Tag: back pain

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC,CCSP

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC, CCSP If you have ever experienced knee pain, you know how frustrating it is to find a solution to this common problem. Studies from both the New England Journal of Medicine as well as the British Medical Journal that looked at 40 years of the meniscus and other surgeries for knees.  These retrospective papers show that these efforts have not improved people’s knees and may have resulted in many secondary surgeries and knee replacements years later.  Basically, long term, this approach shows little benefit to the Read More »

Pelvic floor dysfunction and back pain.

Pelvic floor dysfunction and back pain. Both women and men can develop back pain resulting from pelvic floor dysfunction. While it is common to find exercises based on Pilates and other methods for the pelvic floor, identifying the cause of the dysfunction may be the only way to improve the condition. Common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction include Childbearing asymmetrical gait Previous lower back injuries C section or other abdominal scars There are a growing number of therapists who have been trained in pelvic floor therapy and nonsurgical myofascial release to improve pelvic floor function. Many will also include pelvic Read More »

Squatting is a normal part of many cultures that do not experience hip and back problems, so why don’t we?

Squatting is a normal part of many cultures that do not experience hip and back problems, so why don’t we? There are many cultures that do more squatting than sitting.  Many of these cultures have fewer instances of bad hips or knees or back problems. When people think of squatting, they often think of going to the gym, holding a weight and performing a squat.   In the rest of the world, people regularly squat instead of bending over. Squatting is thought to help keep the hips and knees healthier by lubricating these joints and also improving their flexibility. Babies regularly Read More »

How to recover from common football injuries faster while improving on the field performance.

How to recover from common football injuries faster while improving on the field performance. It is the middle of the football season. Recurring injuries may not only be preventable but may be symptoms of a problem you may not fully understand.  Pain in the ankle, knees, and hips that occur from running rather than hitting may be signs of a larger mechanical problem that involves how you move and how your body deals with the stresses of impact. Pain in the neck, shoulder, wrist or elbow may be caused by an area of the body other than where you hurt. Read More »

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt?

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt? The NY Times recently published an article called Something in the way we move.  The Journal of Applied physiology recently published a paper authored by French and Australian researchers who developed algorithms to determine whether individual movement patterns exist that are unique to us.   80 healthy men and women of different physiques were studied in a human performance lab while they biked and walked on a treadmill.  They were hooked up to electrodes to help the scientists develop the data from each participant.   The Read More »