specific type of injection that blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain. This is called a nerve block. Nerve block injections are used to … [Read more...] about Nerve Block Injections: What to Know
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Nearly half of patients who have diabetes suffer from some kind of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by high glucose levels. It is common and serious for patients who have diabetes. While diabetic neuropathy can cause issues with the digestive system, blood vessels, … [Read more...] about What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Types of Headaches
Headaches are a common occurrence in adults. So much so that they are the most frequent complaint doctors hear from their patients. Headaches can be truly painful and debilitating from time to time, but are typically treated with over-the-counter NSAIDs or rest. However, in some cases, headaches can … [Read more...] about Types of Headaches
Myalgia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Muscle pain is common, and can originate in any muscle of the body. The medical term for muscle pain is myalgia. Myalgia can be described as muscle pains, aches, and pain associated with ligaments, tendons, and the soft tissues that connect bones, organs, and muscles. Causes of … [Read more...] about Myalgia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is 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 … [Read more...] about What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?