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]
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...]
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 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...]
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...]
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...]