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How to Resolve Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide,with 31 million Americans affected at any given time.  In my previous two post, I made a strong case against the use of pharmaceutical pain killers for chronic lower back pain. Now, in this 3rd and...

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Opioids and Lower Back Pain

“Nearly 92 million U.S. adults, or about 38 percent of the population, took a legitimately prescribed opioid like OxyContin or Percocet in 2015, according to results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.”                                                    ...

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Bursitis Explained

While I have written extensively about arthritis in this blog, this is my first post on Bursitis. Similar to arthritis, bursitis is largely about inflammation. While arthritis is inflammation in the joint, bursitis is inflammation in the bursa capsule, which for the...

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Stretches & Self-Massage for the Thumb

Following last month’s post about arthritis in the thumb, we received numerous requests for techniques to prevent and rehabilitate problems in the thumb, wrist and hand.  So here you go. Stretches and Exercises for Thumb Arthritis: This first video offers simple...

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Arthritis of the Thumb

If you are experiencing symptoms of thumb arthritis, you are in good company. Joint pain in the thumb is a very common problem and is considered to be second in prevalence only to arthritis in the knee.  But, what is arthritis, really? Arthritis is a condition that...

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Lower Back Surgery Gone Bad

Basketball is one of my favorite topics and even more so when the Golden State Warriors are crushing it in the play-offs. This post, however, is not about the glory of victory, but about the pain of defeat for the Warrior’s head coach, Steve Kerr. In June 2015, Kerr...

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The Best Turf Toe Remedy

"…As much playing time is now lost in the NFL because of turf toe as ankle sprains, and it has become the most common injury reported by some 600 college players..."    Sports Illustrated – December 1988   A great amount of interest has been paid to “A Fix for Turf...

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Looking Back – Thinking Forward

These days between Christmas and the New Year allow us a unique perspective into both the year behind and the one ahead. It is a wonderful time to look back at our successes, and failures, our joys and sorrows and our relationships, both good and not-so-good, and...

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A Fix for Turf Toe

I continue to receive many emails from high school, college and professional athletes asking for help with turf toe. Early detection and treatment make a big difference in these cases and it can completely change the course of the injury. Utilizing an effective...

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