OUCH… MY ACHING MUSCLES

I have many individuals presenting to my office for symptoms of muscle aches and muscle pain.  Sometimes, the muscle ache can be localized to a certain area or be diffused throughout one’s body such as in the neck, low back, biceps, arms, legs and thighs.  Some different causes of muscle pain include: Fibromyalgia (see prior blog Read More…


Knuckle Cracking Stress Relief

Sometimes people crack their knuckles to relieve stress. One of the most common and interesting questions I get asked when someone comes to see me is: Does knuckle cracking cause arthritis or raise the risk of osteoarthritis? Also, is knuckle cracking bad for you? Many adults and children do crack their knuckles as an accidental Read More…


TRIANGLE POSE THURSDAY

I am not an expert at yoga but I love learning new poses. I’m always trying to improve my fluidity and flow every day.  After doing a lot of running lately with my half marathon training. I have found that waking up to do the Triangle Pose Stretch(Trikonasana ) helps me to concentrate better and kick off my day! Read More…


National Doctor’s Day

ENTERING THE MEDICAL WORLD March 30 was National Doctors Day and it made me reflect on the last seventeen years in practice after graduating medical school.  I can still remember the day I walked down that podium at my medical school to accept my diploma and earn my medical degree.  It seems like a lifetime ago yet the Read More…


THE EMOTIONS BEHIND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

There are more than 50 million of Americans living with Autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis and Multiple sclerosis. These chronic illnesses can pose challenges to the individuals living with the diagnoses. Often, patients may feel that they are alone grappling with the physical and emotional issues that these diseases present.  They may Read More…


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AWARENESS

Autoimmune disease are illnesses that occurs when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Individuals with autoimmune diseases produce special proteins or antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents like viruses or bacteria, resulting in inflammation.Healthy tissue or cells are being attacked instead Read More…