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Physio and Regenerative Therapies: A Seeming Perfect Match for Recovery Aug 30th, 2022

As the field of regenerative medicine continues to grow, offering new treatment alternatives, so too has physical therapy adapted. Independently, both areas offer successful treatment plans that help patients avoid costly invasive surgeries and dependence on medication. But when used in conjunction, results are vastly improved. Physical Therapy in Brief...

Is Physical Therapy for You? Find Out How to Keep Moving! Aug 1st, 2022

The profession of physical therapy is relatively new, attributed to the founder of the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics in Sweden, Pehr Henrik Ling, in 1813. However, as a practice, it can be traced as far back as the days of antiquity, as early as 460 BC! So, as a...

The Ultimate Guide to Sport Injuries Jul 17th, 2022

Whether you're an athlete or a weekend warrior, if you play sports, you've most likely obtained an injury at some point. Sports injuries can be acute - the result of a sudden event that causes very noticeable symptoms - or chronic - conditions caused by overuse that can have more...

The Role of Medical Lasers Jun 13th, 2022

If you're suffering from chronic pain, there are a variety of treatments you can try. But did you know that laser technology is an option now? At TruWell, we've brought in the new M6 MLS® therapy laser from Cutting Edge Laser Technologies to give our patients more choices in their...

The DRG System - What is This New Tech? Jun 6th, 2022

For many years, the idea of an implant monitoring our vitals or managing aspects of our health seemed like a farfetched piece of science fiction. But in the past couple of decades, technology has advanced such that these synthetic devices are seeing use. Now Abbott has developed the ProclaimTM DRG...

Purpose of Interventional Pain Management Jun 1st, 2022

Although a seemingly new specialty in medical practice, only coined in 1996 by Steven Waldman, interventional pain management offers a welcome alternative to medicinal applications for relief. From chiropractors to naturopaths to physical therapists, they apply various methods to help patients relieve acute or chronic pain and improve their quality...

The Definitive Guide to Regenerative Medicine May 27th, 2022

Regenerative medicine is a relatively new field of study and practice in the grand scheme. For centuries, humanity has theorized whether our bodies could be naturally or medically regenerated in part or whole. But it wasn't until the 20th century that science made progress, and we could establish the field...

Does Age Play a Role in Arthritis? May 16th, 2022

One of the biggest misconceptions about arthritis is that it is a disease reserved for the elderly. But this is far from the truth. Although arthritis is more common among adults aged 65 years or older, research shows that nearly two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than 65. The...

What Part Does Physical Therapy Play in Injury Recovery? May 9th, 2022

Whether you were injured in a car accident, at work, or while playing a sport, it takes time, patience, and a commitment to healing to get back on your feet. In addition to the carefully chosen treatments your doctor suggests to assist in your recovery; you may be prescribed physical...

When Arthritis Starts May 2nd, 2022

A common misconception is that arthritis only develops in the later years of a person's life, but this is untrue. Although most commonly found in older adults, this condition is also prevalent in individuals of a much younger age. Arthritis comes in many forms, the two main types being osteoarthritis...

Types Of Illnesses/Diagnoses That Can Be Treated With Interventional Pain Management Apr 25th, 2022

Estimates show that over 50 million adults in the United States are dealing with chronic pain. If you find yourself part of this statistic, even though you seem to have exhausted an endless amount of treatment methods with little relief, it may be time to consider Interventional Pain Management. What...

What Is An Arthritis Pain Management Program? Apr 18th, 2022

Understanding pain and learning techniques to help you cope is an important part of managing your arthritis. As there are many types of pain, pain management is a very personal journey and one that does not always follow a set path. The pain you experience from your arthritis may limit...

What Interventional Pain Management Doctors Do Apr 11th, 2022

When you think about interventional pain management, you might consider a doctor's entire job is injections, injections, and more injections. However, that is far from the case!  Interventional pain management professionals, such as the doctors at Truwell, use various techniques to improve the lives of their patients without the use...

Benefits of Interventional Pain Management Apr 4th, 2022

Chronic pain doesn't have to control your entire life. Choosing interventional pain management over other healing methods has its benefits. For example, medication can diminish your pain, but you might have to suffer through various side effects over weeks until you feel the relief you need. Surgeries provide a direct...

How Does Interventional Pain Management Really Work? Mar 21st, 2022

Truwell Health’s team is composed of experts in various medical fields, including interventional pain management. But what does that mean? Interventional pain management is a targeted approach to pain relief where patients undergo minor surgeries, injections, and techniques to specific areas of the body. Whether your pain is chronic or...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jan 27th, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

3 Ways We Can Help Relieve Your Joint Pain Oct 1st, 2021

Your joints have a big job to do — so it’s no surprise that after a while, they tend to hurt a little bit. But if your joint pain is more frequent and it’s cutting into your daily activities, there might be more going on. Untreated pain in your joints...

Do You Have These Arthritis Risk Factors? Sep 5th, 2021

When you get older, your body is at risk for degeneration and other medical conditions that can affect your health, including arthritis. However, it can affect your joints at just about any age.  Our team at TruWell Health in St. Petersburg, Florida, led by orthopedic experts Dr. Michael MacMillan and ...

Lifestyle Habits for Stronger Bones Aug 9th, 2021

It’s no surprise that as you get older, parts of your body begin to deteriorate. Your joints are one of those areas in your body that are at a high risk for wear and tear. But did you know your bones become weaker as well? Even though this is inevitable...

5 Important Benefits of IV Therapy Jul 7th, 2021

Arthritis may really affect your day to day life, especially when you’re in pain. Although there are a lot of different treatments available, it can be hard to find the one that works well enough that you get your life back. However, IV infusion therapy has come a long way,...

Can Physical Therapy Help Back Pain? Jun 17th, 2021

Pain anywhere in your body is a nuisance — especially when it’s in your back. Back pain can not only be annoying, but it can be so bad that it’s actually debilitating. Although there are a lot of different treatment options out there, many of them are invasive and not...

Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis May 24th, 2021

No matter what part of your body arthritis affects, one thing is for sure — every aspect of your life becomes more difficult. Not only does this condition lead to debilitating pain, it also limits your mobility. Arthritis is hard to treat, but with regenerative medicine like stem cell therapy,...

Why PRP Might Be the Solution for Your Joint Pain Apr 14th, 2021

Joint pain is caused by a number of different conditions, and one of the most common problems is a condition called osteoarthritis. This condition is very tricky to treat and leads to chronic pain and even disability. Many treatments offer temporary relief, but only one works to heal the damage...

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Arthritis Mar 1st, 2021

As you get older, you're more susceptible to certain disorders. Arthritis is one of those problems that creeps up on you and can really put a damper on your activity. There are many treatments that promise to help, but sometimes the most simple treatment is all you need. This is...

Understanding the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Feb 9th, 2021

As you get older, your risk of getting certain conditions increases. Osteoporosis is one of those conditions that can creep up on you over time. It can lead to broken bones, so getting it under control early is key.  At TruWell Health, our team specializes in the treatment of many...

The Benefits of IV Therapy Jan 18th, 2021

Conventional pain treatments involve medications, and sometimes surgery, which can mean an even longer recovery. So how can you get relief without the extra hassle? The answer is IV infusion therapy. That's where our team at TruWell Health comes in to help. We offer IV therapy for a variety of...

When, Why, and How to Exercise Through Knee Pain Dec 16th, 2020

Knee pain plagues many of us at some point in our lives. The discomfort is unbearable, and puts many things, like exercise, on the back burner. However, being completely sedentary isn’t good for your chronic pain either. It can actually cause your knee to get worse, affecting everyday activities and...

How Physical Rehabilitation Can Redefine Aging Nov 1st, 2020

Do you wake up stiff all over in the mornings? Are you suffering from annoying pain in your joints that’s making your day much more difficult? If that sounds like you, you’re most likely experiencing the pains of getting older. So what can you do to ward off the inevitable...

PRP: A Game Changer in Relieving Joint Pain Oct 16th, 2020

No one has to tell you that your aging body leads to aches and pains. Specifically, your joints suffer a lot of wear and tear over the span of your life and can result in severe pain and loss of mobility. But you don't have to live in constant discomfort....

How Effective is Viscosupplementation Therapy in Remedying Knee Pain? Sep 10th, 2020

As the largest joints in your body, your knees affect your mobility and your freedom to live a normal lifestyle. When knee pain occurs, it can interfere with every step you take and significantly affect your quality of life. Resolving knee pain starts with diagnosing the problem. A frequent cause...

Putting Hyaluronic Acid to Work for Your Arthritis Mar 20th, 2020

Most people have heard of hyaluronic acid through its association with the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body (and most other mammals) that is responsible for hydrating, plumping, and firming the skin. It does this by binding with nearby water molecules. That’s why you...

StrengthCare Physical Therapy Mar 19th, 2020

At TruWell Health, physical therapy is part of our integrative treatment program. That’s why we have an on-site physical therapy department. Here’s some more about this program. StrengthCare We call our physical therapy program StrengthCare. It consists of a suite of five resistance movements that deliver a highly effective overload to the...

The Inflammation of Rheumatoid Arthritis Feb 20th, 2020

At TruWell Health, helping patients overcome the chronic pain that accompanies arthritis is our sole purpose. There’s a serious need here, not just in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area, but across the U.S. — over 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis. That adds up to 1 in 5 adults,...

IV Therapy Feb 20th, 2020

Dealing with the daily pain and stiffness of arthritis is a grind. To help, an area of our treatment offerings at TruWell Health is the direct infusion of various nutrients and other components that help alleviate pain and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. We call it IV therapy for arthritis, and we have a...

Different Types of Arthritis Feb 20th, 2020

Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. There are approximately 200 of these conditions that affect the joints, the tissues that surround the joints, and other connective tissues. The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. As we’ve discussed in past blogs, osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to...

Osteoarthritis. Who Gets It and What Are the Symptoms? Feb 20th, 2020

Life can wear you down sometimes. When it comes to our joints, this can be literal wearing down. Osteoarthritis, commonly called “wear and tear arthritis,” isn’t due to our immune system mistakenly attacking our joints, as in rheumatoid arthritis. It’s simply due to life. Over the decades, we’ve all done...

Who’s at Risk for Developing Arthritis? Feb 19th, 2020

We’d all like to avoid the development of arthritis, if possible. But when you think that over 54 million Americans have some form of arthritis, that could be easier said than done. At TruWell Health, all we do is help our patients through the pain of their arthritis. We often have...

The Wear and Tear of Life Feb 19th, 2020

Osteoarthritis is the clinical name for a condition that affects approximately 27 million Americans. You may know it as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints, occurring most often in the knees, hips, lower back, and neck. At TruWell Health, osteoarthritis...