Use it or lose it. If you suffer from any type of chronic pain, you are at risk for developing a physical “disuse” syndrome. You have heard the expression, “use it or lose it”? Our bodies are designed to move and be active. What is disuse syndrome? Basically, it describes the effects on the body… Continue reading Disuse Syndrome
How many times have you heard your mother say, “stand up straight!”. She was talking about your posture. It is common knowledge that not only a good posture can make you appear your best, but it also impacts your long-term health. Prolonged poor posture can cause pain and injury in your neck and back. Making… Continue reading How’s Your Posture?
When walking, climbing a flight of stairs, or running, you may hear occasional pops, snaps, crackles, creaking, or grinding when you bend or straighten your knee. These sounds are called crepitus (KREP-ih-dus). One explanation for why this happens is osteoarthritis, but there are many other causes. Noisy knees by themselves are usually not a problem,… Continue reading The Many Noises of the Knee!
Knee pain from arthritis is a very common condition. One type that effects knees is osteoarthritis (OA). This can occur over time from repeated trauma from constant use such as running or jumping. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition for most as it happens over time and most commonly is found in older folks, but can… Continue reading Knee Pain from Arthritis: What are the options?
Rooster Comb Injections: What is it all about? The comb of a rooster partly made up of a substance known as hyaluronic acid. Many already know about this substance because it is used in face creams to “plump” the skin or in fillers which are injected to remove facial fine lines. Hyaluronic acid is a… Continue reading Rooster Comb Hyaluronic Acid Injections
In recent years, there has been much excitement about the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies derived from bone marrow to treat torn ligaments and tendons and joint pain especially in professional athletes. These therapies are in fact a form of prolotherapy, an injection treatment option that holds its roots back… Continue reading Prolotherapy: Repair damaged tendons, ligaments and joints