What is Myofascial Pain?

What is Myofascial Pain?

December 4, 2018

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 […]

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What are Ganglion Cysts?

What are Ganglion Cysts?

November 14, 2018

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 […]

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Treating Knee Arthritis

Treating Knee Arthritis

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 […]

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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 […]

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What is “Text Thumb”?

What is “Text Thumb”?

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 […]

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What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture?

August 21, 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 […]

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