Why We Sleep (Matthew Walker)

Whenever I see a patient whose sleep is severely impacted by pain, I have to find a balance between treating the cause of the problem, and providing a bit of relief to help with sleep. After reading Why We Sleep, I’m leaning more towards helping sleep before I try and tackle the original problem. We […]

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Bursitis

There are over a hundred fluid filled sacs called “bursae” in the body. Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. Symptoms can include focal pain, swelling, heat, and redness. In areas where tendons run closely to bone, you can often find bursae, as their function is to prevent friction. The two areas in which I see […]

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Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

Osgood Schlatter’s disease is a relatively common juvenile condition in which a fragment of bone from the tibia (shin bone) is pulled away by the quadriceps. This condition most often affects active 10-15 years olds. Symptoms include a tender swelling just below the knee cap (the tibial tubercle). Once the condition has run its course, […]

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

The thoracic outlet is a space where blood vessels and nerves leave the torso on their way to the arm. It is formed by the first rib and the collar bone. The outlet is tightly packed, and there are a number of things that can cause compression to those blood vessels, or nerves, or both. […]

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