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...

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,...

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...