Tag Archives: pain

That Pain in Your Arm Could Be a Real Pain in the Neck

April 1, 2014

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A recent patient came to me with pain in her shoulder. She said it started with just pain in the shoulder that would come and go, then it became more constant and interfered with her ability to use her arm. After evaluating the patient, I explained that I thought most of the problem was originating […]

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Preventing Painful Shin Splints

April 30, 2012

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As the weather gets warmer in Wisconsin, more people get outside to start their spring training.  Warmer weather may inspire you to be more active, which is always a good thing.  However, too much activity, too soon into your training can bring on painful shin splints.  If you’ve ever had them before you know how […]

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Tennis elbow… or is it?

March 1, 2011

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Tennis elbow is a painful condition in which pain is experienced on the outside of your elbow with lifting and gripping (especially when your elbow is straight) and can lead to weakness in the elbow and hands.  The condition can be attributed to poor technique related to tennis, however, more people suffer from tennis elbow […]

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You Have Two Choices…

January 30, 2011

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Chronic pain and chronic conditions often keep people from doing what they love to do.  It may be painful or hurt to do certain activities.  A once-loved sport or activity can become something that gets avoided.  What do you do when you start to notice a once-loved activity is becoming painful or difficult to do?  […]

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This Year, Resolve to Deal With Nagging Problems

December 29, 2010

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Have you been ignoring or putting off dealing with muscle and joint pain?  Do you have pain with certain movements or exercises, wake up stiff, trouble getting around or up and down stairs?  Beyond the annoyance of having the physical pain or limited mobility, you’ve probably wasted time thinking about the problem and trying to […]

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Being on Your Feet All Day: Painful Consequences and Solutions to Combat Them

November 17, 2010

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Standing on your feet all day can cause tired, sore, and swollen feet.  Whether it be for work, weekends, or a vacation if you’re standing on your feet for most hours of the day, you will probably suffer from these symptoms.  Beyond just foot pain, standing for prolonged periods, especially for an occupation, can also […]

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Destress for Less Pain

November 20, 2009

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We all know stress isn’t good for the body, but how does it affect the musculoskeletal system?   Patients who seem to be under a lot of stress have more pain, especially neck pain. When people are stressed it changes their posture and increases muscular tension, which are both bad for your musculoskeletal health.  Has stress […]

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