When hamstrings and calves are short and hypertonic from lack of mindful use and stretching, their tendons can generate a low-grade backward pulling force on the tibia or femur, which predisposes the quadriceps and patellar tendon that runs along the anterior portion of the knee to injury. This is why regular stretching of your hamstrings, gastrocnemius, and soleus is essential to supporting healthy knee function. Read more about Exercises for Knee Pain
When looking to overcome wrist and elbow pain, a good first step is to identify its root cause.
Overuse is arguably the most common cause of pain and stiffness in the wrist joint. When the wrist is asked to do more work than it is suited for without adequate rest, the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even the bones that make up the wrist and elbow can become inflamed. Read more about Natural Ways to Treat Wrist and Elbow Pain
Over the past two decades, I have utilized spinal adjustments, stretching, acupuncture, soft tissue work, and every major modality used in physiotherapy to address a wide range of back and hip issues. While all of these therapies can be helpful, in my experience, the most effective way to support a healthier lower back and pelvic region is to improve the functional strength of the muscles that control your core region. These muscles include your lower paraspinals, abdominals, hip flexors, and hip extensors.
For a look at two of my favourite exercises for strengthening the core region, please have a look at the following video:
Over the past few years, I've had a number of clients experience dramatic improvement with a wide spectrum of health challenges by adding bone broth to their customized regimens. Osteoporosis, digestive challenges, intermittent muscle cramping, systemic nerve dysfunction, chronic joint pain, and weak hair and nails are just a few of the many ailments that I have found to respond well to regular intake of properly made bone broth. Read more about Drink Bone Broth To Nourish Your Cells and Accelerate Healing
If anyone among your parents, siblings, or children have had colorectal cancer, it's generally prudent to undergo periodic colonoscopies as a screening measure. How often you have a colonoscopy depends on your overall health status and the quality of your bowel movements, so be sure to let your physician know what your diet and lifestyle look like as you decide on a screening schedule. Read more about 2 Main Causes of Colorectal Cancer and How to Prepare For a Colonoscopy
The contents of this website are the opinions of Dr. Ben Kim unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended as personalized medical advice and is not intended to replace the relationship that you have with your primary care provider. Any decisions you make with regard to your daily choices and medical treatments should be made with the help of a qualified health care provider.