Brachial Plexopathy

The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that originates at the neck and shoulders. These nerves extend all the way down the arm and into the hand. Along the way, they divide into the specific nerves that innervate muscles in the arm and hand. Brachial Plexopathy develops when the brachial plexus ceases to work [...]

Inflammatory Arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis is typically defined as inflammation of the joints due to infection or an overactive immune system. In general, inflammatory arthritis is viewed as a grouping of other types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. However, it should be noted that inflammatory arthritis is different from osteoarthritis. Those with inflammatory arthritis [...]

Utilizing Exercise for Back Pain Relief

The recent Physician Update publication, recommended that those suffering from back pain to utilize exercise as a way to relieve some of the pain. Once spinal issues, such as herniated disks, have been ruled out, the article suggested that increasing a patient’s daily movement could reduce low back pain (LBP). This may be because those [...]

Scapular Winging

https://youtu.be/iw8iEQfV8Nc Scapular winging is a condition that affects the shoulder blades. The shoulder blades usually rest flat against the back of the chest wall. Scapular winging occurs when a shoulder blade sticks out. While the condition is rare, it’s usually painful and makes day-to-day activities, such as lifting grocery bags or brushing your teeth, difficult. [...]

Guyon’s Canal Syndrome

Guyon’s Canal Syndrome is defined as the compression of the ulnar nerve as it passes through the portion of the wrist known as Guyon’s Canal. Though this condition is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, Guyon’s Canal syndrome involves the ulnar nerve and Carpal Tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve. The ulnar nerve starts at the [...]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS)

Normal foot vs. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrom Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, often abbreviated to TTS, is defined as the compression of the posterior tibial nerve at the tarsal tunnel. The condition is similar to carpal tunnel, only the tarsal tunnel is located on the inside of your ankle. The tibial nerve branches off of the sciatic nerve [...]

ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that targets the nerve cells in both the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is considered to be the most common adult motor neuron disease worldwide.  Motor neurons reach from the brain down to the spinal cord and from [...]

Stockbroker’s Elbow

We have all heard of carpal tunnel syndrome - nerve compression at the wrist causing a tingling and numbness sensation in the thumb, index and middle fingers. Another equally irksome problem is cubital tunnel syndrome. Inside your elbow runs the ulnar nerve, or your 'funny bone'. Having the ulnar nerve compressed at the elbow causing [...]

Beat College stress, Avoid the Migraines

Most people experience headaches, often due to triggers related to their age, gender, health and overall lifestyle. College students are no different. In fact, these young and seemingly healthy individuals often lead lifestyles that put them at a high risk for headaches and migraines. Whether it be the late night hours trying to finish reading [...]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

At California Sports & Rehab we are on the very forefront of medical advances in regenerative medicine. This week we will discuss our technique of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy. This innovative therapy allows individuals to avoid the long, tedious healing time by injecting regenerative cells into the body that makes the cells heal faster. [...]

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