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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis and How Can I Prevent It? Jun 26th, 2020

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common sources of foot pain complaints. This condition causes excruciating heel pain, specifically at the bottom of your heel.  While treatments are available and we can relieve the pain, the exact cause of plantar fasciitis hasn’t been determined. This makes it difficult to...

Learning Your Triggers for Migraines May 26th, 2020

What exactly causes migraines is a mystery, and many studies have gone into how and why these powerful headaches form. Most people with frequent migraines have triggers that lead to a headache. Pinning down these triggers is the first step to avoiding them, so here are some tips on how...

5 Habits to Help Reduce Daily Back Pain Apr 21st, 2020

Back pain can be annoying, exhausting, and debilitating. Depending on the cause of your pain, it can be difficult to find ways to reduce it. Along with treatment, you can develop everyday habits that make your life easier and avoid pain as much as possible.  At Integrated Medical Solutions of...

Guidelines to help you through this. Apr 1st, 2020

Guidelines to help you through this:  Wash your hands frequently throughout the day, especially after touching your face or any public surface like a doorknob, shopping cart, etc. Be sure to use soap and apply across your hands (and under your nails) for a full 30 seconds before rinsing. Avoid...

Plantar Fasciitis: Three Common Myths Mar 23rd, 2020

Like many other conditions, plantar fasciitis has some myths surrounding it. And with social media spreading these myths, you may find it difficult to get the facts. If you think you might have plantar fasciitis or want to learn more about your diagnosis, here are three common myths, along with...

Managing Neuropathy: 5 Lifestyle Tips Feb 1st, 2020

Over 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, and this doesn't include undiagnosed or misdiagnosed cases. Peripheral neuropathy can manifest in a number of ways, many of which can directly affect your daily life. Managing your symptoms is key to coping with your condition.  In Knoxville, Tennessee, we at Integrated...

Keep Your Heart Healthy by Keeping Your Diabetes in Check Jan 31st, 2020

Did you know that individuals living with diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop heart disease than those without diabetes? The two conditions are inextricably linked and the consequences of improperly managing diabetes are often dire. Approximately 68% of diabetes sufferers die of cardiovascular disease or stroke. ...

Surprising Benefits of Acupuncture Jan 10th, 2020

Americans, for the most part, seek acupuncture as an alternative medicine, one that can enhance Western medicine practices. However, for more than 3,000 years, Chinese medicine has used acupuncture as a primary means of balancing life energy flow, or qi, to improve overall health and wellness. Acupuncture can provide relief...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet? Dec 1st, 2019

Consider this: Almost 10% of the U.S. population suffers from diabetes, and this number is increasing each year. No wonder the medical world calls diabetes a national — and global — crisis.  One of the worst side effects of this disease is the impact it can have on your feet....

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Nov 1st, 2019

Back pain happens to almost everyone at one time or another. If you have back pain, you’re not alone. Over 31 million Americans are experiencing back pain right now.  Sometimes back pain is the result of injury or a known health condition. Other times lifestyle choices put us in pain,...

Living With Plantar Fasciitis Oct 1st, 2019

Are you living with what seems like the unending heel pain of plantar fasciitis? If so, you’re not alone. Over 1 million Americans are diagnosed with this condition every year.  Plantar fasciitis is painful, but living with it doesn’t have to be. At Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville, our compassionate...

5 Biggest Causes of Knee Pain (and How to Avoid Them) Sep 1st, 2019

Knee pain can really put a cramp in your style. If you're experiencing chronic or acute knee pain, it might be due to injuries, mechanical problems, or your weight. In many cases, you can do a lot to support your knees and reduce your pain! At Integrated Medical Solutions of...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective Aug 1st, 2019

Regenerative medicine therapies, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP), are becoming more and more popular. Chances are, you've heard of PRP by now. You might even be wondering whether it's really effective. Medical researchers and physicians are continuously studying and testing the efficacy of PRP, and right now, the evidence points towards...

Myths and Facts About Acupuncture Jul 1st, 2019

Acupuncture is an incredible resource for people with a wide range of issues. It’s not some sort of mystical cure-all, but a professionally administered, proven healthcare protocol that can benefit you in multiple ways. But if you’ve never had acupuncture, you might not know what to expect or how exactly...

Understanding the Different Types of Stem Cells Jun 1st, 2019

The exciting field of stem cells is opening up as researchers in regenerative and integrative medicine continue to make new discoveries. But what exactly are stem cells, and how can they be used to create cures for illness and disease? Different types of stem cells Stem cell variations are vastly...

3 Factors That Put You at a Greater Risk For Developing Sciatica May 2nd, 2019

Sciatica is characterized by pain that travels from your lower back down to your hips, buttocks, and legs. Someone experiencing sciatic pain will usually have pain that goes down one side of their body, and it may feel anywhere from mild to excruciating. Sciatic pain can happen at any time,...

Don't Be Burdened by Neuropathic Foot Pain Apr 3rd, 2019

Damaged nerves do much more than leave you feeling numb. A common type of neuropathy – the medical term for nerve damage – occurs in your feet. Frequently, this is due to complications of high blood sugar, but it may also result from injuries, infections, or other reasons. Neuropathic foot...

3 Awesome Facts About Stem Cells Mar 1st, 2019

While modern science has unraveled many of the human body’s mysteries, we’re really only scratching the surface. Just think: The human body is made up of an estimated 7 octillion atoms, each doing its part to sustain your life as you know it. In terms of sheer numbers, it will...

7 Tips for Preventing Knee Pain During Exercise Dec 17th, 2018

It's a catch-22. Knee pain makes it hard to exercise, especially as you age, but you know that if you don't exercise regularly, pain and other health issues will arise. On top of that, how you exercise could even make the knee pain worse instead of better, making it hard to know what...

Ditch the Pills: Acupuncture Is More Effective in Remedying Back Pain Than You Think Oct 31st, 2018

Acupuncture has a reputation for being expensive and ineffective. Many people believe Eastern medicine is too “new age” and isn't rooted in science, and, therefore, it doesn't work. Traditional Western medicine providers who are unfamiliar with the powerful benefits of acupuncture often advise patients against the treatment. Also, it's in...

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): A Game Changer in Treating Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Sep 28th, 2018

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain, and about 1% of American adults are diagnosed with the painful, degenerative condition each year. The older you are, the higher your risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is sometimes very difficult to treat, but platelet-rich plasma...