Athletes are notorious for injuries. It’s amazing after a few weeks off, they come back even stronger than ever. With the help of sports medicine there is now an even higher rate of return for athletes. Even injuries such as an Achilles rupture, which is certainly devastating and potentially career ending, are now being treated with success.
When you think about the term laser, some people may automatically imagine a laser sword fight in Star Wars but the laser we are going to discuss is used to battle pain and inflammation, not galactic enemies. So what exactly is cold laser therapy? Let us explain.
The idea of getting an injection can be scary, however when you look at joint injections and understand how they can help get you pain relief, there’s not really that much to be worried about. The benefits of these injections are worth overcoming any fear of needles.
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that bring people to the doctors. If you’re suffering from knee pain, don’t worry. There are many treatment options such as; joint injections, cold laser therapy, physical therapy, sports medicine and chiropractic care that can help get you relief.
Do you suffer from pain or burning sensations? What about numbness or tingling in your lower legs or feet? Have you ever lost sensation in your feet, lower legs, or even your hands or arms? You can be suffering from neuropathy and you’re not alone. MicroVas therapy can help.
Dr. Kevin K. Hsu earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certified in subspecialty of Sports Medicine and is also a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Hsu completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at RWJMS-JFK Johnson serving as Chief Resident during his final year. Following his residency he completed his Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at the Florida Spine Institute.
Some people have asked me whether or not walking every day counts as exercise. First of all, for those who walk every day, I commend you. The topic of walking reminds me of years ago, when I was challenged to wear a pedometer (a device that counts the number of steps taken) and walk at least 10,000 steps per day (equates to approx. 5 miles). At that time I was an intern at a hospital and by the end of the day I walked about 6,000 steps (about 3 miles). This left 2 miles by the time work was done, and I can be honest, most of the time I failed to finish the extra 2 miles because when I came home it was often dark and very late.
Physical activity is important for so many reasons. Being active can increase your chances of living longer, help you feel better about yourself, help you maintain or achieve a healthy weight and can help you get better sleep at night. Ocean County is known for the Jersey Shore and has a lot of perks for its residents, including the boardwalk, ocean, bays, lagoons, shopping, festivals and so on. One thing in particular that excites us about Ocean County is all of its great places outdoors to get some exercise. Here are a few of our favorite places.