Scoliosis is the change in the natural curvature of the spine typically in the mid or lower back. The curves of the spine are detected from a physical scoliosis screening and x-ray imaging.
The shoulder is a complex joint with a great amount of mobility. The shoulder joint can move through 180 degrees of motion as we raise our hands overhead. However, a variety of conditions may limit our ability to move our shoulder through this great deal of mobility.
Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage at the end of the bones, resulting in degeneration of the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees, hips, spine, and hands.
The new year is just around the corner! This is your year! You have set goals and made New Year’s resolutions, one of which may include exercise, while another goal may include taking care of yourself and addressing pain that may limit your ability to exercise.
Let’s face it, sometimes the simplest movements are the ones we take for granted, including getting up from a chair.
What child does not get excited when choosing his/her backpack for the new school year? Besides looking at what superhero or princess is on the backpack, there are several characteristics to look for when purchasing a backpack to prevent injuries. Backpacks can be very problematic for posture and body mechanics. The most common injuries occur at the neck, shoulders, and back from poor use and size of the backpacks.
Plan on taking a road trip this summer? Road trips are a ton of fun, but driving long distances can be difficult on our bodies, especially when the standard comforts of a car may not be suitable to all bodies.
It is official, summer is here! With the transition of the seasons, comes the transition of our footwear. It feels great to kick off those winter shoes, and dust off your summer sandals. For some, maybe it’s no shoes at all with the freedom of being barefoot. Unfortunately, our feet may pay the price in the summer with a possibility of developing the dreaded diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the band of tissue on the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel, often causing heel pain.
Who doesn’t look forward to warmer temperatures and the first day you can ditch those winter boots or restricting work shoes and put on a pair of flipflops? Flip-flops are a very common footwear. Although the idea of flip-flops may bring pleasant thoughts, your feet could be paying the price. Here are a few common problems that may be associated with flip-flops with poor support.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 27 million Americans have Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is a condition resulting in the thinning of the cartilage around the bones. The cartilage cushions the joint so it can move and glide easily. The decrease in supportive cartilage around the bone causes an inflammatory response often leading to symptoms of pain or stiffness. Osteoarthritis can occur at a variety of joints including knees, hips, and hands to name a few body parts.