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5 Tips for Staying Active With Arthritis Oct 12th, 2020

A certain degree of arthritis is inevitable as you age, especially osteoarthritis, the kind that wears away the protective cartilage in your joints. But no matter which of the more than 100 types of arthritis you have, to some extent you can control how quickly it progresses, how much pain...

Posture Matters — Sitting Up to Combat Neck and Back Pain Sep 10th, 2020

When a long day at the computer has you reaching up to rub your aching neck, or standing in line for hours for concert tickets kills your back, you can bet your posture is to blame. A strong musculoskeletal system and some conscious effort on your part to avoid slouching...

4 Tips to Protect Your Knees Aug 11th, 2020

Knees are complicated joints that have to support your entire body weight while bending, lifting, squatting, and walking. They are strong and resilient, but they can only take so much abuse before they give in, and when they do, you’re sidelined for weeks or months until they heal. If you’re...

What Can I Do About a Frozen Shoulder? Jul 15th, 2020

You haven’t been in an accident and you’ve sustained no injuries, yet you can’t move your shoulder to do normal, everyday things like open a cupboard or take off your shirt. You may have adhesive capsulitis, otherwise known as frozen shoulder. Most people suffer some kind of shoulder pain in...

5 Telltale Symptoms of Arthritis Jun 11th, 2020

When most people talk about arthritis, they’re referring to general pain in the joints. But they don’t realize that arthritis is merely a broad term for more than 100 unique conditions that affect your joints. Some are more common than others, with the two most prevalent being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid...

Use PRP to Treat These 5 Conditions May 18th, 2020

Maybe you’ve heard about all the sports stars using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and wondered if you might be a good candidate for it. Or maybe it’s a new term to you and you have no idea what this is.  At Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists, interventional pain management...

Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for a Repetitive Stress Injury? Apr 15th, 2020

If you have burning, tingling, numbness, and pain in your legs, back, arms, neck, or joints because of the type of work you do or a sport you play, you may have a repetitive stress injury (RSI). Unlike an acute injury that occurs as a result of a one-time accident,...

Living With Arthritis Mar 17th, 2020

From tying your shoes to opening a jar of pickles, there are countless things you do every day that call upon your joints to get the job done. But when you have arthritis, the swelling and pain make these simple tasks nearly impossible. Dr. Damon Christian Kimes at Roswell Pain...

5 Tips for Preventing Sports-Related Shoulder Injuries Feb 27th, 2020

If you’re an athlete, chances are you rely heavily on your shoulders to perform. Whether you throw, hit, swing, lift, or press, your shoulder joints come into play. They’re the most complex joints in your body and give athletes both stability and mobility.  And that’s a hard balance to strike,...

Is Lower Back Pain Holding You Back from Doing the Activities You Love? Jan 31st, 2020

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 80% of Americans will experience some type of back pain during their lives. Think about how long you’ve been living with lower back pain, and ask yourself how many times that pain has gotten in your way. Don’t you think...