Monthly Archives: May 2015

Target Tendonitis

The definition of tendonitis is:  an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Your tendons are essential for proper joint function—so when they become injured or inflamed, joint movement becomes impaired and you may experience symptoms such as pain and swelling. Tendonitis can strike any of the tendons in […]

Plantar Fasciitis—A Real Pain in the Foot

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick band of connective tissue called the plantar fascia and causes pain in the bottom of your heel.  This band runs along the sole from the bottom of the heel bone to the toes, supports the […]

6 Tips to Prevent Knee Pain

We don’t give our knees enough credit.  Your knees provide stable support for the body and allow the legs to bend and straighten.  You need your knees to stand, walk, run, jump and turn.  According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic knee pain! Suffering from […]

The Low Down on Lower Back Pain

Do you suffer from lower back pain?  You’re not alone.  About 80% of adults in the U.S. will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes.  Lower back pain affects millions of Americans every year and is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle or heavy use.  Whether you’re working out at the gym […]

So Long Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is leg pain caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. The pain starts in the nerve roots found on either side of the lower spine, then they radiate through the sciatic nerve.  The sciatic nerve runs the length of each leg from the buttock down to the foot.  Sciatica pain happens most […]

Understanding Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain.  Osteoarthritis affects over 25 million people in the United States and can occur in any joint, but the most commonly affected areas are the joints of the fingers, base of the thumbs, hips, knees, neck, big toes and lower back.  The ankles and elbows may […]

Rotator Cuff Tear: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Pain in the shoulder may occur for many different reasons, but a tear in the rotator cuff is one of the most common causes.  Studies have shown that 30% of those under the age of 70 and 70% of those over age 80 have a rotator cuff tear. What is a Rotator Cuff? The rotator […]

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