The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body. It's so flexible that, unlike other joints, it has very few ligaments holding it together. Instead it has a group of muscles called the Rotator Cuff that act like adjustable ligaments to stabilize the joint in any position, whether you are reaching overhead or doing pushups . This exceptional flexibility comes at a cost however and the shoulders huge range of motion and lack of limiting ligaments makes it an inherently unstable joint that is prone to injury and pain.
A Tale of Two Hips
I want to illustrate a point about x rays in this next account about two people who came to me for care.
The first is Robert. Robert is 50 and makes a living as a handyman. He noticed that his hip was hurting in the morning and also it was difficult for him to climb stairs, bend over and pick things up and to squat down. He went to his doctor and they x-rayed the hip. The x-ray showed degeneration and a “bone on bone” condition. He was advised that he would need a hip replacement.
And what you can do about it.
One of the things we treat daily in Physical Therapy is Back pain. Back pain is the number one cause of disability world wide and the number one reason people get addicted to opiates. In order to effectively treat back pain it is important to understand where it is coming from. Often Xrays and MRIs do not tell the whole story so a good clinical
What You Read and View Is Important to Your Health
A steady diet of Facebook, magazines, TV news and gossip works for your mind in the same way a diet of junk food works for your body. Tasty but not especially nutritious.. Where a poor diet can lead to fatty arteries and a bigger waistline, a diet of low-quality information can lead to more anxiety, unhappiness and insecurity. Mark Twain said
Why Nutrition is Essential for Our Wellbeing
You are what you eat as the saying goes. This is a great saying but is only partially true. Conventional wisdom used to say that if we ate a lot of fat we would become fat and if we ate a lot of cholesterol our arteries would become clogged for example. Recent studies have demonstrated that the truth is more complicated than that.
How Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Think of the daily habits you have now that are ingrained in your behavior. Eating breakfast, brushing your teeth, doing laundry, paying bills. Think of how these things make your life better and how your life would be if you didn’t do them. Also think about how
Have you started to think about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2020? Or have you begun re-framing the resolutions you made last year that didn’t stick? If not, that’s ok!
If you’re anything like us around this time of year, you’ve probably been thinking about beginning a more active, healthy lifestyle. Perhaps you just need that push to start your journey to a healthier and happier life.
This time of year, we see more people suffering from knee pain. The reason why? Getting ready for Summer, people decide to become more active and take up activities such as running or walking for longer distances.
A patient came into the clinic last week limping due to knee pain and asked:
“I’ve had this knee pain for a few weeks now. I’m not sure what I’ve done to it, but I’ve tried taking medication and it just didn’t help. It seems that it only stops hurting when I sit down. Now I’m wearing a brace when I walk, but I can still feel the pain when I take the brace off. What else can I do to get rid of the pain?”
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