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 […]

Increase Flexibility/Aging

Have you ever noticed how you are stiff and not very flexible when you get out of bed in the morning?  Why does that stiffness go away during the day? By simply using your muscles you increase flexibility.   When you use your muscles to walk or get up out of the chair, your flexibility […]

Heart Rate

You check your heart rate after an activity.  What does heart rate really indicate? Remember, Your heart is a pump.  It pumps blood to all parts of your body. The heart contracts with each beat so the number of times your heart beats in a minute is your heart rate. When you increase physical activity […]

Healthy Knee

Although the knee is a large joint and made up mainly of two large bones, it is an area of the body that is involved in a good deal of pain and injury. General guidelines to maintaining a healthy knee include: Good muscle balance and strength.  This includes the muscles on the inside part and […]

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 […]

Happiness

Abe Lincoln once said “Most people are as happy as they make their mind up to be”  Why be happy? The Field of Psychology finds that happiness is linked with health outcomes.  Happiness correlates with well-being and successful stress management.  Bad stress takes its toll on our bodies.  Chronic stress has been found to be related […]

Chomdromalacia Patella

Running injuries occur with over training, improper warm-up or stretching, poor running mechanics, or from a previous injury which causes muscle weakness.  Most of these injuries can be avoided.  For instance, Chomdromalacia Patella is a condition affecting the cartilage of the underside of the kneecap.  It can be caused from a microtrauma from repeated bending […]

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 […]