Are you an active runner who experiences pain in their shins? If so, you may be experiencing “shin splints,” otherwise known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. This is an overuse injury common in running and sports that involves significant running. Tenderness is usually experienced on the front of the shin (tibia) and is exacerbated pain upon activities that
A recent study was conducted on patients who underwent a rotator cuff repair. Unfortunately, it is well-known that approximately 25% of patients who undergo rotator cuff repairs re-tear their tendon after surgery. In order to try to prevent re-tear, the researchers injected adult-derived autologous stem cells that were harvested from the patient’s iliac crest into the surgically
Do you have severe knee pain? Have you been told by your orthopedic surgeon that you need an eventual knee replacement? Well, if you are a young patient in their 30s-40s you and live a relatively active lifestyle you may benefit from a procedure called High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO). This procedure is known to do
Cardamom is a spice that originated in India and Nepal and is purported to have several health benefits. Although still being studied, this exotic spice may have antioxidant, health promoting properties and be good for the digestive tract and cholesterol. Antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that
Often symptoms that arise from Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) and arterial occlusive disease can demonstrate similar traits posing a challenge to the diagnostic physician. Lumbar stenosis can generally be congenital or acquired in origin. Whereas lumbar stenosis can result in low back pain or radicular pain (sciatica) worse with standing and
Superfoods are foods known for their health benefits due to their “phytonutrient content,” or in other words, are packed with health-protecting qualities. It is most important to eat a balanced diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, dairy products), but next time you want to boost your diet, consider: goji berries, blueberries, acai berries, cocoa,
A Queen’s University study published April 7th, 2015 reveals that combining morphine, an opioid-based pain reliever, and nortriptyline, an antidepressant, has been found to successfully relieve chronic neuropathic pain in 87% of patients, and significantly better than with either drug alone.
Cervical strain is a common cause of neck and head pain and may even spread to the shoulder and upper arms. At times, cervical strain or muscle may be improperly diagnosed as cervical nerve irritation (radiculopathy). It is important to consult with your doctor about the different causes of head and neck pain to properly
Clinical trials have demonstrated that preventative neuromuscular training (PNMT) can be effective in reducing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the young females. Proximal control exercises (Quads, Hamstrings) and multi exercises genres increased the efficacy of PNMT intervention.
Approximately 350,000 individuals get ACL reconstruction (ACLR) surgery to repair or reconstruct the ruptured ACL and restore knee
Turmeric, a yellow-colored spice found across the world, from American yellow mustard to spicy Indian curries, is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatories. In fact, Dr. James Duke, a world-renowned ethnobotanist (a scientist that studies the relationship of people and plants) found that turmeric does a better job treating chronic inflammation than many current pharmaceuticals and