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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”…

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease In our society, approximately 85% of adults will experience low back discomfort over their lifetime, resulting in considerable health costs as well as personal economic costs.  One of the causes of low back pain can be lumbar degenerative disc disease (lumbar DDD). Lumbar DDD explains the complex process of age-related changes…

Sciatica

December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Sciatica

SCIATICA In our society, approximately 80% of adults will experience low back discomfort over their lifetime, resulting in considerable health costs as well as personal economic costs.  Out of those low back cases, individuals can experience sudden, intermittent or constant “sciatica” which typically can be describe symptoms in one leg such as intense, dull ache,…

Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

December 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy Have you ever said, “My feet are hurting me so bad”? Now, this normal response could come from a variety of disorders or conditions from standing on your feet all day for family events to a more obvious reason like falling from a ladder and landing directly on heels (if…

Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture

December 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture

Alternative medicine usually refer to non-traditional or non-Western medical practices for the promotion of health. Over the past two decades, individuals are looking for other medical sources for their well-being and health have reached a prevalence rate between 30-50%. One of these alternative medicine has been acupuncture. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese…

CBD Oil? Everything you need to know!

December 3, 2019 | Comments Off on CBD Oil? Everything you need to know!

CBD OIL? Recently, the use of medicinal marijuana has exploded on the medical community as patients are seeking alternative forms for their variety of disorders and conditions. The plant called cannabis sativa produces marijuana, hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) oils. The use of CBD oils continue to surge as individuals seek the medicinal benefits of marijuana…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

October 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS) Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common of all , nerve compression conditions as it will affect 1 out of every 10 persons. Repetitive activity of various kinds can result in CTS as the median nerve becomes squeezed in a small anatomical space at the wrist called the carpal tunnel.…