DonJoy Knee Braces DonJoy Defiance III Key Features The undisputed market leader, Defiance is the name athletes know and trust. DonJoy’s flagship knee brace has been the world’s leading custom knee brace for over 20 years. From elite professional athletes to middle-school soccer players, nearly 2 million Defiance braces have been prescribed to athletes of…

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SPRING LOADED KNEE BRACE How It Works Spring Loaded OA uses patented spring technology to help relieve joint pain, by offloading all three compartments of your knee. It will help your quadriceps muscle in extending your knee. The spring loading of this brace can actually reduce your joint loads by over 40% during weight bearing knee…

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Joint pain can be a common problem that affects people of all ages and lifestyles. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as injuries, arthritis, and other chronic conditions. At Absolute Health and Wellness, we offer a range of treatments to help manage joint pain, and more and more people are relying…

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a skeletal model with a highlighted area over the shoulder, indicating a painful trigger point

Shoulder pain is very common and tends to recur despite medical treatment [5]. When assessing the shoulder, we consider all sources of shoulder pain, from joint dysfunction, endocrine disorders (including diabetic shoulder pain) and muscule/tissue origins of pain, such as frozen shoulder and myofascial pain syndrome, which is associated with trigger points. Trigger points are…

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Person with back to you highlighting area of chronic neck pain that can be helped with acupuncture or dry needling

At Absolute Health and Wellness, we strive to help all patients, including those experiencing chronic pain. Chronic pain is considered any pain endured for more than 3 months. Evidenced Based Recommendations for Chronic Pain There are many aspects of to managing chronic pain, our team at Absolute Health & Wellness emphasizes the following  [1]: Neuroscience…

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Person grabbing painful area of shoulder that can be helped with acupuncture and dry needling

Acupuncture has been used for treating trigger points for a long time. Dry needling is a common practice now, and we’re happy to provide dry needling at Absolute Health and Wellness. You may also know of dry needling as trigger-point acupuncture. A Review of Trigger Points For a more in-depth look at trigger points, please…

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Picture of a trigger point in the muscle as well as trigger point acupuncture with text bubble saying how dry needling works for pain

Dry needling is a method to help alleviate trigger points. Dry needling is often referred to as trigger point acupuncture. Trigger points are hypersensitive points within a muscle which create pain, limit range of motion, cause weakness and other symptoms. To learn more about trigger points, click here. Dry needling is a technique used to…

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Musculoskeletal diagram illustrating various areas for trigger points or pain on the body with a text bubble saying what are trigger points?

Myofascial pain syndrome is a pain condition characterized by trigger points. Trigger points and Myofascial pain syndrome is recognized by the International Association for the Study of Pain. Emerging research has shown this diagnosis is oftentimes involved in complicated, chronic pain syndromes of all sorts. What is a Trigger Point? A trigger point is a…

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Man grimacing in pain with shoulder highlighted with text bubble saying pain series - frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a common condition, with several contributing factors. Treatment can vary from person to person, but this article will outline the basics of what you need to know. Shoulder Anatomy The shoulder involves four joints and many muscles. The shoulder is capable of various movements including flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, rotation and a…

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