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Pinched Nerve In Low Back

August 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Pinched Nerve In Low Back

Pinched Nerve In Low Back A Pinched Nerve In The Low Back can be a chronic (long term) or acute  (short term) painful disorder that usually is due to compression of a spinal nerve root (branch coming off of the spinal cord) that can be compressed as it exit through the sides of the vertebra.…

Shoulder Tendinitis

June 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Shoulder Tendinitis

Shoulder Tendinitis – What Is It? Shoulder tendinitis is an injury to the shoulder that occurs most commonly when attempting to lift something too quickly, lifting something that is too heavy or falling on an outstretched arm.  The sudden stress on the tendon causes microtears which lead to inflammation of that tendon. Shoulder tendinitis is…

Shoulder Tendinitis Or Is It Tendinosis?

May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Shoulder Tendinitis Or Is It Tendinosis?

Shoulder Tendinitis (Or Is It Tendinosis?) –  What Is It? When most people think of tendinitis they often think of an injury that is a result of overuse -this is actually not the case.  Shoulder tendinitis is an injury to the shoulder that occurs most commonly when attempting to lift something too quickly, lifting something…

Hamstring Strain, What Is It? 

May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Hamstring Strain, What Is It? 

Hamstring Strain, What Is It?  The hamstring muscles are the group of 3 muscles that are located in the back of the thigh.  When the hamstring muscles experience a rapid or violent stretch it can create tears in the attached tendons, or the muscles themselves.  Hamstring strains can be classified by severity: Grade 1 (mild…

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, What Is It? Arthroscopic knee surgery is a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to see inside the knee to diagnose or treat knee conditions without making a large incision. The surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to see inside the knee joint.  Since the tools used to perform arthroscopic…

Lower Back Muscles

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Lower Back Muscles

Muscles are a specialized soft tissue, comprised of cells whose unique function is to contract or stretch. Muscles attach to various bones and allow for human motion. The lower back muscles are made up of several layers. They hold the body erect (upright), maintain posture and allow for motions of the trunk, including bending, and…

Caffeine Headache

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Caffeine Headache

Caffeine Headache, What Is It?  First let’s explore caffeine.  Caffeine is a crystalline compound most commonly found in tea and coffee. Physiologically, even in small doses it acts  to decrease blood flow in the brain and also acts as stimulus on the nervous system. Historically humans have sought the benefits of these actions to help…

Tendonitis of the Knee

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Tendonitis of the Knee

Tendonitis of the Knee, What It Is? Tendonitis of the Knee is when you have an irritated tendon in the front part of your knee usually below the knee cap but is can also be a generalized diffuse tendon irritation from the lower quadriceps to the insertion at the top of the tibia (shin bone).…

Sciatica Treatment

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Sciatica Treatment

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is also known as Sciatica Syndrome and is a generalized phrase or term to indicate pain in the buttocks region usually on one side of your body but can affect both sides at once.  The lumbar/sacral nerves exit the spine and travel down the back part of your leg. Shortly after…

Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is typically considered to be pain of the bottom of the foot due to irritation of the dense tissue that lines the bottom of the foot. Connective tissue helps to add stability to the structure of the foot and provide support during load bearing (walking). What Are Treatment Options? Controlling…