back pain, shoulder pain, fourth thoracic syndrome, t4 syndrome

T4 Syndrome: Symptoms And Treatment (with Video)

In the medical field, we have a phrase for uncommon problems that aren’t widely known.  We say that “while you may not be seeing it, it’s seeing you.” Because you don’t know what you are missing if you don’t know to look for it. And T4 Syndrome is exactly that type of problem.  T4 Syndrome […]

overhead press, triceps tendinitis

Lifter’s Elbow: Triceps Tendinitis

Elbow pain is very common, especially with my patient population of lifters and functional fitness athletes.  But that’s why I’m here, to make sure these kinds of problems don’t keep you sidelined for long. I have an entire post about the most common sources of elbow pain that you can read here.  But one of […]

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus

Should You Exercise When Sick?

As I write this, we are deep in the grip of the Coronavirus and the societal response to this pandemic.  When faced with quarantine, loss of work, and uncertainty we all look for some semblance of normalcy. And for many people that means getting in their daily exercise.  This leads many people back to the […]

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a rare problem that I have actually ended up seeing fairly regularly.  That’s because I’m a surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hip disorders. So I see a lot of people diagnosed with labrum tears of the hip, and a certain percent of them are actually piriformis syndrome that was misdiagnosed as […]

busy mom workout

The Busy Mom Workout

One of the hardest things about getting in shape is simply finding the time to do it! Most of our lives are packed with activity from the time the alarm goes off until we drop into bed. Finding the time to drive across town and spend an hour at the gym can be nearly impossible. […]

Man Exercises

Sarcopenia: How To Keep Muscle While Aging

Every one matures at different rates. Some people are in the best shape of their life in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.  But sooner or later, we all notice that it becomes harder to add or keep muscle mass and strength. This is called sarcopenia, the normal loss of muscle with aging. But what causes […]

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Parkinson’s Exercise: Just what the doctor ordered (or at least it should be)

Parkinson’s disease affects over ten million people worldwide.  And 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s are diagnosed each year. And the search for more effective treatments progresses each year.  But we often forget one of the oldest treatments available: Exercise. But many people worry about exercising with Parkinson’s and fear injury.  Well, I’m here to tell […]

Chondromalacia Patella: Management of Your Knee Pain

Let me tell you about my knees.  “Righty” likes to play sports, take long walks on the beach, and has no trouble with stairs.  “Lefty” likes to complain. He makes noise when I squat, he doesn’t pull his weight in the gym, and he used to hurt all the time.  Sound familiar? You probably have […]

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