Knee Cap Pain and Crunching; Part 2

Okay, so you might be getting tired of me telling you to change the way you’re doing things, but I’m going to tell you to change the way you’re doing things that hurt you. If you come to see me for a cut on your finger, you’re not going to question me when I tell […]

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Knee Cap Pain and Crunching; Part 1

              I feel compelled to write about knee cap pain again. Many of you have already read my earlier blog on this subject; “Do Not Do Squats.” http://drbarbarabergin.com/do-not-do-squats/.  Today I saw 6 women in my office with knee cap pain and crunching. All but one had been participating in […]

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Tennis Elbow; Part 4

                  For the moment let’s assume that you’ve got lateral epicondylitis/tennis elbow and not cancer on the outside of your elbow. I’m always a little nervous about giving medical advice to people I can’t see or touch. I would hate to tell you to put a tennis […]

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Tennis Elbow; Part 3

If you catch tennis elbow at an early stage (preferably day one) and you stop doing the offending activity, or at least modify it to the best of your ability, you will get better and you probably won’t have to come see the likes of me. But most of you will not do this. I’m […]

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Tennis Elbow; Part 2

I know you’re going to try to work through the pain. Everyone does. You’ll keep lifting the weight or playing tennis or shaking hands. You’ve heard me rail against this hardheadedness in the past. It doesn’t work. Some of you only try to work through it for a week or two or three. But many […]

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Tennis Elbow; Part 1

I’ve been asked by several readers to do something on tennis elbow. I would estimate I see at least two cases of the disease every day I’m in clinic, so it definitely warrants attention. Tennis elbow was originally called washerwoman’s elbow. That’s because in those days there weren’t that many people playing tennis and they certainly […]

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