If you are in the age range of 40-65, you’re a “Boomer”, like many of my patients, born right after WWII. As a Boomer, you’re healthier, more active and younger than previous generations your same age. It was your generation that ushered in the “fitness” movement back in the 70’s and who is responsible for … Read more
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you likely deal with pain on a chronic basis as do my patients who have the condition. You may use prescription, or over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications and/or pain killers to relieve your symptoms. That’s why I think you’ll be amazed to learn of an amazing new way that researchers have … Read more
I often recommend that my patients buy specially designed “orthopedic” products – shoes, pillows, mattresses – to safeguard and preserve their health. Many of them feel this is an unnecessary expense and it makes them feel “old” using such products. However, when I tell them how many health benefits are associated with using orthopedically correct … Read more
A few of my patients – mostly the guys and gals who are more athletically inclined – come to me complaining of what they describe as a nagging “pain in the rear” which often makes it hard to walk, sit for prolonged periods comfortably, or even continue exercising. I immediately recognize this symptom as one … Read more
Several of my patients have rheumatoid arthritis. Most of them also have a little extra poundage than I would like them to have. Many of them feel that it’s been their aching joints that have kept them from exercising more and so they have gained weight. However, looking back at their records, in many cases … Read more
I have several patients with arthritis – both “regular” (associated with wear and tear on joints, i.e., osteoarthritis) and rheumatoid types (associated with immune system disorders). Both types have their specific challenges and methods of treatments. Since May is arthritis awareness month, I would like to share with you, as I do my own patients, … Read more
Often times my patients complain of muscle aches and pains and ask me what kind of pain relievers they can take for them. Before I recommend drugs, I suggest something usually just as effective – massage. That’s right. In fact, massage is so effective in helping relieve chronic muscle aches and pains, headaches, pinched nerves, … Read more
Having Arthritis can change your whole life. Not only do you have to endure the suffering from joint pain but your lack of ability to move freely can damper your lifestyle. Whether you love to work in your garden, go for a hike, dance the night away, or simply climb a flight of stairs, arthritis can make your favorite activities seem impossible.