We call things that maintain, or continue, our pain myofascial perpetuating factors. Often, these are similar to things that helped cause the problem. Dr. Janet Travell was pioneer in the field of myofascial and trigger point therapy. In fact, she wrote extensively about pain, myofascial perpetuating factors and [...]
It's Not Just For Runners Anymore... Plantar Fasciitis treatment is often ineffective. This is because the mechanism is poorly understood and the wrong tissues are often treated. (PF) is an inflammation of the plantar fascia. It causes pain on the bottom of the foot. This is typically worse [...]
For myofascial problems, in a word, 'yes'! Cortisone is ineffective for these conditions and can be harmful. Yet, today cortisone shots remain a standard, much-requested treatment for tennis elbow and other tendon problems. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. However, the nature of myofascial pain, taut band development, trigger point [...]
Sleep is a natural process when we rest and repair ourselves. In, fact a minimum amount of sleep is needed for survival. However, we need larger amount of sleep to be at our best.
Ideally, we don't need to do anything about sleep. Usually, we get tired, we go to bed, sleep all night and wake up the next day feel refreshed.
When someone is in chronic pain, medical history is essential. In fact, we've simply never seen someone and thought, "Hmmm, I really don't need to know this much. I wish this form was shorter..." However, our medical history form is often just a starting point. Typically, we'll have [...]