Category Archives for Joint Health / Pain

How I Healed Plantarfasciitis

Last summer, I injured my right foot and developed plantarfacsiopathy or more commonly called plantarfasciitis. By the end of October, many of my symptoms had resolved. I even went on a vacation to Disneyworld

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A Simple Solution When Your Shoulder Can’t Shoulder the Load

Shoulder pain is, well, a pain. Sure, there are conditions – rotator cuff tear, labral tear, tendonosis, and others – that can cause shoulder pain and require professional guidance to help

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Why is This So Hard To Figure Out?

Dr. Albee set his tools aside and walked to the hand sink for what felt like the 1000th time over the past week. He was exhausted and perplexed. He had just completed his 50th dissection. How could his

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What’s a Good Mattress for a Bad Back?

We spend close to one-third of our life in bed. Well, some of us do. For the rest of us, the night is not a pleasant experience. In fact, nearly 75% of Americans report that they have sleep problems at

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Take This Before You Run, Ski, Bike At Your Own Risk

“Eight?” “Yeah, usually. Eight” “And then what happens ?” “Well, I feel okay. I mean, I can ski.” “And if you don’t take it?” “Can’t

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Is This A Good Exercise for Lower Back Pain?

I received a question from a reader asking me about her back trouble and an exercise called the “triple threat”. Because the email had several things we could learn from, I’m answering

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Put a Lid on Kneecap Pain

For such a small bone, the patella (kneecap) seems to cause a lot of problems. Pain under the patella (or around it) carries many names: patellofemoral pain syndrome, retropatellar pain syndrome, runner’s

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What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach You About Stretching Your Hamstrings

You begin your day stretching…on the advice of your doctor and therapist. Over the past few months, your lower back has ached and you’re stiff as a 2 x 4 in the morning. The problem it seems, as

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Can You Beat Back Pain With These Five Exercises?

One day, my wife, Ellen, came home and said, “Hey I brought something home for you.” I’m thinking, “Hmmm, iPad maybe? New book? Head phones?” And she hands me a flier to a

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Knee Caps, Knee Pain and Bending the Narrative

Several years ago, a friend of mine said to me, “I’m really concerned about you.” “Yeah? Why is that? What are you concerned about?” I replied. “Because you have hair

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