Managing Joint Pain with Advanced Health Care Solutions

Joints form the links between bones. Joints give support and aid in movement. Damage done to the joints from disease or injury can obstruct your movement and lead a lot of pain.

Numerous diseases and conditions can trigger painful joints, including osteoarthritis ,rheumatoid arthritisbursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and more. Joint pain is very common, especially as you age.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof.

We regulate the pace and intensity of your therapies depending on your symptoms and conditions.  Our goal is to find a treatment plan that best fits you.

Causes of Joint Pain

Many conditions can be linked to joint pain. Some common forms include:

  • Adult Still’s disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bone cancer
  • Broken bone
  • Bursitis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis (underactive thyroid)
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Leukemia
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rickets
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis

Just to name a few…

Symptoms

In a national survey that was conducted, approximately one-third of adults expressed having joint pain within the past 30 days.

Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.

Joint pain can be mild  to severe- with the pain being so intense it can be debilitating. It might subside after a couple weeks (acute), or go on for several weeks or months (chronic).

Experiencing just acute joint pain and swelling can affect your quality of life. Whatever is causing your joint pain, it can normally be handled it with holistic medicine, physical therapy, or alternative treatments.

Holistic Treatment Options for Joint Pain

Treatments

At AdvaCare Clinics , we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is help combat symptoms and conditions, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.

Treatments we offer are:

  • Trigger point injections (prolotherapy)
  • Condition Education
  • Acupuncture
  • Detox
  • Ultrasound
  • Facet Joint  Injection Treatment
  • Massage and myofascial release
  • Light Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • And many more…

A lot of chronic and acute pain patients, as well as athletes with sports injuries, are looking towards  Trigger Point Injections, Ligament Joint Injections, Prolotherapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), for getting rid of pain. At AdvaCare Clinics, we try to use as little Cortisone as we can  due to the possible side effects it creates.

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield

Hopkins

Edina

Eden Prairie

Burnsville

Bloomington

And many more…

 

 

How Massage Therapy Can Help With Aches, Pains, and Other Conditions…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Massage therapy has been used for centuries, and is still used to heal the body today. The most common form of massage therapy used in the United States is Swedish massage. Using this method, massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on the superficial layers of the muscle. Typically massage oil or lotion is used to reduce friction between skin. AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN, has been practicing massage therapy for over 32 years and have seen amazing results. Our licensed massage therapists make sure you are getting the care and results you are looking for.

Massage therapy is a great tool to use and it helps heal the body in many ways. Massage can relax muscle tissue, which can help decrease nerve compression (tightness and stiffness in various regions of the body). Massage can increase joint space and help range of motion which can lead to pain reduction and improved movement and function. Studies have shown that massage therapy can also help improve circulation which boosts the flow of oxygen and nutrients to muscles and helps remove waste products. This is especially important for patients who are suffering from inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or edema.

Massage therapy is also thought to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress. Typically, people use massage for both relaxation or to work on a specific troubles which can include pain or lacking range of motion.

Some of the typical benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Physical relaxation
  • Improved circulation
  • Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
  • Release of nerve compression (carpel tunnel, sciatica)
  • Flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhanced energy and vitality
  • Healing of scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about  massage therapy, any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

How Dietary Supplements can Help your Diet…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

A dietary supplement is any product that has a “dietary ingredient” that helps aid a person’s diet. Some of the substances a dietary supplement offers are vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or an enzyme. The FDA (federal drug administration) recognizes dietary supplements to be foods rather than drugs. Many physicians prescribe prenatal vitamins and mineral supplements for many reasons. For example, a physician may recommend a women to start taking prenatal vitamins while she is pregnant. Experts have discovered that there is a place for vitamin or mineral supplements within our diets. Their primary function is to fill in the small nutrient gaps we are missing or forgetting. At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions. We recommend that all of our holistic treatments are paired with dietary supplements. This increases healing time and helps get your body into its normal state.

Remember to Rearrange your Diet

If you are  a fast food junkie, your diet consists of  sweetened and other low-nutrient drinks, fries, and burgers.  Before you choose any dietary supplement, a diet-makeover is needed. Our registered staff will gladly work out a dietary plan that best fits you.

Try keep a journal of your dietary habits you can bring to your consultation at AdvaCare Clinics. This way, you can pinpoint what you are missing from your diet (avoiding food groups entirely, minimal vegetable or fruit consumption).

Vitamins and other dietary supplements are never meant to take place of a meal.  Food is the source of all of our nutrition and it cannot be replaced. It contains hundreds of phytochemicals, fiber, and many more that perform as a team to promote optimal health. A healthy diet is key to a healthy life.

Foods filled with Potassium, including fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat are a terrific way to fill in potassium gaps.

What Can Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Do for Your Health?

When we eat a meal, some important vitamins and minerals are left out such as calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12. These are just a few of the nutrients a lot of people in the United States lack. This is where a supplement can come in and be very helpful. Vitamin and mineral supplements help prevent deficiencies that can contribute to chronic conditions.

A study was conducted that found that women who were taking calcium and vitamin D supplements postmenopausal had increased bone density and reduced fractures.

If you want to start a supplement routine, but you are not quite sure where or how to start, a basic multivitamin is always the best bet that include calcium and vitamin D. Most children and adults lack these very important vitamins and minerals.

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about  our supplements, any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings, including Vitamin C Deficiency Test and Vitamin D Deficiency Test that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

Ultroid® Hemorrhoid Management System Offered at AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN

How Do I Know if I Have Hemorrhoids?

Having hemorrhoids happens more frequently than you think but it never really gets talked about. Actually, 75% of people here in the U.S. will experience symptoms of hemorrhoids sometime  in their life but the majority will not reach out for treatment until the pain is too much to handle. If you are experiencing any spotting on toilet tissue, itching, or suspect  you may have hemorrhoids, speak with your doctor about the Ultroid® Hemorrhoid Management System, and how it can help you.

A few hemorrhoid symptoms can signify that a more serious medical condition might be taking place, like colon cancer. Don’t hesitate to discuss with your doctor about your symptoms and conditions.

Dennis Lenselink, Office Administrator at AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington MN has introduced a new procedure called the Ultroid® Hemorrhoid Management System for people suffering with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can be a touchy subject for a lot of people. They cause a lot of pain and grief for many people and suffer in silence because they are embarrassed about having them and they don’t know what to do to take care of  them. People suffering from hemorrhoids are worried about surgery, side-effects, and discomfort. The Ultroid is a procedure that is safe and effective.

At AdvaCare Clinics, we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is help combat symptoms and conditions, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.

What to Know about Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a cluster of swollen or enlarged veins in the rectum, anus or both regions.  Hemorrhoids can be internal (inside the anus/rectum), external (outside the anus/rectum)or a combination of the two (mix between internal and external). Only your doctor can diagnose what kind of hemorrhoids you are experiencing and whether or not your hemorrhoids can be treated with the Ultroid® Hemorrhoid Management System.

Common Causes of HD

The following is a list of common health conditions or activities that can boost hemorrhoid symptoms.

  • Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Constipation & Diarrhea
  • Extended Amount of Toilet Sitting
  • Poor Diet

The Ultroid® Hemorrhoid Management System

AdvaCare Clinics now offers a new procedure called the Ultroid® Hemorrhoid Management System. The device is quite simple. It is an electrical device that takes the place of surgery or banding. The doctor takes a sterile package and uses a probe that looks a lot like a thermometer.  The thermometer-like tool is then attached to the probe. It is then safely inserted  through the rectal tissue into the rectum making its way to the hemorrhoid. Contact between the probe and the hemorrhoid cases a small electrical current that causes  it to shrink without the pain or bleeding.

The procedure takes about  10-15 minutes  to complete and the patient  is out the door.

Banding Procedure

AdvaCare Clinic’s medical wing also provide s the services of surgery if needed. This type of procedure is called  “banding”.  Banding is a good procedure, but it tends to lead to a lot of bleeding and discomfort during the healing process.

In double blind studies that were conducted, the Ultroid® procedure was far superior to the banding and any other hemorrhoid procedure for pain, safety, and comfort.

FAQ On Hemorrhoid Symptoms

1. When should I contact my doctor about my hemorrhoid symptoms?

If you are experiencing one or multiple symptoms of hemorrhoids, speak to your doctor.

Always remember: although hemorrhoids are embarrassing, they are very common and it is important to discuss with your doctor about possible treatment options

2. What are some other signs that I might have hemorrhoids?

Some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Blood on toilet paper, in toilet or in stool after a bowel movement.
  • Internal hemorrhoids can bulge out, or you might feel them bulging out.
  • Constant itching in the anal/rectum region.

3. How long does the Ultroid® procedure take?

The  procedure is very quick as it takes about  10-15 minutes  to complete. Then you are out the door and on your day.

4. Is the Ultroid® procedure FDA approved?

Yes.  The  Ultroid® procedure uses new technology and is FDA approved. It works very well and the results you want are fast and efficient.

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield

Hopkins

Edina

Eden Prairie

Burnsville

Bloomington

And many more…

 

 

AdvaCare Clinics Offers Outpatient Rehab Combination Therapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis Symptoms

Ankylosing spondylitis is known as an inflammatory disease that can lead to portions of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. The fusing of the vertebrae causes the spine to be less flexible and can develop in a hunched-forward posture.

In severe cases of ankylosing spondylitis, it can be physically impossible for you to lift your head high enough to look forward.

Ankylosing spondylitis develops more in men than women. Signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis usually start in early adulthood. Inflammation can also develop in other parts of your body like your eyes and bowels.

There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can decrease your pain and help relieve your symptoms.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof.

Causes

There is no cause that can be pin pointed with ankylosing spondylitis. But, genetic factors seem to play a part. People who have a gene named HLA-B27 are at a very high risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis.

As ankylosing spondylitis gets worse and the inflammation continues, new bone develops as part of the body’s attempt to heal. This new bone slowly connects the gap between vertebrae and fuses sections of vertebrae together in the course of time. Those parts of your spine get stiff and unable to flex. Fusion can also stiffen your rib cage, restricting your lung capacity and making it harder to function.

Symptoms

Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis can be pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, specifically when you wake up in the morning and after periods of inactivity.

These symptoms can come on so slowly that you might not even realize it at first. Over the course of time, symptoms can get worse, get better or stop all together at different times.

Areas most affected include:

  • The joint between the base of your spine and your pelvis
  • The vertebrae in your lower back
  • The places where your tendons and ligaments attach to bones, mainly in your spine, but sometimes along the back of your heel
  • The cartilage between your breastbone and ribs
  • Your hip and shoulder joints

Holistic Treatment Options for Joint Pain Associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Treatments

At AdvaCare Clinics , we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is help combat symptoms and conditions, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.

Treatments we offer are:

  • Trigger point injections (prolotherapy)
  • Condition Education
  • Acupuncture
  • Detox
  • Ultrasound
  • Facet Joint  Injection Treatment
  • Massage and myofascial release
  • Light Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • And many more…

A lot of chronic and acute pain patients, as well as athletes with sports injuries, are looking towards  Trigger Point Injections, Ligament Joint Injections, Prolotherapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), for getting rid of pain. At AdvaCare Clinics, we try to use as little Cortisone as we can  due to the possible side effects it creates.

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield

Hopkins

Edina

Eden Prairie

Burnsville

Bloomington

And many more…

Combination Therapy for Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis in which the people it affects experience psoriasis. Psoriasis is a syndrome that develops red patches of skin covered with silver-like scales.

Numerous people get psoriasis in the beginning and are diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis after, but the two issues can at times start before the skin sounds pop up.

Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the most typical symptoms when patients experience psoriatic arthritis. It can affect any region of your body, which can include your fingertips and spine, and pain levels can vary from mild to severe. With both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the condition spikes can switch between periods of pause.

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for psoriatic arthritis, so the main and most important goal is to work on controlling symptoms and stopping damage to the joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis can be disabling.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We regulate the pace and intensity of your therapies depending on your symptoms and conditions.  Our goal is to find a treatment plan that best fits you so that you can manage your psoriatic arthritis.

 

Causes

Psoriatic arthritis happens when your body’s immune system starts to target and attack itself. The irregular immune response develops into inflammation in your joints and also includes making too many skin cells.

Although it is not certain why the immune system starts to harm healthy tissues, environmental and genetic factors are likely to take part in it. Multiple people with psoriatic arthritis have a family history of either psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Researchers, however, obtained certain genetic triggers that seem to be linked to psoriatic arthritis.

A viral or bacterial infection, caused by physical or environmental complications, can lead the way to psoriatic arthritis in those who have an inherited weakness.

 

Symptoms

Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis are both ongoing (chronic) conditions that slowly get worse over lengths of time, but you can have moments when your symptoms get better or stay dormant alternating with times when symptoms get worse.

Psoriatic arthritis may disturb joints on either sides of your body-or both. The signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis typically look like those of rheumatoid arthritis. Both diseases make joints painful, swollen and feel warm. However, psoriatic arthritis is more likely to also produce swollen fingers and toes, foot pain, and lower back pain.

 

Treatments

At AdvaCare Clinics , we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is to treat pain and improve function in patients with multiple conditions and ongoing pain. We work to improve and reconstruct functional ability and condition of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to re-educate the nervous system.

A few treatments we offer are:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Condition Education
  • Acupuncture
  • Detox
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage and myofascial release
  • Physical Therapy
  • EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • And many more…

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about psoriatic arthritis, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

 

Holistic Treatment for Colic at AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN

If your baby is crying around the same time every day, and it feels as if no matter what you do nothing seems to comfort your baby then your baby might have developed colic. 

 

Colic is normally known as crying greater than three hours each day, three days per week for more than three weeks in a healthy baby. The most common factor for the diagnosis is constant crying in a healthy baby that is ongoing for many weeks.

Colic can be stressful for both you and your baby, but be relieved that Colic is commonly short-lived. In just a few weeks or months, the colic will subsid

e, and you will have just completed one of the first major challenges of parenthood.

Colic can make parents worrisome and irritate babies, but most cases of colic can be resolved quickly and easily with some home remedies with the help of AdvaCare Clinics. At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping babies suffering from colic and educating parents how to manage it.  We combine physical therapychiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof.  We use the latest technology resulting in the best possible care.

 

Causes

Doctors and researchers do not know what exactly causes colic. Researchers have dug into numerous theories, which include allergies, lactose intolerance, an immature digestive system, maternal anxiety, and characteristics in the way a baby is fed or comforted. But, it is still not clear why some babies have colic and others do not.

 

 

Symptoms

Your baby fussing and crying are typical for infants, and an upset baby does not exactly mean they have colic. In a healthy, well-fed baby, symptoms and signs are:

  • Easy to anticipate crying episodes
  • Intense or crying that can’t be comforted
  •  Posture changes

25 percent of babies are affected by Colic. Colic typically begins a few weeks after birth and normally gets better by 3 months of age. Typically by 4 to 5 months of age the majority of babies that have developed colic have gotten better.

 

Types of Treatments with Holistic Medicine

Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatment techniques and options to support their patients to take accountability for their own well-being and achieve optimal health. At AdvaCare Clinics, we use many techniques and treatments that combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures that can help you and your baby overcome Colic symptoms.

Some Treatment options we recommend and use at our clinic are:

  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Neuromuscular Education
  • Myofascial Release
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Strain-counterstrain (SCS)
  • Muscle Release Technique (MRT)
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Infrared Therapy
  • Cold and Class 4 therapeutic laser
  • Traction
  • Massage
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Iontophoresis Therapy
  • And many more…

We have over 34 years of experience in treating patients with natural therapies and procedures that can help you and your baby with Colic. With our latest technology and equipment, Dr. Dennis Lenselink DCDr. Biel, MD, and Physical Therapist Michael Wilkes, we can help.  

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for your baby. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if your baby needs care and what combination of care would best work.

Screening for Hypoglycemia at AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN

Hypoglycemia is an ailment known for its creation of abnormally low levels of glucose (blood sugar). Glucose is your body’s central energy source, and the body needs it to keep functioning. Hypoglycemia is typically paired with the treatment of diabetes. Although this is usually the case, numerous conditions, some rare, can develop low blood sugar in patients without diabetes. Hypoglycemia on its own is not a disease; rather, it is a sign of a health complication.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with their conditions and educating them on how to manage those conditions.  We combine physical therapychiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof.  We offer many blood tests that can help determine the steps you need to take to prevent diseases and dysfunction including hypoglycemia.

 

How Your Body Regulates Blood Sugar

To better explain how hypoglycemia develops, it is helpful to recognize how your body usually regulates the creation of blood sugar, absorption and storage. When you are digesting food, your body crushes down carbohydrates from foods (bread, rice, pasta, fruit, etc.) into numerous sugar molecules. One of the sugar molecules created is glucose, the primary energy source to keep your body functioning properly. Glucose is absorbed into your bloodstream post meal, but it cannot get into the cells of a lot of your tissues without the help of insulin which is a hormone secreted by your pancreas.

When glucose levels rise in your blood, it signals specific cells, called beta cells, within your pancreas to create insulin. The release of insulin allows glucose to enter your cells so it can give the proper amount of fuel so your body can function.  Extra glucose is stashed away in your liver and muscles in an arrangement called glycogen. This action lowers the level of glucose in your bloodstream and hinders it from getting to high levels. When your blood sugar level goes back to normal, the secretion of insulin from your pancreas does as well.

 

Causes

Hypoglycemia develops when your glucose levels get too low. There are many reasons why this can occur. The most common reason is a side effect of drugs that were created to treat diabetes.  Diabetes extremely affects the amount of insulin being produced in your body- your insulin levels become dangerously low. This can occur because your pancreas is not generating enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or because your cells are not responding to it very well anymore (type 2 diabetes). Because your body cannot handle the high blood sugar levels, you will likely need to take insulin or other medications to help lower your blood sugar levels. Having too much insulin can be dangerous as well. Too much insulin can cause your blood sugar levels to drop extremely low which develops hypoglycemia.

 

Some potential causes, without having diabetes may include:

  • Medications
  •  Too alcohol consumption
  •  Certain critical illnesses
  • Overproduction of Insulin
  • Endocrine deficiencies
  • Hypoglycemia after meals

 

Symptoms

In order for your body to work correctly, it needs a specific amount of sugar (glucose). If glucose levels get too low it can have certain effects on your brain which can include:

  • Confusion
  •  Abnormal behavior
  • Not being able to complete daily tasks
  • Double vision and blurred vision
  • Seizures (not as common)
  • Loss of consciousness (not as common)

 

Other symptoms of hypoglycemia are:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Shakiness
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Hunger
  • Tingling feeling around the mouth

 

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about high cholesterol or if you would like to set up a glucose screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

 

Treating Diaper Rash: Laser Therapy can Help your Baby

Diaper rash is typical structure of inflamed skin that appears as a patchwork of red skin on your baby’s bottom. Diaper rash is known to be linked to constantly wet or

seldom changed diapers, diarrhea, and plastic pants used to cover-up diapers. Diaper rash can also occur after solid foods are introduced to your baby’s diet, if breast-feeding mothers eat specific foods, or when your baby is taking antibiotics.

Diaper rash can make parents worrisome and irritate babies, but most diaper rash cases can be resolved quickly and easily with some home remedies with the help of AdvaCare Clinics. At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping babies suffering from diaper rash and educating parents how to manage it.  We combine physical therapychiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof.  We use the latest technology resulting in the best possible care.

 

Causes

There are a number of different reasons why your child could be experiencing diaper rash. Some common causes include:

  • Tenderness from stool and urine
  • Changing to new foods
  • Inflammation from a new product
  •  Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection
  •  Sensitive skin
  • Chafing or rubbing
  • Antibiotics

 

Symptoms

Symptoms can vary from baby to baby. The most common signs and symptoms of diaper rash occur on the skin; which include red, puffy, and tender-looking skin in the affected area. The typical areas affected by diaper rash are the buttocks, thighs, and genitals.  Other symptoms of diaper rash include a shift in your baby’s mood. You might notice that your baby is becoming more distressed than normal, specifically during diaper changes. A baby experiencing diaper rash will start to cry or becomes upset if the diaper region is washed or touched. Diaper rashes can develop periodically, whenever your child wears diapers, but they’re more prevalent in babies during their first 15 months, specifically between 9 and 12 months of age.

 

Class IV Laser Therapy Treatment

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping babies with diaper rashes. We use our Class IV Laser Therapy (laser acupuncture therapy) that helps relieve the pain and symptoms.

Using laser therapy has many advantages. This little beam of light helps the healing process with superficial wounds and other complications of the body such as:

  • Psoriasis
  • Skin diseases/Eczema
  • Acne
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Skin rashes/ poison ivy
  • Cold sores/Canker sores
  • Bruises
  • Insect bites
  • Scars/ cuts and scratches
  • Tissue damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Neck/shoulder/back pain

 Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions Laser Therapy, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for your baby. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for your baby.

 

Pre and Post Surgery: Why Choose Physical Therapy

Physical therapy has been proven very successful  for patients with many conditions  and is repeatedly  recommended pre and post surgery. Physical therapy is a type of non-surgical treatment  needed when health issues make it difficult to move around and complete daily tasks. It helps you move better and alleviates pain. The main goal of physical therapy before and after surgery is to speed your recovery and improve overall function by increasing range of motion and strengthening muscles, and to avoid the need to get surgery.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN, we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions. With our physical therapy wing, we treat patients before and after surgery . We have helped patients after surgeries such as total hip and knee replacements, lumbar and cervical disc surgeries, fracture repair and many arthroscopic procedures for the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle. All treatments and procedures at AdvaCare Clinics are geared around a drug-free, hands on approach that lengthens constricted tissues, then works to re-train and strengthen the tissue.

The reason for pre- & post- operative rehabilitation is to provide a quick recovery using the best exercise programs both before and after surgery. AdvaCare Clinic’s physical therapist Michael Wilkes,  maintains close communication with the physician in order to fully understand what the patient is undergoing and to prepare an personal treatment plan.

Pre-Surgery Care

The pre-operative visit satisfies numerous things. Patients are able to meet with the therapist who will plan their post-operative care and ask any questions about their upcoming rehabilitation. This can also be an opportunity for the patient to familiarize themselves with any walking aides they may need post operatively, such as crutches, walker or cane. The physical therapist will explain and demonstrate post operative exercises, and give guidance as to when they should be started.

Research data has shown that patients have better success post surgery if they have had guidance in exercises and other self care procedures prior to their orthopedic surgery. Careful performance of exercise, very quickly after surgery, ensures that the surgical area remains mobile and its strength returns fast as healing progresses resulting in the ability to get patients back to their lives with less chance of injury.

Our therapist, Michael Wilkes, performs pre surgery evaluations of the patient to determine their physical needs and plan the best possible program. Patients are evaluated for:

  • Muscle and joint strength
  • Ambulation abilities
  • home life, including stair climbing and descent and transfer in and out of bed.

Post-Surgery Care

Most physicians will inform  you that a physical therapist is the key part in determining what level of function you will get back to proceeding  surgery. Physical therapists will help pave the way to recovery, but it is ultimately up to the patient to follow routine exercise to get the best results.

Post-surgery care starts as soon as the patient returns home. Thanks to the benefits of the pre-surgery visit, the patient can start working on the main steps to recovery, as soon as their doctor allows. AdvaCare’s staff and physical Therapist Michael Wilkes will  create the home program according to the surgeon’s post operative instructions. Some of post-surgery exercises are:

  • Range of motion exercise to keep joints and muscles mobile
  • Strengthening exercise
  • Transfer training; in/out of bed and onto different types of chairs
  • Walking
  •  gait training
  •  Education on using  walkers, crutches, or cane

Michael will work closely with you and your doctor to make a personalized therapy and exercise program that will focus on your goals. This will ultimately help you recover fast using techniques and equipment to decrease pain and increase rapid healing. Some techniques and therapies we use at the clinic are:

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about physical therapy, pre/post operation, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.