Even the medical staff at PainCare of San Diego gets back, neck, shoulder and joint pain, not to mention migraines, bursitis…you get the picture. Of course we are all big believers in physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and medical pain management. But, there are also many things that we — and ...
January 12, 2017admin
Do you have a dull, achy pain in your neck at the end of each day? If you spend time texting from your phone or viewing a tablet, you may suffer from “Text Neck.” Doctors warn that the physical stress of texting increases pressure on neck muscles. Holding your head in the ...
January 9, 2017admin
What’s that tenderness in your elbow? Is playing tennis a pain in the knee? Does your shoulder hurt when you garden, rake, paint or pick up your kids? These kinds of pain are often caused by bursitis, which occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motions. Your body contains about 160 ...
January 6, 2017admin
This week pro-golfer and San Diegan, Phil Mickelson, is competing in the 2013 Masters golf tournament. In addition to being ranked 10th in the world for golf, Phil suffers from psoriatic arthritis. Doctors say if Phil had gotten this inflammatory form of arthritis 15 years ago his career would have been over. But ...
January 3, 2017admin
If getting more exercise isn’t one of your new year’s resolutions, it should be. Minimal amounts of exercise have been shown to improve mood, increase circulation and reduce stress, which all can reduce pain. So even if you are not trying to lose weight, doing something physical each week is going ...
December 24, 2016admin
They say that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to reducing your neck pain, finding the best sleep position and a pillow that compliments your sleep style is a great place to start. Simple changes in the way you sleep can greatly reduce neck stiffness, ...
December 21, 2016admin
Joint pain: it throbs, aches, and hurts. It may make you think twice about everyday tasks and pleasures like going for a brisk walk, lifting grocery bags, or playing your favorite sport. Sharp reminders of your limitations arrive thick and fast, practically every time you move. What causes joint pain? The culprits ...
December 19, 2016admin
Low fat, low carb, or Mediterranean: which diet is right for you? Losing weight sometimes takes experimentation. If you give a diet your best shot and it doesn’t work long term, maybe it wasn’t the right one for you, your metabolism, or your situation. Genes, family, your environment—even your friends—influence how, ...
December 13, 2016admin
To eat well, you need to combine nutritional science, a jolt of common sense, and pure enjoyment. Most of us know that fresh salad, berries, and slowing down when eating are better for us than wolfing down energy bars and sweets. But how to make that leap from our current ...
December 10, 2016admin
Exercising your feet on a regular basis not only improves overall foot health, but may also reduce your risk for injury. Walking is the best overall foot exercise. When you walk, you put your foot through its full range of motion, from the time your heel hits the ground until ...
December 7, 2016admin