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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Are you experiencing numbness, tingling, and weakness in one or both of your hands? If so, there’s a good chance that you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome.What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway made up of small bones in your wrist. The median nerve, which assists with finger movement, travels through the […]

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trigger point injections

Trigger Point Injections for Treating Pain

Do you have areas of muscle pain, spasm, or inflammation in your body? Can you feel knotted muscle tissue anywhere under your skin? These localized areas of pain are what are known as trigger points. The good news is that a procedure called a trigger point injection (TPI) is an effective treatment option that can […]

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meniscus tears

Meniscus Tears 101: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Knee pain is a chief complaint among many people. In the majority of instances, the cause of that pain is a torn meniscus. It’s a common injury among athletes and, at times, may require surgical intervention. Other times, ice and rest are all that’s called for. Let’s take a closer look at this small but […]

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Dr. Mingi Choi M.D.

6 Reasons to See a Pain Management Specialist

​Dr. Mingi Choi, M.D.Physical pain is, unfortunately, something we all have to deal with from time to time. We can usually relieve common aches and pains with simple remedies like hot showers, ice packs, rest, and over-the-counter pain relievers. But if your pain persists, or even worsens, then you should seriously consider making an appointment […]

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knee arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy – ACL & Meniscus

The main advantage of knee arthroscopy for ACL and meniscus injuries is the ability to have a multitude of views inside the joint, unlike surgery in which an open incision is required. This method of examination usually does very minimal damage to the surrounding tissues and allows the surgeon to pinpoint the issue in a […]

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4 Common Sports Shoulder Injuries

4 Common Sports Shoulder Injuries

As one can expect, shoulder injuries occur quite frequently amongst sports athletes. Even those with more moderate activity levels can encounter some of these common shoulder injuries. These conditions can be linked to chronic pain and other areas such as the neck. Treating these conditions early-on in a proper manner is vital for full recovery […]

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Common Sports Injuries and How To Avoid Them

This is a list of injuries we see most often in this office. As much as we enjoy our work and take pride in returning champions to their respective fields or arenas, it makes us even happier to share useful tips on how to avoid such injuries in the first place.​Achilles tendonitisWhen Achilles’s mother asked […]

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