Health / Well-Being

I Wish I Didn’t Do That Last Back Squat

I am no expert in weight lifting but I often see and treat the painful results of lifting heavy weights with compromised form. These injuries range from minor muscle strains to herniated inter-vertebral discs. You don’t want to experience these, especially the disc injuries. They cause permanent damage to disc cartilage and/or nerves and often create intense […]

It Doesn’t Hurt Because You’re Old, Tenderfoot!

Mysterious Tender Feet Could be Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. I’ve heard a few patient’s blame tender feet on getting old.  Well aging is almost always a factor related to chronic pain.  However if you feel like there’s not enough padding on the bottom of your feet with numbness and tingling you might have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. That’s […]

What is Pain Telling You?

If you are starting a resolution of more exercise, congratulations! But please make sure you are not pushing through pain. The phrase “no pain – no gain” is a set up for potentially long stint of rehabilitation or worse. Pain is your nervous system asking you to address something that’s vulnerable, injured and/or out of […]

Tips to Avoid the Spring Sneeze-fest

Given all of the wet weather we’ve had this year in San Diego the local flora is bursting with pollen and the wind is blowing it everywhere.   The pharmaceuticals designed to reduce your allergy symptoms may or may not help and the side affects are sometimes worse than the symptoms. Airborne allergy symptoms include: recurrent […]

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