Tension Headaches

by Justin Wu, DPT Ahhh, my head hurts, why? [1]                                                 Tension headaches are very common ailment that many people suffer from. What exactly is a tension headache you may ask? A tension headache occurs when neck and scalp muscles become tense or contract. The contraction can be response to stress, depression, anxiety, or from…

Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Warning

by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT If you’ve taken Levaquin (generic name Levofloxacin, part of the group Fluoroquinolone), you may be at risk for tendon inflammation, disease, and even rupture. Levaquin is an antibiotic used for respiratory, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and abdominal infections. Some common uses are for E. coli, flu, pneumonia, Staph (but not MRSA, medically…

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): What is it?

by Edward Lockwood, DPT Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that effects .5- 1 % of people in North American and Northern European. RA can have associated symptoms such as muscle weakness, fatigue, and can cause joint pain / inflammation. 1 Rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to cause decreased aerobic capacity, increased prevalence of cardiovascular…