July 28, 2017

Is my golf game hurting my back?

As the popularity of playing golf increases, so does the incidence of low back pain related injuries. These injuries are generally the result of muscle strain and joint inflammation from weakness and imbalance that occur by engaging muscles that not […]
January 20, 2017

Eating right; Some helpful tips!

So it’s half way through the first month of the New Year. How many of you are sticking with your new years resolution to eat healthier? Well knowledge is power, so here are some important helpful tips to eating better. […]
December 9, 2016

Oh, my aching knees Part II

Do your knees ache? Well you may be suffering from the effects of early osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis really effects everyone and is caused by the normal, execessive wear and tear on the knee joints. This is very different from other […]
November 4, 2016

Winter is coming…..

Winter is coming….. Holidays, cold weather and big cozy sweaters. All “excuses” as to why we tend to put on the extra pounds and let our exercise programs go by the wayside. Small changes now can help prevent the “snowball […]
October 28, 2016

Why see a physiatrist?

As a medical doctor specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain, a physiatrist will look at the whole person, not just the site of injury. It is impossible for a person to injure their ankle […]
June 7, 2016

What is Traumeel?

Traumeel injections are a highly sought after natural, homeopathic treatment for conditions that cause pain and inflammation. The body’s immune system begins it’s respnse to injury with inflammation. The swelling and warmth is caused by an increased blood flow to […]
May 18, 2016

Piriformis Syndrome- Is my “Sciatica” actually coming from a pain in my butt?

Is my “sciatica” really coming from my back? The sciatic nerve is a group of nerves suppling motor and sensation to the leg. “Sciatica” is a general term which refers to compression of the sciatic nerve causing pain and/or numbness […]
April 28, 2016

Decrease pain and inflammation by adding a few things to your diet.

There is no doubt that certain foods can trigger inflammatory responses that not only change the permeability of our digestive tract but also increase the production of substances that cause pain. There are foods however, that can have a positive […]
April 19, 2016

Heal your pain, don’t just “treat” it

Your body has an incredible ability to heal itself. If we are cut or injured, our bodies stimulates a local inflammatory response that brings healing cells to the area that stops the bleeding and lays down new tissue to repair […]
April 11, 2016

ITB Syndrome; Can this be causing my knee pain?

ITB syndrome is one of the most common causes of lateral knee pain. (Pain on the outside of the knee). The ITB, or iliotibial band originates at the hip and extends down the outside of the leg to insert at […]
April 5, 2016

Oh my aching feet, part 2

Morton’s Neuroma ( intermetatarsal neuroma) A neuroma is a thickening of a nerve tissue as a result of chronic compression, irritation and or scarring. This creates an enlargement of the nerve leading to the symptoms. Symptoms may include: – A […]
March 18, 2016

Oh, My aching feet!

Do you have pain in the heel and arch of your foot? Could be you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a ligament that extends between your heel bone and your toes. It’s function is to support […]
March 8, 2016

The one supplement you probably should be taking

Magnesium (Mg) is one of the most crucial minerals for overall good health. Although I generally believe we should obtain essential nutrients from a healthy diet, studies show that <30% of adults consume the recommended daily allowance of Magnesium. Healthy […]
February 26, 2016

Oh, my aching knees…

So, you have already had knee surgery or do not want to, but still are suffering from achy knees. Your knee pain may be coming from chronic instability leading to on going degenerative changes in the joint. So what can […]
February 22, 2016

What is the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index (GI) is a measurement on carbohydrate containing foods and their impact on blood sugar levels Why is GI Important? Diets low in glycemic index foods have been associated with a decrease in the risk of cardiovascular disease, […]
February 18, 2016

Oh, my aching back….

Are my bulging discs causing my back pain? Probably not…..at least not in and of themselves. Studies have shown that 1/3 of people over the age of 35 have some sort of “bulging disc”. Unless the disc is severely flattened […]
December 18, 2015

Easy steps to a healthier and slimmer you!

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of “dieting.” Food and cooking are a passion in my life and I am a firm believer of everything in moderation. Two of the biggest issues with the American diet are the amount […]
December 18, 2015

First Steps to Start Getting in Shape!

New year, new you so stop making excuses! It doesn’t take a fancy gym to get in shape. The best equipment you have are your own two feet. A brisk walk is one of the best and easiest workouts to […]
December 15, 2015

Can My Diet Be Affecting My Pain?

There is no doubt that what we put into our bodies can affect our health in so many ways. Our digestive tract acts as a barrier to allow the passage of important vitamins and nutrients into the bloodstream in order […]