May 22, 2015

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

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]

Spring Cleaning 101 Spring Cleaning 101

Get Back into the Spring of Things

How to prevent injury with exercise? What is the proper way to begin an exercise program? What is the proper way to stretch? It… [more]

Get Back into the Spring of Things Get Back into the Spring of Things

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?

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?

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]

How do I manage stress? How do I manage stress?

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 causes tension headaches? What causes tension headaches?

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]

What is Runner’s Knee? What is Runner's Knee?

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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...]

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Why do I have back pain?

Back pain is the most frequent visit to the doctors office, second to the common cold.  Its been reported that approximately 80% of the population at some point in their life span will experience an episode of lower back pain.  Most commonly, back pain afflicts middle aged adults in their 4th to 5th decade of life.  Several sources contributing to back pain have been thoroughly investigated in the research and the leading cause of lower back pain is an "unhealthy disc". The disc naturally … [Read More...]

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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...]

Heel pain

Why does the bottom of my heel hurt?

Have you ever woke up in the morning and stood up out of bed with the feeling of a knife sticking you in the bottom of your heel?  The pain is nearly crippling at first but as you take a few steps the pain eases a bit.  The same happens after periods of sitting or driving in a car for sometime.  You go to stand up or get out of your car and put on some kind of display like your firewalking on hot coals. The likely cause of the pain is an inflamed plantar fascia.  The plantar fascia is a thick … [Read More...]

Tension headache

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...]

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