Squats Benefits

For many of us, this quarantine life has been filled with some obstacles pertaining to our regular exercise routine. I’ve been a “cardio girl” my entire life.  I used to competitively figure skate, dance and then later in life engaged in spinning and long-distance running.   I have to say that “core strengthening and weight training” Read More…


ARTHRITIS

According to the CDC, by 2040, 26% of US adults (18 years or older) are projected to have a physician diagnosis of arthritis.  Arthritis risk does increase with age and is more common among women.  In 2015, 15 million adults reported severe joint pain due to arthritis.  Remember, kids can get arthritis too! In addition Read More…


Brain Fog

Many lupus patients describe the phenomenon “brain fog, #lupus fog” when speaking about nervous system complications of their disease. They describe a sensation that “their brains feel fuzzy or not clear.”  70-80% of patients with Fibromyalgia and approximately 20-50% of patients with lupus report experiencing mental fogginess. These patients may report : Feeling confused Forgetfulness Read More…


Fibromyalgia Pain + Healthy Sleep

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that can cause widespread musculoskeletal pain. ⁠ Contrary to popular belief, it does not cause systemic inflammation and it is not considered to be an autoimmune disease. Individuals may have a chief complaint of symptoms such as tenderness to touch/pressure (for at least 3 months), severe fatigue, sleep disturbance or Read More…


Hip Pain

I get so many young and older people coming into my office with this symptom.  As a runner and cyclist, I have experienced this condition myself.    Individuals may complain of: Pain between the hip and knee, groin area, outer buttocks or on the lateral part of the hip Pain lying on one side or soreness Read More…


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…