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Extended Sitting Issues

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical […]

Herniated Nucleus Propulsus Treatment

People with a herniated disc experience lower back pain and sciatic pain which radiates down their leg.  When the disc pushes against the nerve root, it can cause pain.   Conservative treatment for a herniated disc is usually enough to resolve the pain.  Because bending and lifting intensify the pain, a treatment program to work on […]

Osgood-Schlatter

If you have developed a knot at the top of your leg bone where the patellar (knee cap) tendon connects to the tibia, you probably have what is called Osgood-Schlatter Disease.  This usually happens when you are 12 or 13 years old, but can occur later on in your life. It can be associated with […]

Patella

What is the functions of my patella or kneecap?  It just seems to be floating above my knee. What does it do?  The patella is located in the tendon of your quadriceps or thigh muscles and it has two important functions. It lengthens the lever arm of your thigh muscles.  The longer the lever arm […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nocturnal Paresthesia, or numbness at night involving some of your fingers, is a common sign of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  This numbness can lead to pain. The pain can lead to a poor night of sleep. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes  […]

Physical Abilities of Golf Swing

Although the golf swing when performed by a professional golfer looks simple and effortless, it is anything but easy.  In fact the golf swing is difficult. A good golf swing requires balance, flexibility, posture and coordination. The main physical abilities of a powerful golf swing include balance.  A good posture at address requires balance because […]

De Quervain’s Tendinitis

REMEMBER  a tendon is a thick bendable tissue that connects muscle to bone. There are two tendons that run from the back of your thumb down the side of your wrist. When you have swelling and irritation of these two tendons it leads to a condition called De Quervain’s tendinitis.  Some activities that can lead […]

How to Manage Orthostatic Hypotension

Postural or orthostatic hypotension is related to a drop in your blood pressure when changing body positions.  It may be associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure and hardening of the arteries. Also, certain medications can cause orthostatic hypotension. This condition can be managed by:   Telling your healthcare provider about the symptoms Review your […]

Degenerative Arthritis

One with Degenerative Arthritis of the neck or cervical spine will notice stiffness and neck pain.  Your stiffness appears to be worse after periods of inactivity or immobility of the head. Some of this stiffness can be relieved to some degree with motion .  However, pain may seem to increase with motion and certain sleeping […]

Heart Rate During Exercise

For adults, a healthy resting heart rate is 60 to 80 beats per minute.  The general rule for calculating your maximum heart rate during exercise is: Subtract your age from 220.  The target zone is 60 to 80 percent of your maximum heart rate.  This will let you know what the level of your heart […]