Mom with Neck Pain

New Mom with NECK pain

“I am a new mom with a 3-month infant. Over the past two months, I developed severe right neck pain and was not able to turn my head. My mom had kidney cancer that metastasized to her spine, and she had similar pain and loss of mobility. I worried that I also had cancer, and…

Elbow Pain Spotlight

“I usually go to the gym 4-5 times a week and never have any problems. I guess I’m getting older because out of nowhere I developed left elbow pain. Whenever I attempt to lower weight from preacher curl, I would get an excruciating sharp pain that would cause me to jerk. It did not bother…

Rotator Cuff Tear

While lifting at work, I felt a sharp pain but thought I could work it out. The next morning I was in severe pain and was unable to get dressed or lift my right arm. I went to the Occupational Health clinic and was given medication and some exercises. After no relief, I was sent…

Chronic Ankle Sprain

I sprained my ankle when I slipped off a step.  I went to my doctor and was given a brace and anti-inflammatory and was told that it was a soft tissue injury that would take a few weeks to heal since my x-ray was negative.  But months later, my ankle continued to swell if I turned the…

Stiffness Getting Out of a Chair

Do you ever have trouble straightening up or getting out of a chair, after you have been sitting for a prolonged period? This stiffness is your body giving you a warning sign.  Poor sitting posture has stressed the soft tissue in your back beyond its normal resting place.  Once you take a few steps you…