Tag: knee pain

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »

Should you push through the pain of a sports injury without understanding the problem first?

Should you push through the pain of a sports injury without understanding the problem first? The idea of pushing through the pain of a sports injury has been taught to generations of athletes.   Is this a good idea or are you increasing the odds of having a larger problem develop because you didn’t listen to your body? Can you tell the difference between training soreness and an injury? We are used to our how our body feels and functions and we consider this to be normal.  Is there a normal or is there normal bias based on the definition Read More »

Hip pain; The myths of bursitis and overuse and how to feel normal again without drugs or injections.

Hip pain; The myths of bursitis and overuse and how to feel normal again without drugs or injections. Have you experienced hip bursitis pain that does not self resolve, or resolve with traditional treatment approaches? The healthcare provider you see first can mean the difference between months of agony and a litany of secondary problems or effective fast relief. Hip bursitis treatment is often ineffective because where you hurt is often not why you hurt. We are now learning that many treatments such as  shoulder impingement surgery or meniscus surgery for the knee are often ineffective for the same reasons. Depending on what Read More »

Knee pain ; Most surgeries don’t work says the NY Times but there are things you can do that can help.

Knee pain ; Most surgeries don’t work says the NY Times but there are things you can do that can help. Knee pain has been a great business model for the medical profession.  Most of us know someone who had arthroscopic surgery, or had injections that seemed to relieve the problem, yet eventually, the knees wore out anyway. Knee replacement surgery is a big business as well for the health professions, and like arthroscopic surgery, many of us also know someone who had this done as well. Recent studies suggest that most knee procedures long term are ineffective, and many people Read More »

Running is good for our knees according to a new study. 5 activities for healthy knees.

Running is good for our knees according to a new study.  5 activities for healthy knees. Does running harm our knees?  Do knees simply wear out from the pounding of life and what we do both normally and athletically or is there an inherited genetic difference that may explain why some of us have bad knees and some of us don’t? Depending on whom you speak with, you will get differing opinions.   For example, most orthopedics in the USA are likely to look at your knees when you present with knee pain, as most health providers do.  Other healthcare providers are likely to Read More »