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Foods That Are Great for Diabetic Neuropathy

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Foods That Are Great for Diabetic Neuropathy

One of the best and natural ways to help your diabetic neuropathy is through the foods you eat. Filling your diet with foods rich in phytonutrients, omega 3 fatty acids, whole grains, vitamin B-12 and lipoid acid will help with proper nerve functions. So the more conscious you are of what you put into your body, the more aware you’ll be of how it affects your body. Don’t worry, we’re not advising you to reinvent your diet, nor are we going to list what offers the most benefits (because all foods are great for different reasons!), we simply...

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Understanding the 4 Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Neuropathy | Comments Off on Understanding the 4 Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

What is diabetic neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy occurs when the effects of diabetes damages nerve fibres. The relationship between the two cannot be precisely mapped out or explained, but high blood glucose levels have shown to be a major factor in nerve damage. The location of pain is relative to what nerve is damaged, and can occur in all parts of the body. It affects an estimated 20 million people in the US alone, demonstrating to be a common issue amongst diabetics. It is often an underlying issue, and not commonly talked about; people...

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Regenerative Medicine Today

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Regenerative Medicine | Comments Off on Regenerative Medicine Today

Regenerative medicine today.   At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we have been offering regenerative medicine treatments for Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson for decades.   No doubt there are more regenerative options available now than in the past however restoring body function and tissue repair has been a long term philosophy for us.  Prolotherapy is a technique where natural compounds are injected into injured tissue such as tendon and ligament with the intent of attracting your body’s own growth factors to the...

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Advance Beyond Pain Management

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain | Comments Off on Advance Beyond Pain Management

Advance beyond pain management and look toward relief, repair, and restoration.   Most people equate pain management in the Carolinas with narcotics and spinal stimulators but it does not have to be that way.  There are options to provide relief through repair of the underlying condition and restoration of function that provide lasting solutions and obviate the need for pain management.   That does not mean that everyone’s condition can be made like it was brand new but it does mean that treatments such as prolotherapy, PRP and stem cell can...

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Relieving Persistent Muscle Spasm

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Relieving Persistent Muscle Spasm

Relieving persistent muscle spasm is a primary objective at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, SC.   In fact we have been focused on this for over 30 years.  We look at all of the factors that cause muscle spasm including nerve, tendon, ligament, posture, body mechanics, stress and tension, and even metabolic disorders. The key is to discover what is making the muscle spasm persistent to begin with and then do what it takes to fix that.  While that can sometime take time fortunately there are many options and for...

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Sleep Without Restless Legs

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Neuropathy, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Sleep Without Restless Legs

Medication is only one treatment option to let you sleep without restless legs.  While medication can be effective in relieving the symptoms of restless legs it does nothing to reverse or resolve the disorder.   While restless legs are often attributed to problems in the brainstem there are many other causes that are quite responsive to treatment.   Examples include lumbar nerve root irritation, peripheral neuropathy, arterial and venous vascular disorders, and even ligamentous stain of the foot and ankle.  If you live in Greenville,...

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Piriformis Pain Relief

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Piriformis Pain Relief

By treating the underlying reasons for piriformis spasm piriformis pain relief is more than possible.  The piriformis is a unique muscle that crosses between the low back and hip.  Since the sciatic nerve dives through the piriformis if it becomes injured, or if there is associated tendon or ligamentous strain, then it known to cause chronic low back and hip pain.  Treatment of piriformis pain requires specialized expertise.  It is affected by factors such as gait, foot and ankle abnormalities, and hip and low back degenerative arthritis.  In...

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