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7 Jan, 2021

Do I need surgery for a partial rotator cuff tear?

Your shoulders are incredibly powerful and complex joints that are capable of moving in a wide range of motion. Not only do the shoulders move so freely for a variety of activities, but they also help keep your arms connected to the rest of your body.  This is all primarily done through the rotator cuff,

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6 Jan, 2021

Three common causes of pain on the outside of the wrist

When you think of wrist pain, you might think of carpal tunnel syndrome. While this is a common cause of chronic pain in the wrists, it’s not the only one that can affect you. If you have pain on the outside of your wrist or running along your pinky, it may be related to something

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5 Jan, 2021

How long does sciatica last?

Are you one of the many people who suffer from lower back pain that spreads into one of your legs? This is known as sciatica, and it can make it difficult to get through your daily activities or to simply relax.  Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve — a long nerve in your lower back

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4 Jan, 2021

How can I sleep with a stiff neck and shoulder?

Neck pain or shoulder pain affects you in many ways. It may be more difficult to change clothes, do household chores or drive a car. One way neck or shoulder pain might affect you that may be a surprise is sleeping comfortably. When you have a stiff neck and shoulder, it can be challenging to

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3 Jan, 2021

Should I be concerned about a loud pop in the knee followed by pain?

Did you hear a loud pop in your knee followed quickly afterward by pain? While it’s possible the popping and pain may be related to something else, these are the hallmark symptoms of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is one of the ligaments in each knee that helps stabilize the joint. A

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2 Jan, 2021

What are the best sleeping positions for sciatica?

Living with sciatica is challenging in many ways. The pain in your lower back and legs makes it difficult to move around to sit comfortably. It even affects your ability to get a good night’s sleep.  The burning, tingling sensation along the sciatic nerve is caused by irritation from pressure on the nerve. To get

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1 Jan, 2021

Why do I have pain in my neck and shoulder radiating down my arm?

Neck pain and shoulder pain are normal parts of life. It’s not unusual to have a sore neck or shoulder after a long day of physical work or sports activities. However, when you have pain in the neck and shoulder radiating down your arm, you might understandably be concerned. Pain in your neck and shoulder

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7 Dec, 2020

Why is there a crunching sound in my knee?

Do you hear or feel a crunching sensation in your knee when walking, running or jumping? An occasional crack of the knee might not be much to worry about, similar to popping the knuckles in your fingers. However, a constant crunching sound in your knee can be understandably concerning. You might hear crunching in your

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6 Dec, 2020

Why are my hips so stiff after sitting?

Do you always feel like your hips are stiff after sitting? Turns out, this is a pretty common experience. Sitting for a long time can affect your back, hips, knees and other parts of your body. Join us as we explore why your hips may be stiff after sitting, and find out how physical therapy

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5 Dec, 2020

Five tips for preventing carpal tunnel syndrome

When you think of wrist pain, one of the first phrases that comes to mind is carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain in the wrists. It’s especially common among those who use a computer for work, but it can affect anyone who uses their hands and wrists in

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