Myofascial pain syndrome or MPS is a condition that causes pain in the muscles. It is associated with discomfort or inflammation of the fascia, a thin connective tissue, that covers each muscle. Myofascial pain is thought to be caused by a muscle strain or injury which can create pain throughout a series of muscles. MPS […]
Ganglion cysts are lumps of fluid found along a tendon. They are most commonly located in the wrist and hand area or the ankle and foot. They are usually not painful and typically are simply a cosmetic issue. Cysts can vary in size from tiny to as large as an inch wide. They are usually […]
October 17, 2018
Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint, a place where two bones in the body meet. The bones that make up the joint are lined with a thin layer of cartilage which allow the bones to glide smoothly past one another. The joint also has healthy fluid which ensures that the bones are lubricated and […]
October 3, 2018
If you’ve ever felt pain in your hands or wrists after typing for long periods of time, you may be noticing the beginning of carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS. It is caused by compression on the median nerve as it passes through a space known as the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Patients who have […]
September 14, 2018
Could your back pain be caused by carrying a heavy bag? If you can’t go a day without bringing your items with you, you may feel as if you’re going to always have to deal with the pain. Or, are there tricks to carrying your bag differently?
September 10, 2018
Acupuncture is a several-thousand-year-old science which originated in China. It is based on the concept that one should have a healthy flow of energy throughout the body. Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles along meridians in the skin which are considered pathways for this energy, or Qi. These meridians, and their associated energy, are thought […]
September 5, 2018
Today everyone uses their phone to text people dozens of times a day. This is an awkward position for the wrist and thumb, and it can cause strain on the thumb to the point that you can feel pain in the area. Many call this discomfort “text thumb,” although it’s actually a condition known as […]
August 21, 2018
Back pain can be a nagging issue, yet it’s far more complex than most realize. The cause of your pain may come from a number of places and can have different long-term effects if left untreated. One such instance is a lumbar strain, caused by a muscular issue such as a strain or irritation to the muscles. It does not cause radiating pain and usually resolves with rest or anti-inflammatories in a few days.