Athlete Spotlight: John Isner

Athlete Spotlight: John Isner

With over $18 million won in prize money, it’s safe to say that John Isner‘s athletic career has been nothing short of remarkable. Most famous for his strong serve and the 2010 match win against Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon, the longest match in the history of modern tennis, Isner’s carved himself quite a name in the professional tennis world.

Previously having trained with B3 Medical’s athletic trainer, P.J. Orgass, we truly are proud of his accomplishments and for having the opportunity to help him through our sports medicine program throughout the process. Isner has gone from a young rookie with tons of potential to a career-high top 8 player in the world… and he’s still going strong! (more…)

Recap: B3 & The Bolts in Sweden🇸🇪! | NHL Global Series 2019

Recap: B3 & The Bolts in Sweden🇸🇪! | NHL Global Series 2019

In case you missed it, Dr. Tim Bain, sports physician for the Tampa Bay Lightning, traveled with the team to Stockholm, Sweden, to play against the Buffalo Sabres in the 2019 NHL Global Series!

The trip was enlightening, educational, and highly enjoyable – we thank everyone who made our trip such a wonderful memory.

Watch our video recap and see some of our behind-the-scenes highlights!

5 Facts You Never Knew About Pain Management

5 Facts You Never Knew About Pain Management

In 1931, French physician Dr. Albert Schweitzer remarked that “Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” Pain is the number one reason Americans access the health care system, and the number one cause of disability, affecting more people than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. With so many affected, it might seem that all pain could be treated the same, or that intense interventions are always necessary for improvement, but that’s not the case. Following are 5 surprising facts about pain management. (more…)

Knee Pain – When To Worry?

Knee Pain – When To Worry?

The knees are the largest joints in the body, and they bear the forces of the weight of the upper and lower body every time we take a step, walk, or run. Even though the knees are designed to withstand a lot of impact, it’s easy to injure them, either through repetitive movements that wear down their structures, through quick, jarring movements that might accidentally lead to acute injury, or even through good, old wear and tear. What are some common knee problems, and how can we ease the symptoms? (more…)

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Chiropractic Treatments

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Chiropractic Treatments

Use of prescription opioids for pain relief has rapidly devolved into an epidemic of abuse in the US, with reports of over 11 million cases of abuse in 2016 alone. Statistics from the CDC indicate that over 1,000 people are treated in American emergency rooms daily for misuse of these prescriptions, and that number continues to climb. Many patients with chronic pain conditions are looking for healthier alternatives to these highly addictive medications, and are finding relief through alternative treatments like massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments. How can chiropractic care provide a safe alternative for pain relief and healing?

How the Body Responds to Injury

Whether pain in muscles or joints is the result of chronic conditions, acute injury, or repetitive actions, the body will naturally work to avoid or alleviate the feeling of pain. Pain itself is an indicator of injury, and acts as an alert to the body that something isn’t right. To avoid the sensation of pain, we may become sedentary, change the mechanics of our movements, and even develop muscular and positional imbalances to work around it. Although the source of the original pain might have been on its way toward healing, the secondary conditions we created in the body just serve to perpetuate it. How can chiropractic treatments help?

Get in Line

Chiropractic treatment uses hands-on manipulation to bring the joints in your spine and body back into alignment. If you’ve experienced changes in your posture or gait to compensate for pain, adjustments toward natural alignment will alleviate physical strain and compressed nerves to improve functionality in the body.

Muscle Maneuvers

Pain in the body can be unbearable, and in many cases muscles will tense around an injury as we experience the physical, mental and emotional stress of it. Tense muscles tend to hold the body out of alignment, and they also restrict blood flow into and out of an injured area. Chiropractic treatment offers a natural alternative to opioid use for pain relief by giving the body the resources it needs for healing through improved blood flow to the area.

Chiropractic Restores Function

While rest is one of the first things recommended for recovery from an injury, it can very quickly change from something restorative to something that prevents healing. Joints that don’t move don’t heal, and stiffness and swelling in the body lead to lasting pain. Regular chiropractic treatments help to restore mobility in injured joints and muscles, improving the body’s mechanical movements and providing lasting pain relief and prevention of future conditions. Restoration of activity in the body is so important that a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology opined that exercise itself should be considered as a drug for its benefit of improved pain control in patients.

Are you Ready for a Medical Team that’s on your Side?

At B3 Medical, it’s been our mission to offer patients an innovative and compassionate model for care that lets them feel comfortable and confident pursuing quality treatment. By offering the most advanced technologies and a caring team of medical professionals, we empower patients to find genuine healing without the need for invasive surgeries or addictive opioids for pain relief. Contact us today to learn more about how our pain relief options can help you get on the path to a healthy, active, and pain-free life.

Treating Hip Pain Without Surgery

Treating Hip Pain Without Surgery

Hip pain can severely impact your daily life. Surgery isn’t the only way to treat it.

The hip joint is the body’s largest ball and socket joint and it often fits together properly and without pain. When you use the hip, the cartilage that helps prevent friction moves around and can eventually wear down or becomes damaged. That’s when pain begins.

Causes of Hip Pain

Many conditions can cause hip pain. The most common is arthritis. The hip joint gets inflamed and cartilage breaks down. Arthritis can cause stiffness and reduced range of motion.

Fractures, bursitis, tendonitis, strains, and tears can also cause hip pain.

Think RICE

RICE can be the first thing to try to treat hip pain. RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

Avoiding the activities that cause pain is the rest part. Resting the hip for a couple of days and then slowly resuming the activity can help relieve the pain.

Icing the painful area can reduce inflammation. Icing for about 10 to 15 minutes several times a day can help with pain. Make sure you protect your skin, so you don’t irritate it.

Wrapping a thick bandage around the hip and pelvis can provide compression. Reclining with your feet up can help elevate the hip area, relieving the pressure and reducing the pain.

A warm bath or shower can also help, but not if bursitis is causing your pain. Heat can make that kind of inflammation worse.

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Stretching and Exercising Can Help

Stretching your muscles around the hip after physical activity can help relieve pain. Exercising to increase the hip’s range of motion and strengthen the muscles that surround it can relieve pain. Just make sure you choose exercises that don’t cause more pain.

Low-impact exercises like swimming, water aerobics, and yoga can be good for strengthening the hip joint. Ask a trainer or physical therapist about which exercises are good for hips.

Don’t forget about strengthening the inner and outer thighs. These exercises help the areas that support your hips.

Medications for Hip Pain

Sometimes, doctors will recommend medications along with other treatment options. Over-the-counter pain medications like acetaminophen or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen or naproxen can help relieve pain.

Corticosteroids act quickly and can control inflammation.

Before taking any kind of medication, make sure to talk with your doctor.

Non-surgical Treatments

Several types of injections can also help treat hip pain without surgery. Trigger point, epidural, and facet joint injections can help relieve pain.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cells can also help the pain go away.

The goal of the professionals at B3 Medical is to help get you back to enjoying your life without pain or surgery. There are many non-surgical options you can try to make your achy hips feel better. Contact us today for a consultation.