It has happened to all of us, you are walking down the stairs or on a slippery driveway, your feet fly out from under you and Bam! You land on your Bottom. Ouch! For many patients, this is the way coccyx or tailbone pain begins. What Causes Coccyx Pain? A fall can cause the muscles […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis or joint inflammation. Learn more about arthritis care at The UVM Medical Center. Is arthritis treatable or reversible? To answer this question we must first better understand what we mean when we use the term arthritis.  The musculoskeletal system is composed of bones that are […]

Sciatica affects more than three million Americans each year. What is it? Keep reading to learn more. What is it and what should I look for? Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuritis, is defined as “pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, running down one or both legs from the lower back” (Source: Mayo Clinic). The sciatic […]

Have you ever had severe back pain? If you answered no to this question, you should consider yourself fortunate. It is estimated that up to 80 percent of people will experience at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime with symptoms severe enough that they will miss work or seek medical attention. There […]

Yoga has long been recognized as healing practice for the body and the mind. Until recently, it sat on the fringes of Western society. Yoga was introduced to the West in the late 1800s by yogis from India. It gained momentum in the 1920s, was practiced by Hollywood in the 40s and 50s, picked steam […]

Knee and lower leg injuries are among the most common injuries seen in alpine skiing. The nature of these injuries has changed over time as equipment has evolved. In the past, tibia (leg) fractures were much more common. With the introduction of modern binding systems, we have seen the incidence of tibia fractures decrease, but […]

“Oh, my aching back!” Whenever I hear someone say that, I want to ask them, “What are you doing about it?” Back pain, like any musculoskeletal injury, should not be ignored. There are three basic types of back pain: Acute – pain lasting less than three months. This pain is often related to a specific […]

Got knee pain? You are not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans experience knee pain. Knees are the most commonly injured joints in the body due to everyday wear and tear and even more pressure for those who are more active, like runners. Fortunately, we have the power to protect our knees. Evidence shows that exercising the […]