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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 […]

Congenital Deformities

A Congenital Deformity (one that is acquired at birth) can be significant or significantly mild.  This type of deformity can be fairly common. Some estimate that only about one in five individuals have a completely normal back consisting of a normal spinal column when viewed by X-Ray or other radiographic procedures. The majority of congenital […]

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 […]

Gait Changes and Peripheral Neuropathy

One that experiences a Sensorimotor Peripheral Neuropathy, or a loss of feeling and strength in their legs, will have a loss of sensation of how the body is positioned because of loss of feedback from the ankle. This loss of strength and sensation may lead to ankle instability and the center of pressure on the […]

Endurance Guidelines

Muscle endurance can take place in an exercise program designed to improve strength.  Endurance can also be achieved by exercises that are repeated against a moderate load to the point of muscle fatigue.  Total body endurance is related to aerobic capacity. In other words to the ability of the body to transport oxygen as well as […]

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 […]

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 […]