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Carpal Tunnel Foods to Avoid

Repetitive motion in the hands and wrists can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition marked by inflammation. Typing, sewing, and painting are just a few of the many activities that can lead to swelling in the tendons, wrists, and fingers. For some patients at our Orange County pain clinic, carpal tunnel symptoms will flare up every so often. So today let’s look at carpal tunnel foods to avoid. … Read more

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Common Causes of Foot Pain

Your feet and ankles are responsible for most of your mobility. Dealing with sudden or growing pain in these areas can make it difficult to complete even the simplest of daily tasks. Understanding the symptoms and common causes of foot pain can help you seek the right treatment right away. For more information, contact OC Pain management. Common Causes of Foot Pain It’s important for you to get back on … Read more

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Back Pain While Working

Whether you sit in an office chair, lift heavy boxes, or make repetitive movements all day, your job at work could be causing your back a lot of pain. Daily activities and stiff postures can really take a toll on the most sensitive part of your body. Your routine work and behaviors put strain and stress on your back over time, which may lead to issues of chronic pain in … Read more

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Can a Spine Injury Cause Headaches?

Spine injuries are very dangerous, intense, and unpredictable. With the spine covering such a large portion of the body – and the nervous system – it can be hard to tell how a spine injury will affect you. But there is a certain connection between certain spinal injuries and the presence of migraines. Can a spine injury cause headaches to appear more frequently? Can a Spine Injury Cause Headaches? Our … Read more

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Hobbies that Cause Carpal Tunnel

Anybody who does a lot of work with their hands hates hearing the dreaded three words: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This condition happens when the median nerve in the hand is compressed too much, causing tightness and pain. Those who suffer from this syndrome find it increasingly difficult to use their hands and fingers as well as they used to. So let’s look at hobbies that cause carpal tunnel. Hobbies that … Read more

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Types of Chronic Pain

If you are dealing with a bodily pain that has lasted for more than a few months, you might have chronic pain. There are many different types of chronic pain that American adults experience on a daily basis, and some forms of pain are more common than others. Types of Chronic Pain CRPM is your premier resource for pain management in Orange County. No matter what type of chronic pain … Read more

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Staying Positive While Recovering from an Injury 

The road to recovery is not a simple one. It can take a long time to heal from injury and recover from constant pain. This not only feels debilitating but limiting in every aspect of life. It makes many of our chronic pain patients wonder if staying positive while recovering from an injury is even possible. Staying Positive While Recovering from an Injury Some days will seem harder than others. … Read more

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Lifestyle Habits that Lead to Back Pain

If there is one part of your body that does the most work and holds the most weight, it’s your lower back. This is why lower back pain is so common in adults as they grow older. While we can’t help that our backs do most of the heavy lifting for us, we can recognize lifestyle habits that lead to back pain more frequently. There are several causes of lower … Read more

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Common Christmas Injuries and Accidents

The holiday season is a joyful time of the year for many, but it is also an incredibly chaotic time of the year. Unfortunately, any hospital or urgent care facility will tell you that the last two weeks of December are often the busiest. While some accidents are bound to happen, there are a few common Christmas accidents and injuries that you should actively avoid. Below, you’ll find the most … Read more

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Jobs that Cause Carpal Tunnel

Most physical labor involves the use of your hands. But some jobs might be working your joints and bones way too hard. When some of the biggest nerves in your hand become too squeezed or stretched thin, they can cause carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that can be triggered by repetitive motions with the hand. Jobs that Cause Carpal Tunnel While every manual movement can put you at risk … Read more