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?
This month we caught up with one of our established Airrosti Providers, Dr. Jerry Naum, who has been with us for almost 7 years. Although he loves to travel, we’re glad he found a home with us at Airrosti. Stop by his practice in San Antonio and say hello!
In today’s blog, Dr. Bill Kempe explains why determining your injury is only half the battle for a swift recovery. If you want to recover from your injury properly and prevent future pain, knowing why the injury occurred is just as important as the diagnosis.
Our Provider for the Month of December is Dr. Alexandra Rios! Her ideal superpower is infinite amounts of energy, but for now, she'll settle for helping her patients get back to doing the activities they love most super quickly. You can visit her at her practice in Austin, Texas.
We all know how busy the holiday season can be. With year-end deadlines at work, holiday parties and school performances on the calendar, endless shopping trips and all the holiday decorating, it may seem like the to-do list doesn’t end. The holiday season should be a joyful one and at Airrosti, we’re here to help ensure you’re feeling your best and a little less stressed during the holidays this year.
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.