Pain at the base of the Thumb

Did you know that the most common place for arthritis in the body is at the base of the thumb?  Why?  Because this is the area with the largest amount of mobility.  Look at the model below. Do you see where the 1st metacarpal attaches to the bone below it? The bone...

Straight Talk About the Spine

Straight Talk about the Spine Gloria Tucker MD, Diplomate of the American College of Sports Medicine February 14, 2022 One of the most useful things I have in my office is a skeleton.  Almost every day, I bring at least one of my patients in and show them the...

Pain, Tight Tendons and Loose Ligaments

Diplomate American College of Sports Medicine 250 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Bldg. G SuiteNovato, Ca 94949 Call 415-506-4907 Hello my patients and friends, As a doctor of Musculoskeletal Medicine, it is one of my goals in life to get people out of pain! And I love to teach...

Prolotherapy and EDS/Hypermobility

Prolotherapy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Issues A malady that is not uncommon in the population and frequently under diagnosed is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, in which one of the major symptoms is hypermobility. In hypermobility, the joints are too loose,...

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Are You Suffering From Chronic Pain? Are you suffering from chronic pain? Do you have foot, knee, or back pain? Do you live with joint pain on a daily basis? Has your doctor told you that your only option is surgery, or to take Motrin for the rest of your...

Joint Pain in Athletes

Many athletes push themselves and can accidentally strain their body, hurt their knee, elbow, or other joints. Perhaps this is you. At first, it comes and goes, but after a while, the pain can stop you from doing the sport that you love the most! Don’t let it! Do what...

Post-Partum low back pain that never leaves

During delivery, the body secretes a hormone called Relaxin.This allows the ligaments of the pelvis to relax so the baby can come through. When the ligaments are relaxed, the Sacro-iliac joint can be loose allowing instability of the “SI” joint. This...