Pain Management

Shoulder Tendinitis

June 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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…

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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…

Lower Back Pain Treatment

April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Are The Top 5 Conservative Lower Back Pain Treatments? Moist Heat: Muscle tension is a common denominator in acute and even chronic low back pain. Moist heat can help to increase localized blood flow to the area bringing in blood which has oxygen and other healing properties to the stressed tissue. Apply 15-20 minutes…

Tension Headache

April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tension Headache, What Is It? There are many, many causes of headache, ranging from simple stress to tumors.  The focus of this article will be on musculoskeletal tension as the root cause of your headache. Like many people, you are probably often living a hectic lifestyle. If  so you most likely are experiencing physical stress…