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 with 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?

This question was asked by one of our new clients who is suffering with 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?

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?

Why do I have knee pain when I 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?” He told us he was attending his local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help him lose weight.  He would perform exercises like running, leg extensions,…

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight No Matter What I Do?

Why Can't I lose Weight No Matter What I Do?

Are you trying to lose weight? Or ever wondered to yourself ‘Why can’t I lose weight no matter what I do?’ We have all been there time and time again. Sometimes you feel like you are doing everything right, but for some reason, you can’t see the changes you are hoping for. It can be very…

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The 6 Worst Morning Habits You Should Definitely Stop Today

The 6 Worst Morning Habits You Should Definitely Stop Today1

The daily don’ts may seem harmless, but they could be sapping your energy, stressing you out, and giving you more unpleasant side effects. How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. A screaming match with your partner? Not a good way to start. A good, hearty breakfast? Much…

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Avoid A Knee Replacement Naturally

How PT Helps Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Most people think that when they get knee pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and goes away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, knee pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain.  It’s often even worse than it was…

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PRP Injections: Why Physical Therapy Plays A Key Role In Your Success

PRP Injection Physical Therapy

I wanted to answer an email I received this past summer from one of our clients, Jackie 64, from Encinitas, CA, who asked about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP injections); a popular topic we get asked by our clients at LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. “Dr. Oscar, do you have any advice for someone like me who’s still in a…

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