Forearm Supination and Pronation

Supination and pronation are the two directions in which our forearms move.  An easy way to remember which direction is which is this:  when your arm is supinating you could actually hold soup in your hand. These are definitely ranges of motion we take for granted.  Simple activities like opening a door, carrying a plate, [...]

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Prophylactic Mastectomy

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month and I’ve recently been hearing more and more about Prophylactic mastectomies. A Prophylactic mastestomy is the remove of one or both breasts in hopes of preventing or reducing the risk of breast cancer. This is often a choice considered by women who are at a high risk of [...]

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Rehab After A Mastectomy

Most mastectomies, the partial or complete surgical removal of one or both breasts, either are done to treat breast cancer patients or as a preventative measure for those individuals whom are believed to be at high risk for breast cancer. After the surgical removal, the affected side’s chest tissue tightens and often the patient is [...]

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When a Stiff Shoulder is More Than Just Stiff

There are stiff shoulders and there are stiff shoulders.  The condition is called Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis and it can be terribly painful. In fact there are three stages: Freezing Frozen Thawing This condition will get better though it may take as long as three (3) years, so schedule an appointment with your doctor. Once [...]

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What Does A Shoulder Replacement Really Entail?

I am way more familiar with a total knee replacement than a total shoulder replacement. In October, we will explore all things shoulder and shoulder health. Due to my curiosity, I looked up some videos on what a shoulder replacement surgery actually looks like and what is involved. I found several rather graphic and detailed [...]

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