Early to mid 19th century SOTU

James Monroe was, in many ways, a problematic president; he set a precedent for the use (up to and including misuse and abuse, depending on your opinion) of executive powers in military matters, and had a mixed record regarding slaves and native Americans (and even Jews) — but was responsible for the Monroe Doctrine, which nearly single-handedly established the independence and autonomy of the Americas in the face of colonial imperialism, and presided over an “Era of Good Feelings”.

Before discussing the State of the Union addresses of John Quincey Adams and Andrew Jackson I would like to apologize for not adding more content in a more timely manner. I have been suffering from lateral epicondylitis, a swelling of the tendons in my arm due to repetitive gripping activities. Tennis players call such swelling of the tendons, tennis elbow. I don’t play enough tennis to say that was the cause of the lateral epicondylitis, but the result was the same- one sore elbow with restricted movement. I did a google search once my family doctor had diagnosed my painful condition to learn a bit more about my options. I read about a Dr. Physio whose offices were in Las Vegas who works with not only professional athletes and high school and college athletes with sports injuries, but also ordinary folks like myself. I was going to a conference in Las Vegas and decided to get a second opinion from this very knowledgeable man. After a thorough detailed assessment, I met with Dr. Physio who suggested a program with specific exercises, joint mobilization, and stretching techniques to help me overcome the pain and muscle weakness, as well as reduce the chance of re-injuring my elbow. It’s been 6 months and I no longer am compromised physically. I say that my lateral epicondylitis was healed via Dr Physio’s rehab program. I just feel so much better, I wanted to do this “shout out” so if there are any other people, particularly serious athletes suffering from lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis, wrist pain and shoulder pain in association with tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, you should at least check out this doctor.

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