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SLEEP MATTERS

According to the Arthritis Foundation as many as 80% of people living with arthritis have sleep problems, including insomnia from chronic joint pain, stiffness and joint swelling.  Some research also suggests that the cycle of poor sleep may actually cause worsening of these symptoms especially the next day and may even result in depression and Read More…


JOINT PROTECTION and RUNNING

Let’s chat about running and how to protect your joints. ⁠ Running is extremely beneficial for the entire body, but it can be hard on your joints. But, there are many ways to save your body from runners’ injuries. ⁠  I have been a long-distance runner for over 10 years now and have completed six half Read More…


My ACHY JOINTS

Have your joints been feeling a little extra achy lately? ⁠ As we turn the corner from fall to winter, temperatures are dropping, and many more individuals are complaining of joint stiffness.  Some people may think it is due to the body feeling the effects of the changes in barometric pressure which may make your Read More…


Meralgia Paresthetica

Sometimes my specialty intersects with other specialties like Neurology.   Meralgia paresthetica is usually suspected when an individual complains of numbness, burning sensation and tingling on the outer thigh.  There is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve that is being compressed or squeezed which is responsible for supplying sensation to the skin region on the thigh area. Read More…


Self Care In Doctors

Let’s talk about ⁠prioritizing self-care as a doctor⁠. ⁠ I was recently interviewed for an article on things doctors wish they knew before the resident match. ⁠ It may sound cliché, but doctors are trained to “do no harm” and put patients first, which is why this one is so important to remember. ⁠ Prioritizing yourself for your patients Read More…


TIME

Every morning when I wake up at 4:30/5 am, the first few thoughts focus on what I have planned for my day…school, work, grocery shopping, after school activities, homework, fitness, blogging, phone calls and responses to my patients…the list seems to go on and on. The last few months during the pandemic has made me Read More…