Early on in my career, I didn’t quite know what all that was about; there were some things we were encouraged to do or talk about since it was our chance to shine, yet it was only Father Time that truly enlightened me.
There are few things more unpleasant than dealing with inflammatory conditions. These might affect skin, muscles, joints and connective tissue throughout your body. Many conditions end in “-itis,” which just means inflammation … such as arthritis or bursitis, just to name a few.
The shoulder is one of the most dynamic and complex collections of bone, connective tissue and muscle in the human body. It allows an extensive range of movements incorporating five different joints. Yes, friends, five joints, all which have to perform consistently to provide us with the comfort and control we demand without giving it much thought.
The initial conversation with many of my older patients often starts with what challenges they face, their commitment to change and what activities exactly do they want to return to doing without feeling limited.