Is It Really Arthritis?

Almost everyone over the age of 50 has experienced some musculoskeletal pain. Unfortunately, “arthritis” has been a common label used to diagnose this symptom. The fact is that not all musculoskeletal pain is the result of arthritis. Tendinitis, bursitis and...

No Quick Fix For Painful Muscle Knots

Paul, Barbara and Sandra all suffer from muscle pain. Paul, a landscaper, spends most of his day digging; Barbara, a data entry clerk, works at a computer; and Sandra, a mother of three, recently lost her job. Muscles, 40 percent of our body weight, are like car...

Plantar Fasciitis

PLANTAR FASCIITIS: OH, MY ACHING FEET! Ever shopped ‘til you dropped? Or jogged farther than you’re used to? Did you wake up the next morning and feel like you wanted to bounce right back into bed because your feet were so sore? If so, you may have experienced an...

Pseudo-Sciatica and Trigger Points

Rebekka, a 48-year-old sales associate, stands on her feet all day at work. After driving to Minnesota for Thanksgiving, she developed severe pain in her right buttock, radiating down the back of her thigh, into her calf and ankle. Lying on her right side is painful...

Soft Tissue Rheumatism

WHERE IS YOUR PAIN? Almost all of us over the age of 50 have experienced some musculoskeletal pain. The term “arthritis” has been a common label put on the elderly. The fact is not all the pain is from arthritis. Tendinitis, bursitis and myofascial pain are common...

Trigger Points and Muscle Pain

Paul, Barbara and Sandra all suffer from muscle pain. Paul, a landscaper, spends most of his day digging; Barbara, a data entry clerk, works at a computer; and Sandra, a mother of three, recently lost her job. Muscles, 40 percent of our body weight, are like car...