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Self-Care Tips for Plantar Fasciitis Jun 1st, 2022

There’s nothing quite as jarring as taking your first few steps each morning only to be met with a searing pain in the bottom of your heel, yet for those with plantar fasciitis, that’s exactly how each day begins.  Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of your plantar fascia, a band of...

Does My Chronic Cough Mean I Have Asthma? May 1st, 2022

Coughing is a common physical reaction —we all do it from time to time. It’s our body’s natural way of responding to irritants in our airways, and the forceful expiration of air that happens during a cough acts to clear those irritants. Coughing is also a common asthma symptom, a...

Bothered by Tendon Pain? Kinesio Taping Can Help Apr 1st, 2022

Tendon injuries are common injuries that often develop as a result of overuse. Running, jumping, pitching, or hitting can also lead to tendon pain. Kinesio taping can help relieve tendon pain, and chances are high, you’ve probably already seen this brightly colored tape out on the fields. There’s a reason...

5 Benefits of Dry Needling Mar 2nd, 2022

It’s a common misconception that physical therapy is just specific exercises and stretches designed to help you recover after an injury or surgery. Though physical therapy does include stretching and exercises, numerous other therapies and treatments fall under the physical therapy category 一 and one of those is dry needling. ...

Can Laser Therapy Help My Back Pain? Feb 1st, 2022

Laser therapy is often discussed in terms of aesthetic treatments, such as tattoo removal or hair reduction. The reality is that laser therapy isn’t just for cosmetic treatments. Light energy is a powerful tool and has many applications in the medical field 一 and that includes reducing back pain.  Dr....

What's the Link Between Diabetes and Neuropathy? Jan 9th, 2022

Neuropathy 一 nerve damage 一 can happen as a result of an injury, infections, metabolic issues, exposure to toxins, and inherited conditions. However, diabetes is one of the leading causes of neuropathy. In these cases, neuropathy is known as diabetic neuropathy. Here at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center,...

What to Do if You're an Athlete with a Torn Muscle Dec 13th, 2021

Muscle strains are one of the most common sports injuries, and according to Johns Hopkins, you can even pull a muscle while you’re walking! Muscle strains happen when you overstretch a muscle, but if the muscle stretches too far, it can tear. This is called a grade 3 strain, and...

How MLS Laser Therapy Treats Your Plantar Fasciitis Nov 9th, 2021

Plantar fasciitis 一 notorious for the heel pain it causes 一 occurs when your plantar fascia becomes inflamed. Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. This condition causes pain from the moment you wake up in the morning as well...

Do Swollen Joints Mean I Have Arthritis? Oct 12th, 2021

Arthritis is well-known for causing joint pain and stiffness, but it can also cause swollen joints. There are over 100 types of arthritis, but all of them are characterized by joint pain and inflammation. If you’re concerned about arthritis, we encourage you to visit us at Precision Laser Joint and...

Who Needs TENS Therapy? Sep 7th, 2021

There’s a misconception that physical therapy consists of nothing more than exercises and stretches. Although physical therapy does include stretches and exercises, there are a lot more treatments that fall under the umbrella of physical therapy. Dry needling, Kinesio Taping®, TENS therapy, and trigger point therapy are just a few...

4 Symptoms of Neuropathy Aug 12th, 2021

Around 20 million Americans live with peripheral neuropathy, although the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the true rate may actually be higher. Peripheral neuropathy is a painful and disruptive condition caused by damage to the nerves in your peripheral nervous system. Neuropathy symptoms vary significantly from mild to...

Understanding Myofascial Release Jul 28th, 2021

Myofascial pain syndrome is muscle pain characterized by inflammation of the soft tissues. It affects the fascia (tissue that covers the muscles) and may lead to the development of trigger points. Trigger points can cause referred pain, which makes it tricky to determine the source and exact location of your...

How are Sports Injuries Treated? Jun 18th, 2021

Whether you’re a professional athlete, an amateur, or even just a weekend warrior who loves pick-up games, sports injuries are a real possibility. Approximately 8.6 million sports injuries (including recreational injuries) are reported each year.  In this blog, Dr. Dustin Hamoy explores a few ways you can prevent sports injuries...

Neuromuscular Re-education and Functional Training May 24th, 2021

Injuries, illness, and surgery can contribute to weakened muscles and soft tissues. Because weakened muscles lead to reduced mobility, it can profoundly affect your ability to perform everyday tasks. Dr. Dustin Hamoy incorporates neuromuscular re-education into physical therapy programs at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center in Glen Burnie,...

Dry Needling: A Time-Tested Treatment That Sticks It to Muscle Pain Apr 21st, 2021

You’ve probably tried massage or heat therapy for muscle pain, but have you considered dry needling? Although it might not seem like the ideal fix for muscle pain, the reality is that a growing number of individuals – including both athletes and those with chronic pain – swear by dry...

What Type of Injuries Can Be Treated with Manual Therapy? Mar 21st, 2021

Whether you’re experiencing a sports injury, a workplace injury, or even an injury from a car accident, your main goals are likely to reduce pain and restore your range of motion. That’s because injuries, regardless of how you sustained them, often cause discomfort as well as reduced functionality. Manual therapy,...

Laser Therapy for Pain Management Feb 24th, 2021

If you struggle with chronic pain, you’re definitely not alone. Research shows that 20% of the adult US population struggles with chronic pain. Musculoskeletal problems are often a cause of this pain, but relief is possible with laser therapy.  Offered by Dustin Hamoy, MD, and the experienced team of practitioners...