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12 Sep, 2022

Why does my lower back hurt when I bend over?

If your back hurts every time you bend over, life can get difficult. Bending over to tie your shoes or tidy up your bedroom become arduous tasks that can leave you in pain for the rest of the day. There are a number of things that can cause you back pain when bending over. Below,

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1 Sep, 2022

Why do I keep falling (and what can I do to stop)?

Falling can be very scary and very dangerous. Over 800,000 people are hospitalized every year for a fall-related injury, with many of them injuring their head or hips. It’s even scarier when you don’t know why it’s happening. Tripping as you step up the curb is one thing, but falls that seemingly happen for no

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15 Aug, 2022

3 things you’re doing during the day that can make your back pain worse at night

Up to 80% of adults in the U.S. will experience some type of back pain throughout the course of their lifetimes. Back pain is extremely common, yet in many cases, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of your pain exactly. Due to this, many people experience pain in their backs without understanding the

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1 Aug, 2022

What role can anxiety play in people developing chronic pain?

Research has shown that chronic pain and anxiety are frequently linked. Pain receptors in the brain alert the body of potential dangers and can trigger a “fight or flight” response. However, when the body’s pain receptors are continuously set off and, in turn, the fight-or-flight response also, a person can develop abnormal adaptations like chronic

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13 Jul, 2022

5 tips that can keep you out of sports physical therapy

People of all ages and skill levels enjoy playing sports, and for good reason. Participating in sports benefits both your physical health and your mental well-being and is also an important social activity for many people. Unfortunately, sports-related injuries happen every day and can put you on the sidelines before you know it. The CDC

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6 Jul, 2022

What can PT do for the hip pain I feel when sleeping on either side?

Approximately 50% of older adults report experiencing hip or knee pain at some point in their lifetimes. Hip pain can be extremely discouraging for those who experience it on a daily basis. It can interfere with daily activities and make it hard to stay active. It can also make it hard during your less active

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2 Jun, 2022

The 3 parts of your spinal anatomy that are likely behind your lower back pain

Lower back pain affects almost 8% of the population worldwide and also is the number one cause of disability in the world. Back pain is frustrating to deal with, especially if it interferes with the activities you partake in daily. It’s also notoriously difficult to pinpoint, making it harder than the average condition to successfully

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1 Jun, 2022

Everything you should know before signing up for dry needling near you

What exactly is dry needling? Dry needling is a technique that physical therapists use to help reduce pain in muscles that are stiff and sore. The therapist inserts a thin, stainless steel sterile needle directly into the sore muscle. The needle stimulates the muscle and encourages it to spasm, which helps to reduce tension and

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16 May, 2022

Wrist ligaments: How you might injure them and how PT can help you treat them

Ligaments are the fibrous connective tissue inside of your wrist that connect your bones to one another. They help your bones to move as well as help stabilize your joints. Our wrists and hands are made up of many small bones. As a result, there are many ligaments inside the hands that help us to

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2 May, 2022

4 steps you can take to make sleeping with shoulder pain easier

Few things are as important to your health and wellness than a good night’s sleep. Lack of quality sleep can contribute to a host of health problems, including fatigue, high blood pressure and reduced mental clarity. Neurological disorders such as anxiety and depression are also more common among adults who don’t get the recommended amount

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