Entries by Daniel Lorenz

Heel Pain on the Inside of the Foot?

Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis Spikes During Warm Weather Warm weather brings a spike in patients complaining of medial heel pain from plantar fasciitis.  As sure as the seasons change, so too does this aggravating condition that makes every step hurt.  The increased use of flip-flops and sandals leads to the spike in heel pain and […]

Things to Consider Before ACL Surgery

5 Questions To Answer Before ACL Surgery We have a results-oriented population here at SSOR so because of that, we see tons of patients here that tore their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee.  We’ve heard just about every possible reason why people tear their ACL, some benign, others the results of sports activities.  […]

Non-Negotiable Qualities of Good PT

3 Things Great Physical Therapy (PT) Will Give You Like any other business, there are lots of choices out there and the way we choose is unique to each individual person.  Some people choose a service because it’s close to home or work.  Some people choose a service because of a friend’s recommendation or from […]

Kevin Durant Injury

Rehab for Kevin Durant Knee Injury: Grade II MCL Sprain Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant sustained a knee injury recently and the concern was that he tore the dreaded ACL.  Fortunately for him, his team, and his fans, he just has an MCL or medial collateral ligament injury.  He’ll be out about a month […]

Stiff Knees from Knee Arthritis?

Battling Knee Arthritis? Try These 6 Things to Help We see lots of people here at SSOR who are battling knee arthritis.  They want to be and stay active, but knee stiffness and pain either limit their activities or make them dread what they’ll feel like afterwards.  So they limp around for a few days […]

Torn Rotator Cuff: Should You Fix It?

Is Surgery Necessary for a Torn Rotator Cuff? Many of our patients come see us here with a rotator cuff tear.  Rotator cuff tears do not discriminate – they are in men, women, active and non-active.  A 2009 paper in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery found that roughly 21% of the general population […]

Which Desk Chair is Best for You?

Desk Chair vs. Sitting Ball vs. Standing Desk vs. Treadmill Desk – Which is best? We get asked all the time not only about workstation ergomomics and positioning, but also about which desk chair is best.  People just sit these days – a lot – at their jobs and it can lead to a myriad […]

Home Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Do-It-Yourself Home Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain We have lots of people that come see us for hip and glute pain.  Many times, “Dr. Internet” tells them that’s sciatica.  In many cases that is true.  If you experience restless sitting and standing due to leg pain and/or numbness, it may be sciatica or sciatic nerve […]

Teens Athletes & Nutritional Supplements

Should Your Teenager Take Supplements? We get asked lots of questions from athletes and parents about various products to help their son or daughter improve performance or get a little extra benefit from all their hard work in the weight room.  They think being a little faster or a little stronger will make them a […]

KC Chiefs Derrick Johnson Injury

Chiefs All-Pro LB Derrick Johnson Injury: Achilles Rupture, Part 1 Derrick Johnson’s unfortunate recent Achilles injury just two years after having sustained the same injury to his opposite leg has once again brought the devastating blow of this injury to the forefront of the Kansas City sports scene.  Although having already proven the ability to […]