Anti-inflammatories & Steroids Linked to Chronic Pain

Taking anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and steroids for pain relief may increase your chances and are linked to developing chronic pain! When you sustain an injury or infection, the body responds by releasing chemicals to clear and clean the area. This initial stage of healing causes swelling, increased warmth, and discomfort and is known as…

7 Habits to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you worried about getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or do you already have some warning signs of pain, tingling, and numbness in your thumb and wrist? If your job or favorite pastime places strain on your wrist, you should learn ways to minimize the stress to prevent trauma and downtime from employment and your favorite…

Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) causes tingling, numbness, and weakness in the wrists and hands. Activities that require repetitive or prolonged bending of the wrist can cause compression of the median nerve. When the median nerve is compressed or inflamed, it causes nerve symptoms. CTS is more common in women, people who work with their hands,…

Chronic Upper Trap Pain and Spasms

“I first developed pain in my right upper trap, over nine months ago from sleeping on a poor hotel mattress. I thought it would simply go away as I have had some minor tightness and spasms over the years. I tried massage, chiropractic care, and every mineral ointment, but they only gave me temporary relief.  My…

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome is one of the most common overuse injuries in runners. It is also seen in cycling and other activities that require repetitive bending of the knee. Treatment must focus on eliminating the causative factors. Virtual Physical Therapy can help identify biomechanical issues and educate you on how you can get back…

Mechanical Assessment Reveals #1 Cause of Knee Pain

When you are over 35 and have knee pain, an MRI will likely show degenerative changes. You will then be diagnosed accordingly – patella-femoral dysfunction, osteoarthritis, meniscal damage, etc. But this can be utterly wrong over 40% of the time! Sanshiro Hashimoto, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the knee and trained in Mechanical…

Online KNEE PHYSICAL THERAPY

If you are looking for exercises and a convenient way to end your knee pain, online knee physical therapy (PT) is for you instead of injections and surgery! Knee physical therapy involves a thorough evaluation of your knee, ruling out possible referred pain from your back and hip. Alignment and walking/running mechanics are also assessed…

Causes of Knee Pain

We take our knees for granted. Only when our knees are painful, do we realize how important they are in our daily lives and how often we squat and climb stairs! But there is hope. The most common cause of knee pain is easily treated. Instead of driving and waiting for an appointment, an online…