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Colle’s Fracture

Some Symptoms of a broken wrist include: Pain, especially when bending the wrist Tenderness, swelling and deformity of the wrist, which will cause it to appear crooked and bent. A Colles’ fracture — or the end of the radius  — is often called a ”broken wrist.” Actually, it’s a break in the larger of the […]

Cervical Disc Disease

One who is younger with acute (recent) onset of neck pain which is usually in a specific area on one side of the neck and in the area between the shoulder blades may be experiencing Degenerative Disc Disease.  Symptoms may be spontaneous or may be caused by an accident.  Moving your head can increase the […]

Achilles Tendinitis

Sometimes I experience pain at the back of my heel when I run or go up on my toes or when I try to push off while walking.  It can be a burning or throbbing type pain. You have just described Achilles Tendinitis.   Achilles Tendinitis is an inflammation of the Achilles Tendon or Heel Cord.  […]

Ankle Eversion Injury

When you twist your foot and ankle, you suffer an inversion sprain.  When you twist your foot out you have an eversion injury. While an inversion injury can heal within a few weeks, an eversion injury can be more involved. When you twist your foot out you will feel pain on the inside part of […]

Difficult Golf Swing

Why is the golf swing so difficult?  Because it is a dynamic movement involving linear motion as well as rotation while maintaining balance and spine angle.  This motion begins with a controlled movement of the hip and pelvis.  The trunk and lower back are rotating, while they are also side bending in the same direction.  The […]

Getting Out of Shape

How long does it take to get out of shape?  It depends. Generally speaking, it takes longer than you might think.  For someone who works out two to three times a week, it takes two to four weeks of inactivity for there to be a notable change in your conditioning. Regardless of your fitness level […]

Diabetes/Heart Disease

Diabetes and obesity are factors related to heart disease.  Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes your body to use insulin ineffectively. This results in your body being unable to convert all of the glucose or sugar from the food you eat into energy. As a result, this excess glucose coats your blood vessels, damaging […]

Common Minor Neck Pain

Neck pain usually involves the muscles of the neck.  A spasm or strain can be the cause of pain. Here are some activities that can influence neck pain: Forward head posture:  Holding your head in a forward position while watching TV, reading, working, or using your computer Sleeping posture:  Sleeping on a pillow that is […]

Ankle Function

Most think the main movement of the ankle is rocking up and down,  actually there is a twisting component involved.  As the foot reaches mid-stance, it becomes stable on the ground in a normal foot.  The Tibia, which is the leg bone, will rotate because of the bone orientation between the tibia and femur at […]

Flexibility

Good flexibility can reduce the risk of injury not only in sports, but also on an everyday basis.  A short muscle is more likely to become injured. A short muscle can also lead to an altered posture and create stress to your joints and your back and your neck.   What influences the amount of mobility […]