Peripheral Neuropathy: Pain or Tingling in your feet?

Peripheral neuropathy, as defined by Mayo Clinic, is a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causing weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet, but can also affect other areas of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from several factors including traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins,

Postural Dysfunction, AKA Text Neck

Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome. Postural weakness and tightness occur in a diagonal pattern.

Tight muscles:

    • Upper trapezius
    • Levator scapulae
    • Pectoralis major
    • Sternocleidomastoid

Weak muscles:

    • Deep neck flexors
    • Serratus anterior
    • Rhomboids
    • Middle and lower trapezius

Poor posture can lead to dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well.

Neck Pain: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Neck pain, also known as cervicalgia, is a common ailment. Approximately 25%-33% of the American population and 330 million people globally experience neck pain over their lifetimes. Thankfully, for the majority of those suffering from neck pain, conservative treatment by a Physical Therapist can restore movement and provide pain relief.

What are some common causes of neck pain?

Elite Relief for Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis is a disorder resulting in pain in the heel and bottom surface of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and has been found to occur in approximately 10% of people at some point during their life.

The plantar fascia is a broad band of connective tissue that runs across the bottom surface of the foot and connects the Calcaneous (heel bone) to the heads of the metacarpal bones (bones between toes and bones of the mid-foot).

What You Should Know (at ANY AGE) about Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease caused by weak, thinning bones. It is a silent disease often showing no signs until a fracture. Bones easily broken in normal situations are called fragility fractures, and these types of fractures are a red-flag for osteoporosis. Another common type of fracture for this disease are compression fractures of the spine.

What You Need to Know about ACL Reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. There is an estimated 80,000 to 250,000 ACL injuries occurring in the United States each year with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year at a financial cost of $1.7 billion1. ACL injury is higher in younger people and people who participate in high-risk sports,