Causes of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Posted by on 6/21/2017
Causes of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Golfer's Elbow is a form of degeneration of the tendon. Swelling and tenderness will be present on and around the tendons that attach to the small bony part on the inside of your elbow (medial epicondyle).

What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted by on 6/19/2017
What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Early treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is important for making sure that this condition doesn't worsen to the point of permanent nerve damage or wasted away muscles in the thumb (muscle atrophy).

De Quervain's Syndrome Tendonitis / Tendinitis

Posted by on 6/16/2017
De Quervain's Syndrome Tendonitis / Tendinitis
De Quervain's Syndrome is an inflammatory condition that is commonly caused by cumulative injury, and is one of the most common diagnosed conditions treated by hand specialists.

Shoulder BFST Wrap Review - Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

Posted by on 6/14/2017
Shoulder BFST Wrap Review - Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
Professional boxer Molly McConnell (pictured with the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard) is a user of the Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps. She is very happy with the results...

Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes - in Health and in Life...

Posted by on 6/5/2017
Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes - in Health and in Life...
Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes. An important message that applies to all aspects in life. Too many people want to take the easy road and not work hard towards their goals (whether it applies to fitness, overall health, careers, finances, etc). Making the small, consistent sacrifices now will compound into dramatic improvement.

Pain Patterns Associated with Plantar Fasciitis - More Than The Heel is Affected

Posted by on 6/3/2017
Pain Patterns Associated with Plantar Fasciitis - More Than The Heel is Affected
Pain patterns associated with Plantar Fasciitis. While the condition primarily affects the heel region for most, changes in foot biomechanics result in issues developing in the ball of the foot and arches as well.

Reflections on Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by on 5/27/2017
Reflections on Memorial Day Weekend
In the midst of a busy weekend, don't forget to take time to reflect on those whose sacrifices allow us to live in a free and prosperous society.

Three Stages of Healing Muscle and Soft Tissue Injuries

Posted by on 5/24/2017
Three Stages of Healing Muscle and Soft Tissue Injuries
An understanding on the three stages of injury healing is critical before you can formulate a plan of action for treatment. Many people tend to focus too much on inflammation stage, while ignoring the more critical stages later in the cycle.

How You Handle Life's Challenges is What Builds Strength

Posted by on 5/15/2017
How You Handle Life's Challenges is What Builds Strength
We all know that the mental toll our bodies take during times of injury is just as challenging as the physical aspects. Overcoming these challenges builds great character and strength in the true spiritual sense.

Managing A Separated Shoulder - Dislocation

Posted by on 5/7/2017
Managing A Separated Shoulder - Dislocation
Non surgical management may be preferred initially, but surgical repair may be warranted for those whom fail conservative care or require extreme usage of the upper extremity.

Shoulder Injury Overcompensation

Posted by on 5/4/2017
Shoulder Injury Overcompensation
When you injure your shoulder, you will naturally do everything you can to "protect" it. This inevitably leads to more stress on the opposite shoulder. It is critical to focus on upper body health in general when contending with a shoulder injury.

16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Posted by on 5/2/2017
16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders
Sitting at a computer all day with our head and neck in the same position leaves us with tight, stiff, and sore shoulders. Read on to find out about a simple solution you can do at home, at work, truly anywhere - to help alleviate those tight shoulder muscles causing you so much grief.

Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis

Posted by on 4/29/2017
Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis
A question we are often asked...what exactly does bursitis of the shoulder involve?

Well to begin, A bursa is a sac of synovial fluid, rich in protein and collagen, that acts as a cushion to protect soft tissue, such as tendons, ligaments and muscle, from friction and excess pressure. We have over 150 bursae (plural for bursa) in our bodies with most of them located in our joints.

What Are Shoulder Trigger Points?

Posted by on 4/28/2017
What Are Shoulder Trigger Points?
Trigger points are specific, hyper-irritable and hypersensitive areas in muscle that can suffer from decreased circulation, increased contraction and spasm, and a build up of toxins and waste. Lack of circulation creates a high level of toxins and increased nerve sensitivity that can range from low ache to sharp pain.

Nonoperative Treatment of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Tears

Posted by on 4/20/2017
 Nonoperative Treatment of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Tears
Is surgery required for SLAP tears? Perhaps not...

8 Stretches for your Tight Shoulders

Posted by on 4/16/2017
8 Stretches for your Tight Shoulders
Don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Despite our best intentions, we are likely to do this every now and again. The following stretches can help alleviate the tightness and soreness our shoulders bear on a daily basis.

Frozen Shoulder - A Treatment Option That Is Superior To A Heating Pad

Posted by on 4/15/2017
Frozen Shoulder - A Treatment Option That Is Superior To A Heating Pad
Results of research to determine whether the addition of deep or superficial heating to stretching produces better clinical outcomes than stretching alone in the management of frozen shoulder.

Skeletal Anatomy of The Shoulder

Posted by on 4/12/2017
Skeletal Anatomy of The Shoulder
The shoulder has an incredible range of motion, but this means that it is also very prone to injury. The shoulder can easily slip out of alignment by a few millimeters, become weak due to regular wear and tear, or become completely dislocated during a fall.

The Three Grades of Deltoid Muscle Strains

Posted by on 4/1/2017 to General Shoulder Pain and Injuries
The Three Grades of Deltoid Muscle Strains
The treatment for a deltoid muscle strain will vary based on the grade of strain along with the individual's daily routine and activities. It is critical to tailor treatments based on the individual needs of the person suffering the injury. There are however, some standard approaches that envelope the entire spectrum - which includes cold compression therapy and diamtheric treatments designed to stimulate blood flow to injured tissues.

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Posted by on 3/26/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Rotator cuff surgery is generally not considered until all conservative treatment options have been exhausted. Or there is a complete tear in one or more of the muscles comprising of the rotator cuff. Unless it is a highly severe or complete tear, doctors, orthopedic specialists and physical therapists will advise that you try at least 6 or more months of conservative therapy with no sign of improvement before surgery will even be considered.

Will Cortisone Shots Actually Make Things Worse?

Posted by on 3/22/2017 to General Shoulder Pain and Injuries
Does cortisone can slow one's rate of recovery? At best, it may provide some very short term benefits in terms of pain reduction, but are those short term benefits worth the potential detrimental effects for the long term.