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Return to Exercise Best When Done Gradually

By : on : December 20, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on Return to Exercise Best When Done Gradually)

Have you shed your Covid-15 yet? Those fifteen pounds just about everybody has put on; have you started burning it or are you waiting for the new year? Whether you go back to the mat at home or take it to the gym, whether to slay the Covid-15 or to grunt out knee rehab, the…

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How To Treat Auto Accident Headaches

By : on : December 9, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on How To Treat Auto Accident Headaches)

Auto accidents are more common than we would like to admit. The average driver, and that’s probably you, has a greater chance of getting into a car crash on a 1,000 mile trip (1 in 366). than a professional bowler has in bowling a perfect game (1 in 460). While auto accident fatalities appear as…

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Relieving Trigger Finger Hand Pain With PRP or Rehab

By : on : November 16, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on Relieving Trigger Finger Hand Pain With PRP or Rehab)

I woke up one morning a few years back with the middle finger of my right hand contracted as if I was going to fling a spitball. I thought I must have been dreaming and my body was simply carrying out the action I was performing in the dream. When I tried to move my…

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Popping Knee Pain: Will it Heal or Require Surgery

By : on : August 1, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on Popping Knee Pain: Will it Heal or Require Surgery)

I have been teaching sports injuries assessment and treatment to doctors for over a decade. Relative to complex injuries of the shoulder or hip, knee injuries are somewhat simple to assess. Every knee malady has one or more characteristic signs that lead us to suspect the injured tissue, and thus it isn’t that difficult to…

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TMJ Syndrome – A Form of Stress Release

By : on : July 2, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on TMJ Syndrome – A Form of Stress Release)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for opening or closing the jaw: chewing, yawning, clenching, biting, all rely on the TMJ to work smoothly and painlessly to function properly. The movement of the jaw joint is just another function we can easily take for granted, because it is only when we have pain and dysfunction…

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Shoulder Pain First Thing In Morning

By : on : June 18, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on Shoulder Pain First Thing In Morning)

Shoulder pain first thing in the morning, difficulty putting on shirts and jackets, and pain lifting the arm above the shoulder are all symptoms of a common yet debilitating condition called shoulder impingement syndrome. They are also common symptoms of a condition called rotator cuff syndrome. Unfortunately, those symptoms are one of the few things…

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Different Leg Lengths Can Cause Pain

By : on : June 12, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on Different Leg Lengths Can Cause Pain)

Today’s post comes from a question posed by Twitter follower SH, who asked if her hip pain could be coming from having one leg longer than the other. She went on to say that she only develops symptoms on her left side regardless whether it is Achilles tendon pain or whatever. She did not elaborate…

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Migraines – A Dissociation of Mind and Body

By : on : June 5, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on Migraines – A Dissociation of Mind and Body)

The question of whether humans are mostly their minds or their bodies has challenged thinkers for ages. No doubt, we have both a mind and a body – our physical form carrying out what appears to be the will of our mind – yet does one reign supreme over the other? Some believe that what…

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What is My First Thing in the Morning Pain?

By : on : May 27, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on What is My First Thing in the Morning Pain?)

Do you ever wake up in the morning with a deep ache in the low back or tailbone? Do you ever recall twisting and turning throughout the night, waking up from time-to-time registering the pain, and then falling back to sleep? How about the inability to get comfortable in bed because of tailbone pain? If…

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How Auto Accidents Can Cause Pain Months Following a Crash

By : on : May 22, 2020 comments : (Comments Off on How Auto Accidents Can Cause Pain Months Following a Crash)

In 2016, I was involved in an auto accident on a Los Angeles freeway. My car was hit from behind while slowing in traffic to a complete stop. The car that hit me was travelling roughly 25-35 miles per hour; it appeared that the driver was looking down, possibly at a cell phone, just before…

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