6 Reasons Walking is the Most Underrated Form of Exercise


We had a woman from Encinitas, CA call us this week and asked us this… “I am 52 year old mother of 4 children and I was intrigued by your last blog and all of the helpful information you had on the fitness mistakes people make when trying to stay fit…especially during the quarantine. For…

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14 Fitness Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Stay Fit… (Especially During the Quarantine!)

Home Fitness

Once upon a time I was a badass. Played collegiate and Professional soccer. Bench pressed over 300 pounds. Yup, my soccer coaches hated that I could do that. Have competed in rugby, bowling, baseball, outrigging and won. I was high speed, low drag, and aerodynamically efficient. But that was once upon a time. Being a…

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Coronavirus: How to Stay Healthy and Calm During the Outbreak?


Apart from wearing a mask in crowded places, washing your hands and using hand sanitizer, what else can we do to stay healthy – and calm – during the flu season, especially in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak? The number of coronavirus cases throughout the U.S are increasing and will continue to increase if…

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3 Simple Exercises for Back Pain Relief and How to Prevent It from Striking Again

We’ve all been there… That time when we told ourselves that when the New Year comes we will definitely stick to our new exercise or weight loss routine… …and after a month of eating too much, and maybe not exercising enough as we should, we make a pact to be more active and healthier as…

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3 Things That Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now!

Back Pain

We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine, that might be encouraging back pain? What I’m about to tell you, might sound surprising but hear me out and I’ll explain…

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9 Simple Tips for Flying with Back Pain

Flying with Back Pain

We recently were asked the following question by one of our clients who has been dealing with chronic back pain: “I’ve suffered from back pain for over 20 years. And every time I have to travel for work or vacation I dread the flight with a passion. My back pain gets worse throughout the flight…

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain While Going Up and Down Stairs?

Knee Pain with Stairs

This question was asked by one of our new clients who is suffering from knee pain: “Dr. Andalon, I’ve suffered with an on-off type of knee pain now for more than a year. What I can’t put my finger on is when it started or why, and more confusing is that my knee pain gets…

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Should I Use Ice or Heat for Pain?

Fire or Ice

This weekend both my 8 and 10-year-old daughter’s (Sophia and Alexa) participated in the same local soccer tournament. One of their teammate’s mother asked me a very common question we get asked in the clinic almost on a daily basis. Her question was: “Dr. Oscar, my daughter was complaining of her hamstring muscle hurting after…

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How Quickly Can I Return to Sports After ACL Surgery?

ACL Surgery

This week I wanted to answer a common question we recently get asked quite regularly by our post ACL surgery clients: “Dr. Andalon…my name is Amy, I’m 36 years old and I had my right ACL reconstructed six months ago after injuring myself during a co-ed indoor soccer game. I was recently discharged from physical…

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Why do I have knee pain when I squat?

Knee Pain With Squat

We recently had a client contact our clinic last week and he asked us this… “Why do I have knee pain when I squat?” She told us she was attending her local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help her lose weight.  She would perform exercises like running, leg extensions,…

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