Pain

Mechanical vs. Chemical Pain

If you’re having pain somewhere, do something about it.  Pain is your body’s way of warning you that something isn’t right.  But then again you might be like me and have no pain or warning signs whatsoever and have a… Read More ›

Pain-Spasm Cycle

I was talking to someone recently in the midst of this cycle and I thought I should write a blog post about it.  What happens is this – when you injure something it’s painful.  This pain causes the surrounding muscles… Read More ›

Headaches

A search term today was “are headaches bad after a stroke?”  Are headaches ever good?  I had a hell of a battle with headaches after my stroke.  They were unlike anything that I’ve ever experienced in my life.  They would… Read More ›

Pain

Being in pain is not OK.  Pain is a warning signal.  Pain is the body’s way of telling you “hey something’s not right.”  One of the utterly most annoying things that would happen to me as a physical therapist was… Read More ›

Plantar Fasciitis

ORTHOPEDIC.  I’m having some pain on the bottom of my foot right now.  I self-diagnosed it as plantar fasciitis.  You shouldn’t do that, you shouldn’t diagnose yourself.  Well actually maybe you should, doctors don’t seem to know much.  Anyway, a… Read More ›