Arm and Shoulder Pain After Breast Cancer

Shoulder Pain, Among Other Things I wasn’t going to write a post this week. I’ve just finished up the latest round of doctor visits, tests and diagnostic images that are required now to make sure that breast cancer has not returned. According to all this recent rigamarole, so far, it hasn’t. So, I get to […]

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Lost and Found

“Your biopsy is positive.” Those were the words I heard when I found out I had cancer.   I’ll never forget those words.   I’ll never forget the day, the hour, where I was, what I was doing when I heard them.   I’ll never forget the strange, weirdly comic experience of having the stereotactic […]

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Adapting — Practical Stuff for Hands & Arms

Sometimes, I feel like such an idiot. I’ve been promising to write a post about neuropathy, especially in the hands, which I know a lot of my readers suffer from.  There are a few treatment modalities that we physical therapists can perform with patients who have neuropathy, that can reduce or eliminate it.  I was […]

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Finding — And Catching — Your Breath

Okay, winter, you can move along any time now please. We’re all done here. The groundhog said you were on your way out. So, pack up your ice and snow and arctic wind chill factor and germs, and take a hike. Okay? You listening to me?? Guess not… I started a draft of this post […]

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