That Pins-and-Needles Feeling! A common complaint in this modern computer age is tingling in one’s fingers, hands or forearms. It is not uncommon for people to experience this feeling, particularly as the aging process begins to affect the body and circulation becomes impaired. Is tingling something to be taken seriously? Absolutely!
One common running injury is “shin splints”, a phrase that really tells you nothing. As with most body pain, inflammation is involved and needs to be minimized. In the case of shin splints, inflammation is occurring in a muscle compartment that has little room for expansion, and it is occurring right where your muscle
The rapid arm and wrist movement required in many jobs and sports can lead to sprains, strains or persistent tendonitis in the elbow area. Most of the muscles that create hand or wrist movement originate in our forearm. Muscles that close our wrist and hand (flexion) are located on the inner portion of our forearm
A Light at The End of The Carpal Tunnel Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) results in the highest number of work days missed among all work related injuries. We hear the term CTS thrown around a lot these days, but just what is it?
Coping with Elbow Pain One soft tissue problem that I commonly encounter is mouse elbow (a.k.a.lateral epicondylitis). Years ago this condition was coined tennis elbow, when the backhand swing in tennis was a common cause of the condition. However, nowadays computer use is one of the main culprits involved with this condition..
Everyone has aches and pains, some more than others. Whether your soreness is due to posture, activity, aging or even genetics, you need to get relief from pain that lasts more than a day or two. A muscle that does not get enough rest time is a common cause of soreness. This can be
Pain in the Neck! If you’ve ever experienced severe neck pain, you know exactly why this term came into popular use. If you’ve only experienced generalized pain, count yourself lucky. Once the body senses misalignment in neck vertebrae, it tells muscles in the area to tighten up. The body’s intent is to protect the area,
This title is a real mouthful isn’t it? (chuckle, chuckle) This is why you hear people refer to it as TMJ dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint is the joint formed by your jaw (mandible) and the temporal bone of your skull. As with any joint in the body, if problems develop with alignment or wear,
Sooner or later, every one of us ends up “pulling” something in our body. It usually happens so fast that it is over before you realize that you’ve injured yourself. You’ve probably heard the two terms sprain and strain and wondered if it is sort of like tah-may-toe or tah-mah-toe. As it turns out, they