Tag: hip pain

Getting rid of IT band syndrome; helpful tips from Runners World Magazine.

Getting rid of IT band syndrome; helpful tips from Runners World Magazine. Many runners experience lateral leg pain in the hips and knees also known as IT band syndrome.  The IT or Iliotibial band is a dense tissue that runs along the lateral side of the leg from the hip to the lateral knee. Years ago, it was not uncommon for therapists to aggressively treat this tissue which was very painful and would bruise.  The problem was that the IT band would continue to retighten either from the treatment further scarring the area or because the mechanism behind it was Read More »

Groin pain when walking or running; whom should you visit first?

Groin pain when walking or running; whom should you visit first? A number of years ago, I was working with a team of healthcare providers at a track and field event at Fairleigh Dickenson University.  One of my colleagues had placed an icepack on an athlete’s groin. The doctor said that during the race, the athlete experienced sharp left groin pain into the inner thigh, Based on the history, the other doctor had him rest on the table. I asked the athlete a few questions and performed a brief evaluation when I asked my colleague what had happened to this Read More »

Back pain relieved by hip replacement; another reason to see a chiropractor first for back pain relief.

Back pain relieved by hip replacement; another reason to see a chiropractor first for back pain relief. Back pain sufferers have been given many explanations over the years for why they hurt.  Many of those explanations were based on evaluations of their back and maybe an MRI. Physical therapists and chiropractors would follow a treatment pathway chart that told them what to do if a patient did not improve over a certain period of time with their method of care. When a patient did not improve, they would order an MRI  to further diagnose the problem which opens up pathways Read More »

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider.

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider. Athletes and people who do manual labor can develop painful hip labral tears. Some of these people may have been diagnosed with a painful hip labral tear after orthopedic tests and an MRI were performed by their doctor. The labrum, as described by the famed  Mayo Clinic is a ring of cartilage surrounding the hip joint.  The labrum helps  stabilize the hip joint in the socket. Painful hip labral tears are most common in athletes such as soccer players, hockey players, golfers as Read More »

Is the opioid crisis the other white coat syndrome?

Is the opioid crisis the new white coat syndrome? White coat syndrome occurs when a patient has their blood pressure taken and it is temporarily high requiring an additional reading. The Opioid crisis has been created when big pharma manipulated the medical system into believing that managing pain is the same as understanding why someone hurts. Opioid addiction has unfortunately been caused by a misuse of a pain relieving product that was addictive by a profession that has a poor understanding of why people hurt. Stay away from people who wear white coats who use knives is a constant refrain Read More »