Pain Management

Metatarsalgia (MTG)

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Metatarsalgia (MTG)

Metatarsalgia can be described as a painful condition of the bottom of the foot and toes called the forefoot (or commonly referred to the “balls of the foot” or “toe box”). Usually, this discomfort can be sharp, burning or aching during weight-bearing activities like running and sports-related training as well as even walking, standing and…

Helping with Chronic Pain

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Helping with Chronic Pain

Helping with chronic pain: Teaching about pain with Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (TNE) or Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) In the current medical model, individuals with chronic pain typically experience frustration due to experiencing debilitating discomfort, altering affecting numerous aspects of their lives. This type of chronic pain does not appear to have any underlying cause like…

Hip Replacement Surgery

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery: Hip Pain is a condition which can develop suddenly or develop over a period of time. Pain in this region can be caused  by a number of factors. Examples include: trauma as with a car crash, fall, excessive loading to the legs over time, or sports injury, to name a few. The…

Spinal Stenosis Surgery

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Overview Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column’s canal leading to pain due to pressure on the spinal cord and other nerves. It is typically seen in middle-aged people or older with narrowing from arthritis, bone spurs or trauma. Symptoms include: Numbness or weakness Cramping in arms or legs Difficulty walking Pain in…

Metacarpal Pain

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Metacarpal Pain

Overview The metacarpals are long bones in the hand, connected on one end to the wrist and the other to the finger bones or phalanges. The tops of the metacarpal bones form the knuckles and on the palm side, connective tissue covers them. The most common cause of swelling with metacarpal joint pain is due…

Knee Replacement (aka Arthroplasty)

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Knee Replacement (aka Arthroplasty)

Overview Knee replacement or arthroplasty, is a surgical process to replace, or remodel the joint surface of the knee. It is performed to alleviate pain and restore function after joint damage. Knee replacement procedures exchange the damaged parts of the knee with artificial implants.  At present, technology has improved to create better porous-coated prosthesis (implants)…

Swimmer Shoulder

April 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Swimmer Shoulder

What is it? “Swimmer shoulder” is an umbrella term that is used to describe an injury to the shoulder due to frequent swimming.  As much as 90% of injuries in swimming are injuries that are in the shoulder.1  Shoulder pain from swimming is common in both males and females and on both the dominant and…

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

April 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

What is it? Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of one of the canals in the lumbar spine.  Many people with spinal stenosis have no symptoms.  Sometimes however, this canal narrowing can put pressure on nerves which might result in pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the low back or into the buttocks and legs.…

Gout Pain in the Foot

April 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Gout Pain in the Foot

What is gout? Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis found in the body.  Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint.  The most common area of the body to develop gout symptoms is the foot, especially in the first joint of the big toe.  Pain from gout…

“Slipped disc” (Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP)

December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on “Slipped disc” (Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP)

“Slipped disc” known as a Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP) In our society, up to 80-85% of the US population will experience low back discomfort of varying causes. You may have heard someone say, “My back has not been too good lately because I have a slipped disc.” What exactly does that mean? “A slipped disc”…