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]
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]
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]
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]
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 causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating in local 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. Consequently, runners are training more often, and may become susceptible to repetitive use injuries in the knee. The two most common knee injuries in runners are patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). PFPS is pain under or along the knee cap itself, while ITBS is pain along the outside of … [Read More...]
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...]
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly experienced by everyone (Campo et al., 2009; Shapiro et al., 2005; Manotas et al., 2014; Howard, 2008). Stress is your body's physiological and psychological response to anything your body may perceive as threatening or a specific reaction to a life changing event which may be perceived as positive or negative (Christ, McVay, Marocco, 2013). The effect of stress … [Read 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...]