At first, it may seem like a minor nuisance, but over time snapping hip syndrome can hold you back from doing the activities you love most. Today Dr. Miranda Wall discusses how snapping hip syndrome appears and what can be done to prevent it. Read More
To make some injuries less ambiguous to their patients, physicians often give complicated injuries a more relatable name. For instance, the common name for adhesive capsulitis is frozen shoulder – which describes how the shoulder joint becomes so stiff and painful it may feel “frozen” in place.
Common names can give someone a quick idea of what their condition involves without requiring extensive medical research. However, sometimes these names can do the opposite and confuse, rather than clarify, someone’s perception of their injury. Two injuries that are often misunderstood because of their common names are “golfer’s elbow” and “tennis elbow.” Both injuries are forms of elbow tendinitis, involving weakness in the tendons connecting the forearm muscles to the elbow. Both are caused by overuse and repetitive arm and wrist motions. So, what’s the difference?
Holiday vacations can be tons of fun and a great way to destress after a long year, but rarely is the journey the best part of your trip. Oftentimes our long flights and road trips leave us with aching necks and uncomfortably tight muscles.
The problem with sitting for extended periods of time is that eventually our bodies become fatigued and start to slouch, causing the spine to lose its natural curve and become rounded. If we fall asleep on an airplane or in a bus, our necks start to slump down into our chest or on our shoulders. The added stress put on the body in that situation eventually cramps the muscles, causing back problems and neck pain.
Here are a few recommendations for managing and avoiding your travel-related aches and pains so you can enjoy a pain-free holiday vacation.