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21 Aug, 2019

Three factors that impact backpack safety

It’s that time of year again. You’re counting the days until your child heads back to school. However, before you put them on the bus, you’ll need to make sure they have everything they need for school, and this may include making sure they have the safest possible backpack. Here are three factors you should

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7 Aug, 2019

Relief for patients in Belle Chasse, LA, experiencing hip pain while walking up stairs

Hip pain can have a number of causes, including injury, fracture and arthritis, but they can all affect our ability to accomplish everyday tasks and have a normal activity level. One activity that many people with a hip condition complain about is pain while walking up the stairs. Climbing up and down stairs increases the

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6 Aug, 2019

What patients in Gretna, LA, can do for carpal tunnel pain

If you’re being affected by carpal tunnel syndrome, you know what a negative impact it can have on your productivity at work and at home. It can even have a larger impact on your quality of life, taking you away from favorite hobbies and making it harder to enjoy time with loved ones.  Carpal tunnel

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5 Aug, 2019

Can walking on a sprained ankle make it worse?

Yes. That’s the very short answer. According to the National Association of Athletic Trainers, ankle injuries, including sprains, are very often undertreated. Ignoring treatment, including excessive movement of the ankle through unnecessary walking, leads to a greater risk of worsening the injury. In turn, this can prolong pain and cause problems in other areas of

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4 Aug, 2019

Four potential causes of knee pain when walking down stairs

Climbing up and down stairs is something we all have to do, but it puts a lot of stress on the knees. While you might think that going up stairs would be a likely time for a flare-up of knee pain, and you’d be right, going down the stairs actually puts a slightly larger amount

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3 Aug, 2019

What to do for neck pain — see a physical therapist

Neck pain can be a minor inconvenience for some, but for others it can be a crippling condition that interferes with nearly every part of daily life. The pain and limited mobility can make it difficult to drive a car, get a good night’s sleep, perform basic tasks at work or stay physically active.  If

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2 Aug, 2019

Three ways that exercises help to avoid tennis elbow

Whether you develop it from actually playing tennis, or due to similar arm movements from activities like painting or plumbing, tennis elbow can be a painful and frustrating condition to deal with. If you’ve had this injury in the past and worked to recover from it, then it is highly likely that avoiding reinjury is

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1 Aug, 2019

Living with rheumatoid arthritis — physical therapy can help you manage symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis causes persistent joint pain and stiffness that can have a serious impact on your quality of life. While it is not a curable condition, rheumatoid arthritis can be a manageable one. By taking a proactive role in your treatment and making healthy lifestyle choices, you can enjoy a normal activity level and a

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2 Jul, 2019

Two common questions about jaw popping

The jaw is connected to the skull by a hinge joint, and this joint is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In addition to allowing your jaws to open and close, the TMJ also permits the jaw to move forward and backward. The movement of your TMJ is vital for common activities like chewing, and it’s

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1 Jul, 2019

Two frequently asked questions about ankle sprain recovery

A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that more than 628,000 ankle sprains occurred annually between 2002 and 2006. If you’ve recently sprained your ankle, this means you are definitely not alone. A physical therapist can help you treat an ankle sprain, but you may have questions about your recovery. Keep

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