Should I Have Surgery to Repair a Tear in My Rotator Cuff?

Rotator Cuff Surgery

“I have been having shoulder pain on and off for several years now. It usually goes away after several weeks but this time the pain is really affecting the quality of my life. After visiting my orthopedic doctor, I was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear which was confirmed by an MRI. I have been…

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Why You Shouldn’t Let a Rotator Cuff Tear on Your MRI Scare You? What You Can Do Instead of Painkillers, Injections and Avoid Painful Surgery!

Physical Therapy

“I have been having off and shoulder pain for several years now. It usually goes away after several weeks but this time the pain is really affecting the quality of my life. After visiting my orthopedic doctor, I was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear which was confirmed by an MRI. I have been in…

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In Search of the Perfect Pillow

Perfect Pillow

How Should You Select the Best Pillow to Avoid Neck Pain? One of the biggest complaints we’ve been hearing from our clients is how much neck and shoulder pain they have been experiencing during their sleep! Quickly followed by the most common question we get asked “can you recommend a good pillow for sleep?” Looking at…

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6 Reasons Walking is the Most Underrated Form of Exercise

Walking

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?

Relaxing

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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