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8 Jan, 2020

Spinal stenosis exercises to help elderly patients in Belle Chasse, LA

The term “spinal stenosis” refers to narrowing in the spine. Over time, degenerative changes to the spinal anatomy can cause the already tight nerve passages to constrict, resulting in symptoms that include pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness both locally and in the extremities. Since one of the largest contributing factors to spinal stenosis is

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7 Jan, 2020

Four tips for living with arthritis in the back to help Gretna, LA, patients find relief

Arthritis can affect nearly any joint in our body, including the large number of joints found in the spine. To allow for basic flexibility and movement, the individual vertebrae in the spine are connected by sets of facet joints. Due to the tremendous stress we place on our spines every day, combined with age-related changes,

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6 Jan, 2020

Treatment can affect how long a stiff neck lasts

If you’re dealing with a stiff neck that is disrupting your normal activity level and are looking for lasting relief to get you back to a better quality of life, physical therapy can help. Neck stiffness, often accompanied by pain and limited range of motion, can have a number of causes including injury and progressive

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5 Jan, 2020

Three types of exercises to prevent tennis elbow

Like any other injury, there is no way to completely prevent tennis elbow. Even if you’ve never played a match of tennis in your life, this condition can still occur due to any repetitive motion that is performed with the elbow. In fact, tennis elbow is very common among physical jobs, including carpenters, plumbers and

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4 Jan, 2020

What does vertigo feel like? Four common symptoms

We’ve all heard the term; maybe you’ve even seen it as a punchline on your favorite TV show, but vertigo is a very real condition that can seriously diminish your quality of life and functioning. If you’ve been experiencing dizzy spells and some difficulty balancing, you may be wondering whether vertigo is the cause. As

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3 Jan, 2020

Knee pain when walking up stairs? Physical therapy can help

Persistent knee pain can have a disruptive effect on your quality of life. Basic activities like getting up out of a chair or climbing stairs can become difficult or even impossible. It can even lead to some perplexing situations, such as knee pain when climbing up stairs but not when going down. Specific symptoms can

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2 Jan, 2020

Balance exercises for the elderly — three ways a physical therapist can make it fun

It’s just a fact of life that as we get older, many of our physical capabilities start to decline. While there’s no way for any of us to turn back the clock, it is possible to slow down the process by taking a proactive role in our health and wellness. A perfect example is to

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1 Jan, 2020

Make the most of your health care plan this holiday season

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time for good cheer and great food with friends and family. It also means that your time to spend the remaining funds in your flexible spending account (FSA) is nearing its end. Not familiar with your FSA? It’s an account that many employers contribute

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7 Dec, 2019

Belle Chasse, LA, patients — how to sleep with a stiff neck and shoulder

If you’re dealing with neck and shoulder stiffness that is interfering with your sleep, chances are you’ve tried any number of methods to get some rest at night. From a hot shower to a memory foam mattress to sleeping pills, if pain and stiffness are keeping you awake, it can be easy to become frustrated

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6 Dec, 2019

Shortening your recovery time for a sprained ankle — help for patients in Gretna, LA

Whether you twisted it while jogging or rolled it on the basketball court, a sprained ankle can take you out of action quickly — and keep you there. Often, people who are recovering from a sprained ankle are among the very active, or worse, they work physical jobs that require standing and moving. In these

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