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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: I do a combination of walking and easy running for exercise. However, I have developed pain in the back of my heel that won't quit. My family doctor told me I have Achilles' tendonitis, but medication has not helped. What can I do?

27
Feb
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Ankle Pain Lasts for Years

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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: I sprained my ankle two years ago and my x-rays were normal. I continue to have pain along the outside of my ankle, especially when I run. Why is that and what can be done?

02
Jan
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Brain Injuries Cause Later Problems

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Young people ages 0 to 4 and 15 to 19 are at the greatest risk of brain injury when struck in the head. Adults 75 and older suffer the highest rates of hospitalization and death from head injuries.

26
Feb
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Dear Dr. Konicki,

Question: My wrists and hands hurt and go numb. I think I have carpal tunnel syndrome. What exactly is that?

02
Jan
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Constant Shoulder Blade Pain

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Question: I always have pain in my right shoulder blade, I have had medication, massage and physical therapy - nothing has helped. What can a chiropractor do?

Answer: Shoulder blade pain is quite common. We treat this regularly in our office, often with good results.

02
Jan
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Heel Lifts for a Short Leg

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Heel lifts are used to treat patients that have one leg shorter than the other.  The goal is to balance your pelvis and have you walk evenly.  Various studies have found that at least 50% of all people have one leg shorter than the other.  This is known as Leg Length Inequality. (LLI)

02
Jan
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Hip and Knee Replacement May Cause Uneven Legs

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Hip and knee replacements are common surgeries and may result in one leg longer than the other.   After the new hip or knee parts are implanted, the overall length of your leg may cause you to walk and stand unevenly.  Usually, the surgical leg will become longer rather than shorter.

This is a more common problem with hip replacements rather than knee replacements.  During a hip replacement, the surgeon cuts away the old hip ball and replaces this with a new ball and shaft.  The surgeon must drive the shaft down inside your femur (thigh bone).  It can be difficult to have the new hip match the length of the old hip.

02
Jan
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My Leg Goes Numb When I Sit

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Question: My leg keeps going numb when I sit at my desk. If I get up, this will go away. What is going on?

Answer: When the back of your leg goes numb, this is called sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, approximately the size of your little finger.

02
Jan
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New Treatment for Nerve Injuries

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Question: I have heard that there are nerve transplants for people that are partially paralyzed. What can you tell me about this?

Answer: There are advances in surgery to help patients with nerve damage causing limb paralysis. These surgeries are for peripheral nerve injuries that cause loss of strength or feeling in your arm, hand or leg. These surgeries do not help paralysis from spinal cord injuries or stroke.

02
Jan
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One-Sided Low Back Pain

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If you have low back pain near your belt line, usually on one side only, and pain in your buttock, you probably have sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SJD). This simply means your sacroiliac joint isn't working right.

Sacroiliac joints are the largest joints in your spine. They are found at the base of your spine, between your ilium (the large, flat pelvic bone) and the sacrum (the upside - down triangular bone at the base of the spine).