Unexplained Body Pain: Muscle Atrophy and Fascia
The X-ray is normal. The MRI is negative. Every doctor visit leads you to more confusion and less answers as they say: “I’m not sure why you’re in pain.” So, they move you along. Not because they don’t care, but likely because they may not know. If the diagnostic tests, medical screens, blood work-up and…Read More
Elbow Pain: Blame Your Lat!
Got elbow pain? Is it inside or outside? Commonly known as golfer’s elbow (inside pain) and tennis elbow (outside pain), many patients complain of elbow pain but have never hit a tennis or golf ball in their life. This might be your story too. So, why are you having elbow pain? There are many contributing…Read More
Frozen Shoulder: Does it Really Thaw?
Frozen shoulder is a very painful shoulder condition, yet most people forego getting treatment. They simply try and “wait it out.” It has always shocked me how long patients tolerate the pain of frozen shoulder before getting treatment. But once they start the process of physical therapy, every single patient says: “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”…Read More
Foam Rolling: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Foam rolling has become one of the most popular exercise tools in the sports and rehab world. At some point, most of us have found ourselves rolling up and down this piece of styrofoam hoping for pain relief or improved muscle flexibility. We may have even had short-term relief. But, let’s be honest. Most of us have…Read More
Rotator Cuff: “The Core” of the Shoulder
When was the last time you thought: “I think I’ll go to the gym and work on my rotator cuff.” We should think this way, but we don’t. One of the main culprits of shoulder pain is a lazy rotator cuff. We don’t see it, so we forget about it. However, this group of muscles is active…Read More