Hit The Trails With Confidence: Hiking Strategies For Foot And Ankle Pain

Woman Hiking In Arizona

Love hiking and getting outdoors in beautiful surroundings, but have to deal with the nagging, relentless companion known as chronic foot and ankle pain? I feel your pain – both literally and figuratively. But here’s the thing: you’re not alone, and there’s hope. I want to share some insights on natural pain relief for sore…

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How To Identify Age-related Aches And Pains?

aches and pains

How to know if your aches and pains are age-related or not. Is it just because I am getting old? Nearly every patient I see over the age of 55 with chronic joint pain will ask me “Is there anything you can do for (this injury), or is it just me getting old?” While it…

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Don’t get Caught in Tendon-Confusion! The Difference Between Tendonitis and Tendonosis Explained


Many have either suffered from tendinitis or at least heard of it. But have you ever heard of TENDINOSIS? If you’ve ever suffered from tendonitis – then you know that it can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months! What is the difference between Tendonitis and Tendonosis? Tendonitis is an acute, short-term, inflammatory…

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Ouch! – What to do when you Pull a Muscle

Muscle Pull

  What Happens When You Pull A Muscle? A pulled muscle is just another way to describe a muscle strain. Muscle strains are painful.  Muscle strains occur when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or torn. A torn muscle is graded by 3 degrees. Mild, moderate, and complete tear. Muscle strains can occur without warning…

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Shoulder Injuries: Causes, Injuries, and Treatments

Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is made up of several joints and muscles that allow you to have a wide range of motion in your arm. It consists of your upper-arm bones (humerus), shoulder blades (scapula), and the collarbone (clavicle) meet. Each is held in place by a group of four muscles called your rotator cuff. The rotator…

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What Is a Strain Injury?

Repetitive Use Injury

Over the past month, we’ve been discussing common injuries of the elbow… and a lot of them tend to stem from a strain injury. So, what exactly is a ‘repetitive use injury? Many patients will come into our clinic with this type of injury and wonder “how” or “why”. Or when they have been told…

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Golf Injuries and How ANY Golfer Can Avoid Them

Shoulder Injury

Golf injuries are extremely common. But the problem with golf is that most people who play it seem to put up with the injuries and continue to play through them. Many times they don’t want to accept that their injuries are a direct consequence of the sport that they love. what are common golf injuries?…

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How Do I Get Back To Exercising After An Injury?

Ankle Injury

I see many people not giving themselves the best chance of staying active and healthy, simply because they don’t receive the best advice – and that’s unfortunate. So I’d like to take a moment to address a question that is commonly asked of me; One that I think is vitally important to make understood. ===…

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Plantar Fasciitis: How To Limit it

Plantar fascitis

Luckily, Plantar fasciitis is MUCH easier to explain than it is to pronounce. It’s basically an injury that you’d recognize from a very sharp ‘pin prick’ like pain underneath your foot. It can come from too much running, having a long-term problem with an Achilles tendon that wasn’t properly fixed, from wearing running shoes that…

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What Happens When You Pull A Muscle? SPrain vs STrain EXPLAINED (And what to do about it)

Rice Method

Have you ever pulled a muscle? If you’ve ever moved your body, chances are you’ve pulled a muscle. And when you do, don’t you know it! When you have a pulled muscle the pain can range from mild, like a minor neck strain you get from turning your head the wrong way, to very severe,…

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