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What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

Are you having neck pain that is also running down your shoulder or arm? If so, you could potentially be suffering from a common condition we see here in the clinic called cervical radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that results from compression of the nerves in your neck. The causes of this compression includeContinue Reading »

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Lupus Patients

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Lupus Patients

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic, autoimmune inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ system in the body. It most often develops in women during their childbearing years. Currently, there is no cure for lupus, but treatment can reduce symptoms. These frequently occur in a cycle of flare-ups and remissions. BecauseContinue Reading »

Take a Walk in a Walking Shoe

Take a Walk in a Walking Shoe

When running, we typically hit the ground flat-footed, whereas when we walk, our foot hits heel first and then rolls onto the toe. Therefore, the walking shoe is different from the running shoe. Walking shoes are often lighter in weight, with more stability in the heel, a flexible sole and more bend in the toeContinue Reading »

Gaining Weight After Losing Weight

Gaining Weight After Losing Weight

As if dieting were not frustrating enough, new research shows that we are practically guaranteed to gain the weight back after engaging in calorie-restricting diets. In fact, 80% of dieters on a range of diet plans regained the weight they had lost within a year. In the past, we have been quick to blame ourContinue Reading »

Getting to the Root of the Problem with Tennis Elbow

Getting to the Root of the Problem with Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow, AKA Lateral Epicondylitis or Lateral Epicondylalgia?This condition is considered an overuse condition that results from a tendinopathy of the extensor muscles of the forearm into the common extensor tendon. The common extensor tendon originates at lateral epicondyle which is bony prominence that can be seen on the outside of the elbow. TheContinue Reading »

What are the risks of anti-inflammatory use?

What are the risks of anti-inflammatory use?

Often patients ask me about what the “down side” is of taking over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatories. Most of these drugs have the following risks: Delayed wound healing Gastrointestinal Bleeds Hemmoraghic Occurrences Renal and Liver Toxicity Edema, Nausea Central Nervous System dizziness, stupor, tinnitus Most of our physicians when recommending non-steroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs) willContinue Reading »

Improve Your Golf Game This Winter

Improve Your Golf Game This Winter

When the winter winds blow and snow covers the ground, it may be hard to think about your golf game. However, keeping yourself in condition during your sport’s off-months helps prevent “weekend warrior” syndrome—incurring injuries when you play overzealously at the beginning of the season. And the strategies we will create can make your gameContinue Reading »

Medial Sprain: A Pain in the Ankle

Medial Sprain: A Pain in the Ankle

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. In fact, more than 20,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the United States. Medial ankle sprains occur when the ligament located on the inner, or medial, side of the ankle is severely stretched or torn. Such injuries account for a small portion of sprains,Continue Reading »

Rehabilitation of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability

Rehabilitation of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability

Anatomy of the ShoulderThe shoulder complex comprises the humerus, clavicle, and scapular, which form four different joints, including the glenohumeral joint, sternoclavicular joint, acromioclavicular joint, and the “floating” scapulothoracic joint.  The glenohumeral joint is the mobile joint in the human body as it is a “ball and socket” joint. It has three degrees of freedom,Continue Reading »

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