"Doc, I think I've hurt my rotary cup" is a statement I hear from patients many times per week. Whether it be by virtue of an injury, repetitive tasks, or without any clear reason at all, the rotator cuff can cause a lot of pain. Before dissing the rotator cuff, let me explain what it … Continue reading Rotator cuff injuries
Tennis elbow or "lateral epicondylitis" is a common condition that I've discussed with and treated many patients for. The condition is defined by pain at the common extensor tendon in the outer aspect of the elbow. This is usually a result of "tendinosis" or disorganization/degeneration of the tissues. The movement that causes this condition is … Continue reading TENNIS ELBOW
With all the spin classes, fituals and Orange Theory workouts I've been doing lately, my legs have been feeling pretty tight. I thought I'd touch on another common pathology called Iliotibial Band Syndrome. First, I want to explain what the IT band is for those people out there who have never taken an anatomy class. … Continue reading IT bands…so tight right now.
Day 14 of the 100 day fitness challenge!! Only 86 days to go!! Eesh. I've managed to not miss a day so far...but what I've realized is how much my body needs recovery days. I've been doing mostly classes - spin classes at Saikel, Orange Theory Fitness (a mix of treadmill intervals and weights), as well … Continue reading RECOVERY DAYS
For my third ever post on this blog, I'd like to introduce the "injury report". The "injury report" category of this blog will focus on common topics related to sports and exercise medicine. Have you ever had a young friend tell you that they've been doing all their standard activities that they usually do - running, basketball, … Continue reading Runner’s Knee