Stress in the muscles and surrounding connective tissue often contribute to inflammatory conditions and pain.

Our Toxic World: Arsenic

Our Toxic World | Arsenic  Arsenic is a natural component of the earth’s crust and is widely distributed throughout the environment in the air, water and land. It is highly…

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Our Toxic World

Our Toxic World | SF I really do try to stay upbeat in most situations.  Take a deep breath and carry on right?  But what if that deep breath is…

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Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome | SF Hypermobility means that your joints are more flexible than other people's (you may think of yourself as being double jointed). When this causes pain, it…

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Stress & Your Body

STRESS & YOUR BODY | san francisco Stress has both benefits and downfalls. It is an adaptive energy needed for growth and strengthening. We have evolved through the fight or…

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Acute vs. Chronic Pain/Inflammation

Acute vs chronic pain/Inflammation What was the mechanism of injury?  When did it start?  What have you done at home to address it? When you ask someone for advice about…

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Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow

GOLFER'S ELBOW AND TENNIS ELBOW: TWO COMMON CAUSES OF ELBOW PAIN While many people are familiar with the names of these conditions, there is less widespread understanding about how they…

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Frozen Shoulder

FROZEN SHOULDER | SF Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint. It usually involves pain and stiffness that develops gradually, gets worse and then finally goes away.…

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What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome?

What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome | SF  The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint.  It keeps the head of the humerus firmly…

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What is Runner’s Knee?

What is Runner's Knee | San Francisco Runner's knee hurts, limits your mobility, makes it hard to get comfortable, and takes forever to heal.  The term runner's knee is sometimes…

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