3 Quick Tips for a Pain Free Bike Season

1. Minimize shoulder to hip angle The shoulder to hip angle (HS angle) is an imaginary line drawn from the hip to shoulder that increases as your shoulders drop forward. Time trial and road bikes will have a larger HS angle to maximize aerodynamics but this comes at a cost to the rider. As the […]

Shoulder Pain: Case Study

Patient: Tim, from Williamsville, NY History: Right shoulder pain, achy all the time and sharp with certain movements. Pain intensity would get up to a 7 out of 10. Primary diagnosis: Muscle adhesion in the rotator cuff muscles Treatment: Manual Adhesion Release™ to the rotator cuff muscles. Outcome: After 4 treatments, Tim’s shoulder range of […]

5 Tips to Make Your Elbow Pain Go Away…and Stay Away

Dr. Phipps is a soft tissue specialist that is an expert at diagnosis and treatment of elbow pain. See some elbow pain treatment and tips* below to help make your elbow pain go away and stay away! 1. If you are experiencing pain in your elbow, it is important to start with an accurate diagnosis […]

Stop Relying on Pain Drugs

A recent article in the New York Times, titled “Opioids Aren’t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear”, highlights the importance of how dangerous all forms of pain medication can be. (You can find the article here) Take home points from the article: Opioids are not the only form of pain management that can have nasty side […]

Plantar Fasciitis? Probably Not.

Foot pain is one of the more commonly mismanaged areas of the body. A trip to your family doctor, podiatrist or even to the Internet and you will be labeled with plantar fasciitis. Then, you start icing, stretching, taking anti-inflammatories, rolling your foot with a ball, or may have been convinced that getting a cortisone […]

Part 4: Carpal Tunnel Treatment Options

The first step when you have pain, numbness, or tingling in your fingers is to visit a doctor to receive a proper diagnosis so you can receive the proper treatment. It is important that you start with the most conservative approach and then progress to more invasive procedures if needed. This approach obviously doesn’t apply […]

Part 3: Carpal Tunnel and Adhesion

In part 2, we mentioned how adhesion can cause median nerve entrapment. This section will explain this concept in more detail. Adhesion is the most common cause of pain and stiffness in the body and generally forms from overuse during typing, gripping, and repetitive use of your hands. Adhesion will act like glue in the muscle making […]

Part 2: Are You Sure it’s Carpal Tunnel?

In part 1 we discussed the signs and symptom of median nerve irritation and how the carpal tunnel is one area where the nerve is vulnerable to compression. The most important thing for you to understand is that tingling or symptoms into your fingers doesn’t mean you have carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two major […]

Part 1: Carpal Tunnel Signs and Symptoms

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that travels through the carpal tunnel in your wrist gets compressed and irritated. The picture below is a cross section of your wrist and carpal tunnel. The nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel is called the median nerve. The signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome all […]

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel symptoms can come out of nowhere and become a huge intrusion into your life. Researching a symptom you’re experiencing can be helpful to determine where to start. Then, the next step is receiving a proper diagnosis and treatment. However, this can be difficult with the conflicting information available on the internet. In addition, […]