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7 Jun, 2020

When is post-surgical pain the worst and what can I do about it?

Surgery is often necessary to repair serious injuries or treat end-stage osteoarthritis. However, it’s natural to be apprehensive about having surgery. In particular, you might wonder when post-surgical pain is likely to be the worst and what you can do about it.  When is post-surgical pain the worst?  Knowing exactly when post-surgical pain will be

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6 Jun, 2020

When back pain is serious and what you can do about it

There are far too many people that live the story of back pain every day. The ache when walking the dog. The inability to work through the entire day without pain. These are just a few issues that so many people are all too familiar with.  In a way, this familiarity makes a good deal

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5 Jun, 2020

Two exercises that can improve your balance and gait

The way you move your legs, or gait, is vital to many of your normal daily activities. Having the ability to balance yourself while you move is also critical. Mastering these skills allows you to play sports that you love. They allow you to walk your dog without a fear of falling.  As we age,

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4 Jun, 2020

Understanding the connection between neck pain and headaches in the back of the head

It rarely fails. You feel pain in your neck, and after a while, you also develop a headache in the back of your head. It’s not a coincidence that these two issues occur together. In fact, both are common issues.  Researchers estimate that about 50% of people experience headaches in any given year. Neck pain

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3 Jun, 2020

Why do I always have a stiff neck from sleeping?

It hardly ever fails. You wake up in the morning, and your neck is stiff and painful. Usually, the symptoms fade during the day — but you know that they’ll be back the next morning.  This scenario is far too common. However, you aren’t alone in having to deal with a stiff neck from sleeping.

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2 Jun, 2020

Two exercises that can help prevent wrist pain

Most people don’t worry too much about developing wrist pain. However, there are some people who should worry about it — especially those who enjoy playing sports or have a physically demanding job.  Researchers from one study found that on average, 24% of athletes and workers with physically demanding jobs develop wrist pain in the

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1 Jun, 2020

Tips to make living easier when you have arthritis in the knees

Pain in your knees when you first wake up. Pain when you move too much or too little. Difficulty walking your dog or playing with your grandkids. All these issues can make living with knee arthritis difficult.  Living with this issue can be isolating, but you should keep in mind that you’re not alone. In

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3 May, 2020

How can I stop muscle spasms in my back?

Muscles spasms in the back are typically caused by muscle fatigue due to overuse, injury or poor posture. Consider the times when you experience back spasms — is it shortly after a workout or after you’ve been sitting at your desk for several hours? You may be exhausting your back muscles and causing involuntary muscle

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2 May, 2020

What to expect from your first PT telemedicine appointment

PT telemedicine is a type of physical therapy appointment that can be done virtually. Through a secured platform designed for physical therapy, you can connect to a certified physical therapist who will guide you through your program from the comfort of your own home.  There are several reasons why you might choose a PT telemedicine

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1 May, 2020

Two benefits of virtual physical therapy

Virtual physical therapy allows patients to connect to their physical therapist through videoconference in order to complete a guided physical therapy session. There are several benefits to a virtual physical therapy session, even outside of our current social distancing situation. Whether you are unable to come into the clinic due to transportation issues or illness,

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