February 26, 2018

Which side should you use your cane?

How should I use my cane? Should I use my cane on my weaker side? A big mistake that most people make is holding their cane… [more]

Which side should you use your cane? Which side should you use your cane?

Common causes of golf injuries

Are injuries common in golf? What type of injuries are common in golf? Why does my back hurt after golf? Why does my… [more]

Common causes of golf injuries Common causes of golf injuries

Can steroid injections harm your body?

What’s the difference between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids? What does a cortisone injection actually do?  Will cortisone… [more]

Can steroid injections harm your body? Can steroid injections harm your body?

What does a torn rotator cuff feel like?

What is the rotator cuff? What is the most common way to cause injury to the rotator cuff? What does rotator cuff pain… [more]

What does a torn rotator cuff feel like? What does a torn rotator cuff feel like?

No Pain, No Gain

Should I hurt after exercise? Why do I have soreness in my muscles? What does No Pain No Gain really mean?   We've… [more]

No Pain, No Gain No Pain, No Gain

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 is the best position to sleep for back pain? What is the best position to sleep for back pain?

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]

What to expect after a knee joint replacement What to expect after a knee joint replacement

Do arthritis supplements really work?

How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin… [more]

Do arthritis supplements really work? Do arthritis supplements really work?

What is frozen shoulder?

What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to… [more]

What is frozen shoulder? What is frozen shoulder?

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]

Why does my hip hurt? Why does my hip hurt?

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No Pain, No Gain

Should I hurt after exercise? Why do I have soreness in my muscles? What does No Pain No Gain really mean?   We've all heard the saying, "No pain No gain". The question is: myth or fact? To know the true answer, let’s take a look at what is happening from the inside! Post-exercise muscle soreness is referred to as "DOMS", delayed onset muscle soreness. DOMS is a feeling of increased stiffness and/or pain following physical activities. So why does this happen and is this … [Read More...]

Can steroid injections harm your body?

What’s the difference between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids? What does a cortisone injection actually do?  Will cortisone injections harm my body? When people hear the word “steroid”, most of us think of the sports enhancement use to gain muscle. However, there is a difference between anabolic, or muscle building steroids, and corticosteroids. Cortisol is produced naturally in the adrenal cortex of the human body. This hormone is produced at higher levels when your body is under … [Read More...]

What is carpal tunnel?

Why does my wrist hurt? Why does my hand and fingers go numb? Why does my hands go numb at night? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common disorder that involves compression of the median nerve.  The median nerve and the tendons that bend your fingers pass through a structure called the carpal tunnel in the wrist.  The carpal tunnel is made up of bones on 3 sides and a ligament.  The median nerve can be compressed in this tunnel due to many reasons: an inflammation of the tendon sheaths, shortening … [Read More...]

How does weather affect my joint pain?

How do changes in weather affect my arthritis? Why do my joints hurt when its raining? At some point in time, you've heard your grandma or grandpa make claims that it was going to rain because they could feel it in their joints.  Although there is no solid scientific evidence to support this, there are theories to explain it.  I can tell you from my experience in working as a physical therapist, there is some validity to it. Arthritis simply means, an inflamed joint.  There are several … [Read More...]

What is frozen shoulder?

What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to as adhesive capsulitis) is a condition characterized by stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion in the shoulder joint. It occurs most often in postmenopausal women, after surgery or an injury, and in people 40-70 years of age. There are two classifications of adhesive capsulitis, primary or secondary. Primary adhesive capsulitis occurs when there is no significant … [Read More...]

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