Posture and Your Hips

Good posture is essential for musculoskeletal health. While health professionals once recommended “standing up straight” as the way to achieve and maintain good posture, today’s experts take a much more advanced and effective approach. They (1) analyze all structures that affect posture (2) determine which structures may be causing posture deviations (3) come up with [...]

2017-10-19T12:42:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Posture and Your Hips

Is My Diet Causing Back Pain

Many factors can cause chronic back pain. These range from inherited conditions to degenerative disc disease, to repetitive strain, to trauma-induced damage from a fall, a sports injury, or a car accident.

2017-10-19T12:36:19+00:00 October 9th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Is My Diet Causing Back Pain

Pumpkin Carving Precautions to Avoid Hand and Tendon Injuries

Now that pumpkin patches are filled with large orange gourds, we automatically start thinking of Halloween and jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkin carving is a fun family activity but it needs to be done with caution, especially if children will be helping. Emergency room physicians and hand surgeons have become accustomed to injuries from pumpkin carving this time [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:56+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Pumpkin Carving Precautions to Avoid Hand and Tendon Injuries

Stress and Osteoporosis

We all experience stressful times in our lives, perhaps even daily. We know it’s not good for us, but we may not realize that it can impact our bone-related health. Whether it’s work related, family related, environmental, physical or emotional, stress causes our bodies to fall out of balance and can actually cause the diminishing [...]

2017-07-25T14:32:24+00:00 September 10th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Stress and Osteoporosis

Tennis Elbow – Tips for Prevention and Treatment

Tell me where it hurts Tennis elbow is a fairly straightforward diagnosis: a pain on the lateral – or outside – elbow. It gets worse with lifting or forceful gripping and can radiate down the forearm. It’s not usually associated with any particular injury. Most commonly, it comes on gradually over time and the pain [...]

2017-07-25T14:29:35+00:00 September 5th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Tennis Elbow – Tips for Prevention and Treatment

Thumbs Up for Breakthrough Thumb Joint Arthritis Procedure

The thumb is not just another finger. It is critical to almost every hand function. Imagine every time you button a shirt, turn a handle or hold a pencil, the bones in your carpometacarpal (CMC) joint — where the thumb meets the wrist — rub together. This condition is known as thumb basal joint arthritis [...]

2017-07-25T14:27:19+00:00 August 29th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Thumbs Up for Breakthrough Thumb Joint Arthritis Procedure

Treat Your Feet (and Ankles)

Under pressure Our feet and ankles are under a lot of pressure. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. With each step, each ankle supports about five times a person’s body weight. While running, the pressure on our feet is about three or four times our body weight. It’s no wonder so [...]

2017-07-25T14:26:55+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Treat Your Feet (and Ankles)

The Importance of Home Safety in Fall Prevention

With the holidays around the corner, many families will welcome elderly loved ones into their home. But did you know your home could be dangerous for seniors? In fact, a home is the most common place people take a fatal fall. Falls can result in sprains, cuts, bruises, broken bones, tailbone or spinal injuries, fractures [...]

2017-07-25T14:21:24+00:00 August 15th, 2017|General|Comments Off on The Importance of Home Safety in Fall Prevention