The sudden pain you’ve experienced in the back of your heel during or after your morning run, workout, or squat has a name… Achilles Tendonitis. And though it’s a mouthful to pronounce, its symptoms and aftermath are more common. In this post, we look at the effects and causes of this uncomfortable, oftentimes painful affliction, and we give you the tools to overcome its debilitating effects on your exercise routine and lifestyle. [...]
Back pain: very few people go through life without feeling its debilitating effects. From dull aches to sharp, stabbing sensations, back pain can afflict many of us in various ways. For a some people, back pain is a prolonged struggle that can strike at any moment, the intensity and heartache of which seems to increase over time if left untreated. For others, however, back pain seems to appear later on in life, and the predominant assumption is that it is therefore age related. Here’s the thing, though: it isn’t necessarily true. Yes, that’s right. Back pain – especially when you’re older – actually has very little to do with your age and a lot more to do with your lifestyle. In this post we look at why we often mistake middle-age back pain for something “normal” or “natural”, and we discuss some of the ways in which you can overcome the pain and get back to the active, mobile lifestyle you deserve. [...]
Dr. Marc here, I just wanted to tell you about a patient I had this week who was 6'8" and an avid basketball player. He was visiting family from out of town, but came in because he spent Easter laying on the floor with excruciating back pain. He presented to my office holding his wife's shoulders as he attempted to ambulate safely, and he was completely shifted off to the side. This typically signifies a disc problem. As I further assessed his low back and dug a little deeper, I found out he had very limited hip mobility. Normally when in a seated position and we rotate our foot out, we should get about 45 degrees of rotation each way. Well, the gentleman had limited internal rotation on the one leg, and very limited external on the opposing leg. So, he also said that he always crosses one leg over. He's only really able to get the one leg over to cross, but the other leg, he can't do. This is another sign that there's a hip mobility problem. [...]
Author: Marc Fondino
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