Great medical care can be hard to come by. At Atlanta Medical Clinic, we have a passion for helping the members of our community reach their healthiest selves. We focus on three aspects of care: accurate diagnosis, balanced medical interventions and effective treatments that produce results. Together, our team changes the lives of our patients: It’s the AMC Way.
If you’re suffering from knee pain, you’re certainly not alone. From osteoarthritis to injury to wear-and-tear, it affects millions of people every day. In fact, the prevalence of knee pain is an estimated 19% of the population. And as you get older, you’re more likely to suffer. It’s no wonder why knee surgery is one of the most common operating procedures in the US.
Yet today, more healthcare professionals question the abundance of knee surgery. A 2013 study compared two-year outcomes of patients who received surgery versus a placebo group, receiving a “sham” procedure. The authors concluded that there was “no significant between group changes.” Meaning – those who received a fake procedure were no better off than the group with real knee surgery.
Luckily, there are solutions – no surgery or pills required. Read on for Atlanta Medical Clinic’s treatment for patients with knee pain.
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Varicose veins are a condition most common in older adults, where the pressure of standing and walking upright causes veins in the legs to twist and become enlarged. For some people, the swollen, dark-bluish to purplish veins are just a cosmetic concern, but for others, the condition causes aching pain and discomfort, and can even contribute to much more serious conditions, like ulcerations, blood clots, and bleeding. What are some important facts about varicose and spider veins, and why should you consider having varicose vein treatment?
While the small, damaged capillaries called spider veins can show up on any skin surface at any age, you’re more likely to find them on adults over age 50, and typically on the face or legs. Spider veins are usually harmless and don’t cause any discomfort, but for some individuals, they contribute greatly to the appearance of aging, damaged skin, and can also lead to painful symptoms like swelling, cramping, or weakness. How are spider veins removed, and what can you expect?
The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body, and with a number of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues in play, a variety of conditions can develop that can lead to sensitivity, pain, and even loss of function. When it comes to getting fast and effective care, your integrated wellness is only as good as your medical team, and that’s why there’s no better choice for knee pain treatments than Atlanta Medical Clinic.
Back pain can be a debilitating condition that affects every aspect of your life. Because it involves the spine, which is the central axis of the body, everything from head to toe can be affected when pain, inflammation and stiffness radiate outward from the joints in this space. Many people think that back pain comes from an injury, but there are many surprising causes to consider. Here are some of the most effective ways for the medical team at Atlanta Medical Clinic to provide relief and pain management
Diabetes rates are on the rise, and aside from the initial effects of the condition, those with the disease need to be concerned about lesser-known complications that develop over time. High blood sugar levels begin to have an impact on the vessels of the circulatory system, which lead to issues like venous insufficiency, and ultimately problems like amputations. What is the relationship between diabetes and circulation, and how do complications like amputation arise?
A quick bump, scratch or scrape is a normal part of life – even well after our playground and tree-climbing days are behind us. But for a diabetic, these small wounds can take days, months or even years to finally heal due to damage to the circulatory and nervous systems. If left untreated, these diabetic wounds can escalate into an urgent situation. Two keys to avoid serious complications: prevention and proactivity.
Atlanta Medical Clinic is a patient-focused medical center that provides world-class diabetic wound care and wound care treatments for those in need. All of our services are covered by insurance and we work directly with the patients to ensure they comply with the necessary follow up treatments so that our patients’ wounds can heal safely. Here are 5 critically important things that diabetics need to know about wound care.
Diabetes diagnoses are rising at epidemic rates, nearly doubling to almost 10% of the American population since the 1980s. Still another 85 million are living with pre-diabetic conditions, which can lead to the disease within 5 years. While many of us know about complications related to diabetes, like metabolic disorders, increased risk for heart attacks and stroke, kidney failure, and retinopathy which can lead to blindness, there isn’t as much understanding around issues like venous insufficiency and diabetic wounds. What causes diabetic wounds, and why is ignoring them so dangerous?