Injuries

The Magic Sauce to Making Your Joints Young Again

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I work with painful joints every day.  No not the kind you smoke (although that might be kind of fun ;).  Many many people seem resigned to tolerating joint pain for the rest of their life. I’m here to tell you that isn’t necessary.  Even if you have arthritic, degenerating joints, by following the steps below you will be moving better and have way less joint pain. As always this blog is for informational purposes only and you should check with your doctor before beginning any supplement or exercise program. Here’s the to do list: Tackle and eliminate chronic...

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How Does Acupuncture Work For Pain Relief? How Does It Encourage Healing?

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These are great questions that patients ask me all the time. I have treated hundreds of people for pain conditions ranging from post-operative pain to sports injuries to back pain, headaches and even stomach and digestive pain. The type of acupuncture that I practice emphasizes immediate results meaning the goal is to change the perception pain during the treatment. Many patients are shocked when they lay on the table and after a few needles their pain is gone. In my opinion this is the best way to practice as it provides immediate feedback as to whether the treatment is working. Acupuncture...

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Knee Pain Part I: The Anterior (Front) Knee

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Knee pain can be a real pain, especially if you’re super active and depend on your knees to stay in shape and have fun.  Before you get panicky and start worrying about surgery or continue to exercise on a knee that could be damaged by further activity it’s a good idea to get a proper assessment.  This post will cover the most common and treatable injuries of the anterior (front) part of the knee to be followed by later posts covering the lateral, medial, and posterior portions. Begin by identifying the exact area of the pain and the activity associated with aggravation of the injured...

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