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Did you know that 8 in 10 adults will experience lower back pain? It is the single greatest cause of lost time from work in the world.  So why is back pain so common?  The back has many different structures involved in supporting us in all different positions and movements.  There are muscles that move only 1-2 joints and muscles that move 10 joints. Between each vertebrae there are 5-6 ligaments connecting them. There are intervertebral discs that sit between each vertebrae, pro...
Posted on 2021-05-04
Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when two types of cartilage at the knee wear away. The articular cartilage is the cartilage that lines the bones that make up your knee joint to help decrease friction. The fibrous cartilage acts as a shock absorber at the knee. This is also called the meniscus. Once the cartilage has worn away, the bones move closer together and can rub against each other during knee movements. This can lead to painful and sometimes audible popping, grinding or clicking with mo...
Posted on 2021-03-24
Osteoporosis (porous bone)  is a disease that affects the bones, causing them to break easily. The breaks occur because the body is unable to make new bone, loses too much bone or both. This can lead to fractures that occur as the result of a fall or from something as simple as a cough or sneeze in more serious cases. Those who suffer from osteoporosis may experience the following symptoms: Loss of height over time A stooped posture Fractures of the hip, spine or wrist The Nati...
Posted on 2021-03-10
Frozen shoulder is clinically known as adhesive capsulitis. The most common symptoms of frozen shoulder is stiffness. The stiffness tends to increase over time and can lead to severe limitations in shoulder motion and function. There is no known cause, but it is often seen in patients with a personal history of Diabetes, those over the age of 40 and people whose shoulder has been immobilized for a period of time.  Signs and Symptoms: Frozen shoulder usually occurs in stages: 1. The f...
Posted on 2021-02-16
Are you hoping to get a healthier start this new year?  If you want to feel stronger you are likely considering a weight training program but might be a little hesitant about getting started.  While starting a new type of exercise can be intimidating, it can also be rewarding.  Strength training has been shown to improve blood pressure and glucose levels, decrease osteoporosis risk, decrease fall risk and improve sleep.  Here are a few tips for getting started. Seek consult...
Posted on 2021-02-09
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