November 20, 2017

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?

Featured Articles

What is lateral epicondylitis?

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...]

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...]

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 that is typically mild to moderate in intensity.  It is sometimes referred to as a stress headache, and muscle tightness may be associated with it.  There are a number of factors that may contribute to tension headaches, including poor posture, eye strain, fatigue, and over exertion.  The following are a few tips to help you manage your tension headache pain. Start by … [Read 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 becoming an increasingly common surgery. Knee replacements are often performed on patients with severe osteoarthritis, which causes pain and/or buckling of the knee resulting in loss of function, such as difficulty walking, squatting or climbing stairs. (Osteoarthritis is caused by the loss of joint cartilage resulting in bone spurring, commonly known as "bone on … [Read More...]

Biking and Back Pain

Why does my back hurt when I ride my bike? How do I adjust my bike to prevent my back from hurting? Is biking bad for my back? Summer is finally starting to come around, so you may be considering tuning up that bike and hitting the road. If you’re a seasoned rider, then the normal considerations are old hat for you: wear a helmet, wear reflective clothing if biking at night, ride with traffic and use hand signals etc.  However, have you considered how to protect your back when spending many … [Read More...]

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