Why Your Nagging Shoulder Blade Pain isn’t Going Away

The prevalence of shoulder pain tends to increase and become more severe as we age – especially for folks in their 50’s and beyond. When people complain of shoulder pain – it can manifest in a lot of different ways. Sometimes pain appears in the front, sometimes on the very top of your shoulder, sometimes […]

Headache sufferer

5 Signs your Headaches are coming from your Neck

Headaches impact approximately 47% of the population and are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. If you suffer from headaches regularly, then you already know how disruptive they can be on your work life, social life, daily activities, and just overall energy and well-being.  But what makes headache management particularly challenging […]

Will a Cortisone Shot Help Your Nagging Shoulder Pain?

Are Cortisone Shots the Best Option for Chronic Shoulder Pain?

Nagging shoulder pain can be extremely annoying. But when it starts to interfere with things you love to do – you can’t help but wonder – is it time to get a cortisone shot?  When you’ve got dull, nagging shoulder pain that just won’t go away, cortisone shots suddenly seem very attractive. They’re quick, easy, […]

Man getting knee pain treatment

Four Surprising Contributors to Lingering Knee Pain

Approximately 25% of adults suffer from lingering, chronic knee pain without any clear reason why.  For some, aging and arthritis is to blame, and it’s something to just “live” with. For others, they’re told it’s due to “wear and tear”. Yet despite one or more surgeries to “clean out the knee” – the pain lingers […]

Knee Pain Causes

Six Tips to Improve Knee Pain Naturally and on Your Own

When you’ve got persistent, nagging knee pain – it can have quite the impact on your quality of life. But the good news is there is plenty you can do naturally and on your own to help relieve knee pain, even if you’ve been suffering for years. Here are 6 of my top tips for […]

Holding Knee with Arthritis

Torn Meniscus? Is Surgery Worth it?

It’s estimated that approximately 750,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries are performed every year – the majority of them being due to a torn meniscus. But at a cost of about $4 billion per year – is this surgery even worth it? Let’s investigate… Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that’s commonly done to help […]

Is running bad for your knees?

Turns out – Running isn’t Bad for your Knees

Is Running Bad For Your Knees? I love to play family-feud style trivia. And if there was ever a question – “Name an activity that is bad for your knees” – I know that running would be the number one answer.  But this is simply not true – and there is research to prove it. […]

Back Surgery

Before Back Surgery – Try specialized physical therapy first

Approximately 500,000 Americans undergo back surgery to relieve their pain every year. But the American Society of Anesthesiologists estimates that 20 – 40% of those surgeries fail – leaving folks worse off than before they were considering back surgery in the first place. And what happens when your first back surgery fails? You get a […]

5 Expert Tips to Treat Back Pain Naturally and on your Own

Back pain impacts approximately 31 Million Americans at any given time, and our health care system spends $50 Billion per year on low back pain treatment. It’s the single leading cause of disability keeping people out of work, and it’s the second most common reason for doctor’s visits. Back pain is a big problem in […]

Three Red Flags Your Hamstring Strain is Probably Something Else

A hamstring strain is a common injury I see in active patients aged 40 and above. But sadly – it’s also one of the most common mis-diagnoses I see as well.  First, what does a true hamstring strain or injury look like? A true hamstring strain typically presents with a sudden, sharp pain in the […]