Daily Archives: May 23, 2010


Healthy Shoulders, Wrists, Lower Back, Hips and Knees with the Wheel Stretch

Our modern life style creates a “forward” posture, where the head is tilted forward instead of being straight over the shoulders. Shoulders are rounded and moved forward instead of being perfectly above the hips. Lower back has lost its natural sway curvature. The body is fighting to keep its balance and some muscles are working way too hard for that. That’s […]


Cats & Dogs Exercise Helps Painful Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Lower Back and Knees

Tennis is considered to be a hard sport on your wrists, elbows, shoulders and knees. (And as well are other racquet sports and handball). But is it indeed a problem of the hard courts, or the sport itself? Maybe not! Because, most of the times, the body is already dysfunctional from the life style, and the sporting activity is just […]


Trigger Points and Chronic Pain

Trigger points are small, extremely painful spots in your muscles. If you push on such spot, you feel agonizing pain and you want to pull away. Trigger points can develop as a result of muscular injuries or trauma, improper body mechanics or structural imbalances, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, stress, overtraining, and more. Trigger points inhibit proper function of the muscle […]


Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

Sciatica pain can be close to paralyzing—a numb, tingling or burning sensation going down in the back of your leg, calf and sole of your foot. The pain comes and goes unpredictably and playing tennis becomes impossible. However, you actually could have a tight and overused piriformis muscle, which is very common among tennis players. Luckily, it is also easy […]


Prevent Achilles Tendon Pain, Heel Spurs and Twisted Ankles with Foot Circles

Imagine those two small delicate structures – your feet – pounding around a hard surface for hours. It is almost unbelievable that they can take it. Occasionally, every tennis player gets some kind of foot problem – calluses, heel spurs, flat feet, Achilles tendon problems or twisted ankles. Almost all tennis courts in Los Angeles are made from concrete, and […]