Injuries and Conditions I Treat

Conservative Treatment for Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Dysfunction, also called TMD, can be a very painful condition. Symptoms can include jaw clicking, pain, stiffness or difficulty opening the jaw. In rare case, structural issues of the Tempomandibular Joint (TMJ) are to blame.  

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Plantar Fasciitis Or Something Else?

Plantar fasciitis is responsible for a quarter of all foot injuries affecting 10% of the population. Although symptoms may persist for months or even years, the majority of people respond very well with conservative management without the need for surgical intervention. I can speak to this from first-hand experience having dealt with it a few years ago! 

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3 Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis.. Or Are They?

Plantar fasciitis seems like a pretty straightforward condition, right? If “-itis” means inflammation, plantar fasciitis would then translate to inflammation of the plantar fascia. Getting rid of the inflammation should also get rid of the pain on the bottom of the foot. However, it’s not so simple and in fact, recent research has shown the pain isn’t from an inflammatory process

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The Importance of The Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is critical for overall functioning of the foot. It’s a thick, fibrous band of connective tissue (like a ligament) that runs from the heel to each of the bones of the toes.

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All About De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful, inflammatory condition of the tendons on the backside of the thumb at the wrist. Tendons are tough bands of connective tissue and they are the “connectors” between muscle and bone. They transfer the energy from the muscle to the bone when a muscle contracts so we can move through different ranges of motion. Tendons are very resistant to tearing but don’t have a lot of stretch to them. 

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Two Exercises for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, or Tennis Elbow, can be a very painful condition. In some cases, it can persist and become chronic or can reoccur with repetitive activities. Athletes who require repetitive movements, as well as those whose jobs require recurring elbow and wrist function are the most likely to suffer.

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