Do you feel pain in the front of your lower leg? If so, you may be experiencing shin splints. Shin splints refers to pain that emanates from the tibia, or shin bone, which is the large bone in the lower half of your leg. The medical term for this condition is medial tibial stress syndrome. Many people experience this leg pain periodically, especially those who actively participate in high-impact activities. Dancers, runners, gymnasts, and even people in the military frequently experience [Read More]
What Exactly is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder, the cause of which hasn’t been discovered. However, for the approximately 4 million Americans who have been diagnosed with this debilitating condition, its symptoms are definitive: chronic pain, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. So what exactly is fibromyalgia, who is at risk and how is it treated? Misdiagnosed, but Not Misunderstood While it’s the second most common medical condition that affects muscles, joints, and bones, [Read More]
Is it Time to See a Doctor for Your Back Pain?
Back pain can be dull or stabbing, and it can stop you in your tracks. One of the most common causes of back pain is a minor injury to a ligament (sprain) or muscle (strain) in your back. Sudden or awkward movements, lifting heavy objects, overdoing physical exercise, or not having any exercise at all, can all lead to back pain. Back pain can set you back, but do you know when it is time to see a doctor for your back pain? Going it On Your Own Overdoing it in the gym or in the garden can [Read More]