Spring Cleaning 101
How do I prevent injury with gardening and spring cleaning? What tips should I know for yard work clean up? The weather… [more]
Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow?
Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? What do I do when my back hurts after shoveling snow? 'Tis the wonderful holiday… [more]
What is the best position to sleep for back pain?
Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers… [more]
What to expect after a knee joint replacement
What should I expect after my knee replacement? How should I prepare for my knee replacement? Total knee replacements are… [more]
Do arthritis supplements really work?
How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin… [more]
What is frozen shoulder?
What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to… [more]
Why does my hip hurt?
Why does my hip hurt? What is hip bursitis? How do I alleviate hip bursitis pain? If you've been experiencing a pain… [more]
How do I manage stress?
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]
What causes tension headaches?
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]
What is Runner’s Knee?
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating… [more]
Does the shoe matter? What should I look for in a shoe? What is flat foot or low arch? What is a high arch? Wearing proper foot attire is key to avoiding foot/ankle pain, not to mention reducing the risk of knee, hip and low back pain. So, what exactly is "proper foot attire?" Obviously high heels are tough on your feet, while athletic/tennis shoes provide cushion and support. However, there are a lot of tennis shoe brands and styles available, which means … [Read More...]
Do I need a referral for physical therapy? How can a physical therapist help me? What is the training for a physical therapist? Legislation now allows you to be evaluated and treated for up to 24 days by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician. This is referred to as direct access. In April 2013, Indiana became the 49th of 50 U.S. states to adopt it into practice. Direct access to physical therapy services means that as a patient, you will receive the treatment you … [Read More...]
Why do overuse injuries happen? How do you prevent overuse injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (otherwise known as repetitive strain, repetitive motion, or repetitive use injuries) are just what they sound like - injuries incurred due to repeated stresses or loads on the body over time. These injuries are quite common in the workplace due to employees performing the same daily tasks or maintaining the same sustained positions for several hours each day. Repetitive stress injury is a … [Read More...]
What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness or swelling along your shin bone afterwards? It is possible that you have suffered from shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. Shin splints can be caused by an inflammation of the periosteum of the tibia, muscle overuse causing swelling, and stress fractures of the bone. The periosteum is the covering surrounding the bone, which can become … [Read More...]
Why does the outside of my elbow hurt? What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is a term often used to describe lateral epicondylitis. However, you can get this condition without even stepping foot onto a tennis court. It is a repetitive motion injury that is typically from gripping and repetitive arm movements. It can affect people with many different jobs or hobbies including tennis, weight lifting, baseball, racquetball, carpentry, painting, raking, knitting, and many others. All of the … [Read More...]