Dhara Shah, PT

 

Knots of Pain

Written by Katie O’Neill, SPT and Dhara Shah, PT, DPT, OCS Trigger points are knots or “nodules” in your muscles that are tender when applying pressure to them. These trigger points are thought to form when you have a sort of energy crisis where that small portion of your muscle is not receiving enough oxygen to support the activity you are asking it to do. This energy crisis could occur, for example, when you are lifting something very heavy, but it could also occur when you are holding something light but for a prolonged period of time. Perhaps you tend to “hold your stress” in your jaw or shoulders–even stress or position is making those muscles work overtime and can…

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Managing Pain After a Total Knee Replacement

Written by Dhara Shah PT, DPT, OCS  The decision to get a total knee replacement can be a process.  Initially, you notice knee pain, but it does not change your daily routine. Then, you notice it affecting the things you enjoy doing – playing golf, going for long walks, or  difficulty getting off the floor after playing with your grandkids. You go to the orthopedic surgeon, and he says “you’re eventually going to have to get a total knee placement”.  You consult with your physical therapist, try conservative treatment to improve your quality of life or even “prehab” before surgery, and then you finally decide it’s time.  You undergo surgery, and you “get it fixed” – VOILÁ! It’s almost like…

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