The Secret Treatment for Just About Any Pain

What do most painful conditions have in common? Acute or chronic inflammation.

A little-known treatment for inflammation is PEMF, which stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency. This approach to pain management and healing uses a small, battery-powered electronic signal generator to supply a pulsed electrical signal to a set of small, soft coils. These coils are placed on the skin over the area of inflammation or injury and secured using tape, adhesive pads, or straps/belts.

The signal generator is then turned on and the pulsed electromagnetic field is applied to the area of inflammation.

It may sound a little like something out of Frankenstein, but the fact is PEMF is effective. In fact, the DigiCeutical® PEMF device has been shown to decrease inflammation with approximately 60% the effectiveness of dexamethasone, a powerful oral or injectable corticosteroid. Using a concentrated, anti-inflammatory PEMF signal, the inflammation associated with pain and injury is reduced, which promotes tissue healing and resolution of pain.

PEMF can be used to treat painful conditions that are very difficult to treat, even with more invasive means, as well as conditions like these:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis and bursitis
  • Hip bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow

PEMF therapy is a wearable, transcutaneous treatment modality that has been shown to decrease inflammation around injured structures and thereby decrease pain. It is a non-invasive modality that treats pain at the source by decreasing inflammation.

Using PEMF along with necessary nutrition and developing proper posture and body biomechanics by strengthening key muscles groups may be the secret to treating your pain naturally and getting you back to doing what you love.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

4 Ways to Get Happy Feet Once More

Foot pain may be caused by plantar fasciitis, tendonitis or may present as general foot pain.

Here are three things to do now to naturally alleviate pain:

  1. Correct your posture. Bad posture can create undue impact forces on your feet. Simply by aligning your posture, you may gain significant relief from foot pain and event healing of old foot injuries.
  2. Consider nutrition. The body is constantly renewing and regenerating itself and needs the right building blocks to ensure proper function. The building blocks that the human body needs are protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals along with energy from carbohydrates. A diet that includes all of the vital building blocks ensures that the body has what it needs to work to heal itself. Even your feet need a good diet!
  3. Exercise. The right function strength exercises can get you back on your feet in no time. A reputable physical medicine practitioner can teach you in-office exercises to alleviate pain and encourage healing and may also give you exercises to complete at home.
  4. “Zap” your feet. It might sound a little zany, but pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) can go a long way in restoring your feet to their happy state. Your practitioner will use concentrated, anti-inflammatory PEMF signal to reduce the inflammation associated with pain and injury, which promotes tissue healing and resolution of pain.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

 

 

5 Yoga Poses for Hip Pain

Hip pain may be caused by hip flexor tendonitis, hip flexor bursitis, hip trochanteric bursitis, or may present as general hip pain. Here are 5 yoga poses to alleviate hip pain:

  1. Runner’s lunge. From standing, step your left foot back toward the back edge of your mat, so that your right knee can form a right angle. Place your hands on the floor next to the arch of the left foot. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 3 sets on each side.
  2. Butterfly pose. From a seated position, bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together to touch, bringing the heels as close to the pelvis as possible without knee discomfort. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
  3. Cow face pose. From seated, bend the knees, placing the soles of the feet flat on the floor. Bring your left foot underneath the right knee and slide it to the outside of your right hip. Stack your knees directly on top of one another. Your right foot will be outside of your left hip and your left foot will be outside of your right hip. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 1 set on each side.
  4. Fire log pose. Slide the left foot under the right leg to the outside of the right hip and lay the outer leg on the floor. Stack the right leg on top of your left. Be sure the sole is perpendicular to the floor. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 1 set on each side.
  5. Pigeon pose. From downward dog, raise your right leg and pull it all the way through to the front of your mat, sliding it forward to your right wrist. Align your right shin to be perpendicular to the front of the mat. Look over your right shoulder to be sure you’re your left leg is straight behind you. Face forward again and press all five toes of your left foot into the mat. Hold for 30 seconds, come out by going back up into downward dog and complete 3 sets on each side.

Still in pain? It may be time to see a healthcare specialist. With the right combination of pain medicine approaches, you may be pain-free in a matter of weeks.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

5 Yoga Poses for Leg Pain

Leg pain caused by patellar tendonitis, quadriceps tendonitis or iliotibial (IT) band syndrome can present as general leg, knee or ankle pain. Here are 5 yoga poses to relieve leg pain:

  1. Legs up the wall pose. Sit with your left side against the wall. Turn your body to the left and bring your legs up onto the wall. Keep your back, shoulders and head on the floor.Shimmy back and forth to scoot your buttocks close to the wall. Let your arms rest open like a T, palms facing up. Hold for 5-10 minute.
  2. Sphinx pose. Lie on your stomach, forearms flat on the floor and elbows under the shoulders. Keep your chin on the floor and your legs together. Press the forearms down to lift the head and neck. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 3 sets.
  3. Happy baby pose. Lie on your back and bend your knees, gripping the inside, or arches, of your feet with each hand. Keep your shins perpendicular to the floor, flexing through the heels. Push your feet into your hands and pull your hands down to create tension. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
  4. Forward fold. From a standing position, bend at the waist, reaching your fingertips toward your toes. It’s always okay to have a little bend in your knees, and if your hamstrings are tight, this is advised. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 3 sets.
  5. Corpse pose. Lie on your back and let all of the muscles in your body relax as you breathe deeply in and out of the nose. Hold for 5-10 minutes.

Still in pain? It may be time to see a healthcare specialist. With the right combination of pain medicine approaches, you may be pain-free in a matter of weeks.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

VIDEO: Does Your Wrist Pain May Need Medical Attention?

Wrist pain?

This may be attributed to wrist tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome.

In this video, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Sanj Kakar explains how pain, stiffness, arthritis and functional problems develop in the wrist. He shows the tell-tale spot on the wrist where you can press and confirm that your wrist pain may need medical attention.

Don’t think you have to have surgery to be free of wrist pain. In fact, the right combination of PEMF (pulse electromagnetic frequency therapy, which uses electromagnetic fields to heal these types of injuries), optimization of posture, improvement of functional strength and fine tuning of nutrition may alleviate symptoms and heal the wrist.

Select a practitioner trained in the non-surgical treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain and explore all the options available to you to get long-term relief of wrist pain.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

3 Ways to Eradicate Shoulder Pain without Surgery

It’s been a long, slow road, but your shoulder pain has reached new heights. You can no longer ignore the pain with each time you raise and lower your arm, nor the clicking sound that accompanies that movement. You have even noticed pain, stiffness and swelling at your shoulder.

The pain may be associated with rotator cuff tendonitis or a rotator cuff tear. Inside your shoulder is muscles and tendons that comprise your rotator cuff, which keeps your upper arm inside your shoulder socket and allows you to rotate and lift your arms. The tendons in your rotator cuff may be torn, swollen or damaged.

If this sounds like you, but you are afraid to seek medical help because the possibility of surgery is too scary, fear not. There are many non-invasive, natural treatments for shoulder pain.

Here are three ways to eradicate shoulder pain without surgery, injections or medication:

  1. Improving posture. Bad posture, especially from rounded shoulders or leaning over a computer, can over time affect the rotator cuff. A specialist in chronic musculoskeletal pain can work with you to improve your posture, thereby relieving pain and encouraging healing.
  2. Improving functional strength. The Mayo Clinic defines functional strength training as, “…fitness exercises [that] train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability.”
  3. Optimizing nutrition. Some foods act as inflammatory agents to injuries. Simple adjustments to the diet, guided by a healthcare practitioner, can create an environment for the body to heal naturally.

In addition to rotator cuff tendinitis and tears, these non-invasive approaches can benefit you if you have any shoulder pain.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

In Pain? Heal Yourself Now.

The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself from a wide range of injury and pain.

When injury occurs somewhere in the body, whether it be from trauma or wear and tear over time, the body responds by producing inflammation. Inflammation is usually made up of fluid and cells that work to heal the injured structure.

This collection of fluid and cells is also referred to as swelling. Swelling takes up space in and around the injured structure and increases the pain because there is pressure on the injured structure from within.

Once there is injury to a structure in the body and associated inflammation, it is more susceptible to generating pain with less provocation. Poor posture places more stress on injured structures and thereby causes more pain.

Each part of the body has a neutral or resting position that places the least amount of pressure on structures that cause pain. Along with moving the parts of the body, muscles are also one of the primary actors in maintaining the neutral or resting posture of the body. When certain postural muscles are weak, an imbalance is created and poor posture results. This poor posture then leads to increased pressure on vulnerable or injured structures, which leads to increased inflammation and pain.

Here are three things to do now to naturally alleviate pain:

  1. Set an appointment with a physical medicine practitioner. One of the primary ways to help the body heal itself is to strengthen the muscles that create good posture. This effect is the reason why physical therapy is such an effective part of treating pain naturally. Physical medicine includes functional exercises, or physical therapy, as well as a broader spectrum of healing modalities.
  2. Eat well. Another vital component of treating pain naturally is proper nutrition. The components of the body are constantly renewing and regenerating. Like any construction, this requires the right building blocks to ensure proper functioning. The building blocks that the human body needs are protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals along with energy from carbohydrates. A diet that includes all of the vital building blocks ensures that the body has what it needs to work to heal itself.
  3. As a last resort, consider surgery. Only after the first two options have been exhausted is it best to ask a physician whether it makes sense to turn to the treatment options of medications, injections and surgery, which all cover up the pain or artificially remove the cause of the inflammation and pain while the body heals itself.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.