KEEPING THAT KNEE FIT

Knee pain is a common complaint that is heard from people of all ages and affects both sexes.  Knee pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions such as an injury, arthritis, infection, a torn meniscus or ligament or gout.  Certain sports, excess weight, and previous injury are risk factors which can increase Read More…


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE HITS THE TENNIS WORLD

In addition to celebrating Heart Awareness, February is also Black history month. I can remember growing up and being inspired watching the Williams sisters rise to the top of their tennis games. I loved being able to watch these girls/women who I could identify with display such amazing athletic ability.  I still watch them both Read More…



Psoriatic Arthritis

ARTHRITIS HITS CLOSE TO HOME Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of arthritis associated with inflammation that can be seen with psoriasis, an autoimmune condition where patches of red skin and silvery scales may be seen.  This type of arthritis which may appear before or after the skin lesions, can resemble rheumatoid arthritis. I remember Read More…


TENNIS AND SHOULDER PAIN

With the Australian Open going on now, I have been thinking more about my love of tennis! Tennis is a great workout and a stress relief. BENEFITS OF TENNIS –          Increasing bone density –          Lowering percentage of body fat –          Improving flexibility, coordination, balance –          Strengthening muscle and improving muscle tone The reason why I love this sport is Read More…


EXPLORING FIBROMYALGIA

In 2017-2018, superstar Lady gaga opened up to the world about her struggle with rescheduling her concert tour dates due to widespread debilitating chronic pain and her Fibromyalgia diagnosis. She has continued to be courageous and raise awareness and connect with individuals living with this condition. Sometimes it is difficult to believe that this energetic Read More…