Happier, Healthier Hips in the New Year

In the words of pop star Shakira, hips don’t lie. That’s especially true as we get older. All those years of wear and strain on the hip joints can start to tell on us. And eventually, everyday activities like climbing stairs or just getting up from a chair can cause pain and stiffness. Whether you’ve…. read more

The Trouble with Knee Pain Relief Aids

Over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen have revolutionized the way Americans treat minor pain. Today, many men and women avoid trips to the doctor and choose to self-medicate instead. While nonprescription pain relievers can play a role in relieving pain, some studies show they’re being used too often. In fact, according to one…. read more

Dealing with Shoulder Strains from Repetitive Work

Chronic shoulder pain is common, affecting millions of men and women each year. Unlike acute pain that follows a traumatic injury, chronic shoulder pain is usually associated with repetitive movements, like lifting and reaching. Those might seem like simple movements, but over time, they can cause a lot of wear and tear in and around…. read more

Hip Pain at Night

Who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? It doesn’t matter whether you’ve had a busy day or a relaxing day. Getting a full night of restful sleep is really important for maintaining a good mood, staying focused at work or school, and just being healthy. Sleep is when your body regenerates itself, and when we…. read more

How to Treat Minor Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is surprisingly common, especially among athletes and other people who use their shoulders a lot of reaching and lifting. But even people who don’t use their shoulders excessively can still wind up with minor aches and pains. Fortunately, a lot of minor shoulder pain can be relieved with some simple TLC. When minor…. read more

Tai Chi for Arthritis Related Knee Pain

Wave hands like clouds. Repulse monkey left and right. White crane spreads its wings. If these phrases sound familiar to you, then you’re probably a practitioner of tai chi. And if you’re not, maybe you should be — especially if you suffer from knee arthritis. Most people think of tai chi as a mindfulness exercise,…. read more

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Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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