Iliotibial Band

Sometimes you may experience pain on the outside of your knee after running or walking.  This could be Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome or IT Band Syndrome. This occurs when the band of connective tissue rubs on the outside of your knee.  It is due to the tightness of the IT Band and muscles you use […]

Piriformis

Sometimes you may have a pain that shoots down your leg as well as in the hip region.  You may think this pain is related to a herniated disc. Although this could be the cause, you could be experiencing Piriformis Syndrome. The Piriformis muscle is a small pear shaped muscle that runs from your sacrum […]

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy can affect your balance.  Peripheral Neuropathy is a failure of the nerves to carry information from the area it serves to the brain and spinal cord.  For example, the nerves responsible for providing information to and from your feet are damaged and the information about feel and movement is not communicated to the […]

Orthostatic Hypertension

Sometimes dizziness is related to blood pressure issues.  You experience lightheadedness or fainting that appears while standing.  You may have a condition called orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension.  This is when there is a drop in blood pressure with a change in body position. Other symptoms of orthostatic hypotension could include:  Chest pain, fainting, incontinence […]

One-Piece Swing

There are two types of golf swings.  The two-piece or small muscle swing and the one-piece or large muscle swing.  The one-piece swing is also sometimes called the stabilized spine swing. The swing is started with the hips and trunk, which allow shoulder and hip rotation without restricting hip rotation.  The shoulders and hips rotate […]

Neck

Most people will have a minor neck problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems.  It’s not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse or injury. Neck problems and injuries most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or projects around the home. Home […]

Knee Tendinosis

Tendinosis in the knee can be defined as either quadriceps tendinosis (which involves the tendon above the kneecap) or patellar tendinosis (the tendon below the knee).  This is commonly referred to as jumper’s knee or runner’s knee. Interestingly enough, quadriceps tendinosis usually occurs in the older population while patellar tendinosis occurs in the younger population. […]

Forces on Spine with Golf Swing

The modern golf swing can produce more power, but it can also result in an increased chance of injury to the spine.  There are several forces acting on the spine with the golf swing: Compression:  This particular force can be a source of injury to the spine.  Studies have shown that in a golf swing […]

Common Ortho Causes of Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain is a sharp severe pain with recent onset.  Acute low back pain is the most frequent low back pain. Because of the lumbosacral joint position in the skeleton, It supports the body’s weight and acts as the pivot when lifting or bending.  Because of this pivoting of this joint and the […]

Obesity/Health Problems

Obesity is a condition involving the storage of excess body fat because of an  imbalance between the number of calories eaten and the number of calories burned  over an extended period of time. As little as 100 extra calories per day will lead to a 10 lb weight gain each year, which can lead to […]