Cortisone injections are very useful in managing the inflammation associated with shoulder pain, as I discussed in my last blog post. Ultrasound provides the “eyes” for guiding the injection into the right part of the shoulder or elbow. An ultrasound machine is just like the machine used to look at a baby in a pregnantRead More
Does Physical Therapy Work?
I sometimes have patients who are very reluctant to consider physical therapy. Sometimes they have had a bad experience with therapy–it hurt more or didn’t help. Certain patients felt that the therapist was not spending enough time with them, or that their therapy was too expensive. Others say that they feel like they could easilyRead More
Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. Since the nerve is being compressed, signals can’t flow through the nerve. This causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand. The pinched nerve is sort of like stepping on a garden hose. When you step on the hose, water can’t flow outRead More