According to the American Physical Therapy Association, two thirds of Americans have lower back pain sometime during their lives. It’s what to do with and about that pain that matters. Should you exercise through lower back pain? The common sense answer to you now may be: if “it hurts when you do this,” then don’t... View Article
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative chronic condition, and 27 million Americans suffer from its painful symptoms everyday. If you don’t have osteoarthritis, it’s likely you know someone who does. With age and overuse, the cartilage between the bones in our joints begins to deteriorate causing stiffness, loss of flexibility, and pain. It is typically found in... View Article
“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” is heard daily on commercials for alert systems, but no matter one’s age, a fall can become a serious problem that requires months of rehabilitation. In some cases, it can affect a person’s life forever. Falling is the number one cause of injury for seniors, and it is... View Article
As today’s active baby boomers are confronted with knee, hip, and other joint pain, they are not content to “sit out” the rest of their lives. Osteoarthritis can affect younger patients as well and with modern alternatives available, joint replacement surgery need not be the first choice they undertake.
Those that suffer from joint pain are often forced to decrease their activity levels in order to avoid aggravating a particular joint. With summer quickly approaching, there are sure to be many days on which you will want to be outside engaging in your favorite activities. Stay active this summer without worsening your joint pain... View Article
Healing of a rotator cuff is complicated and depends on a number of variables. Many rotator cuff surgeries will heal just fine, but others may not. The simple explanation is the shoulder is a difficult place for healing to occur, and the rotator cuff itself is a complex area. Here are some more specific reasons... View Article
Osteoarthritis is most commonly found in the hips and the knees due to the amount of wear and tear that occurs over a lifetime. When the smooth cartilage that covers the end of each bone begins to break down, the bones in your knees and hips can rub together and create a great deal of... View Article
It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But, how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us to push through the pain... View Article
Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
Arthritis could be caused by about 100 different diseases, but it all leads to one main symptom: inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting off injury or infection, and it is completely healthy for short periods of time. However, arthritis can cause severe, long-term inflammation which will eventually kill joint tissue.... View Article