In the previous blog post, “non-traumatic knee pain, part I,” I discussed two common knee overuse injuries, iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome. In this blog post we are going to look into another common cause of non-traumatic knee pain, pes anserine bursitis, and discuss the infamous osteoarthritis.[Read more…] about Non-traumatic knee pain, Part II
What You Should Know About the Chinese Coronavirus
Near the end of 2019, a new (novel) coronavirus was identified as the cause of a localized group of pneumonias in the Chinese city of Wuhan. This new coronavirus has been designated 2019-nCoV, and it seems to be spreading globally with laboratory confirmed cases now being reported in other cities in Asia, as well as Australia, France, Germany, the US, and Canada.[Read more…] about Chinese Novel Coronavirus Outbreak 2020: Quick Facts for Practitioners
The reason for this blog post is to bring awareness to a common scenario we see on a daily basis, long term proton pump inhibitor use. I see multiple new patients come in the office who list either Prilosec or Nexium as a daily medication. When I go over their medications and ask about these PPI’s the patient typically tells me they have been taking them for “awhile” and buy them over the counter so they won’t get heartburn. When I ask them how long “awhile” is, I generally hear anywhere from six months to a few years.[Read more…] about GERD Management and Patient Education
The ketogenic diet is literally everywhere we look these days. Originally this diet was designed to treat epilepsy, but has recently become popular among the weight loss community. It’s on the cover of most of “those” magazines at the checkout stand, claiming to be the “magic pill” diet, if you will, saying that there will be weight just melting off by restricting carbohydrate intake, and increasing fat intake, while maintaining moderate protein. There is no doubt that this diet has worked wonders for people as far as weight loss, as there have been many anecdotal stories regarding it. But is this diet for everyone?[Read more…] about Why Keto May Not Be for Everyone
Have you ever had your tooth knocked out?
If you answered yes, you are not alone and probably know what to do. But if you have not, you will be someone’s hero in knowing how to manage a knocked out tooth.[Read more…] about How to Manage a Knocked-Out Tooth