Hip and Knee Pain

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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9 Apr, 2020

Three big reasons why it’s important to have physical therapy after hip replacement surgery

According to a CDC study, hip replacement surgery is an increasingly common procedure, with the rate almost doubling from 2000 to 2010 alone and not showing any signs of slowing down in the ensuing years. This procedure is so prevalent due to an aging population and the increase in conditions like arthritis and bursitis. While

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4 Mar, 2020

What it feels like to have arthritis in your hips and why you need treatment

Arthritis in the hips affects millions of people each year, so it’s understandable if you’re wondering whether your aches and pains could be a sign of this condition. Arthritis in the hips typically develops due to the natural breakdown of cartilage that causes increased bone-on-bone contact. This in turn leads to inflammation and a range

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7 Feb, 2020

Stiff knee pain when bending? Belle Chasse, LA, physical therapists can help

We put so much stress on our knees every day, it’s a small wonder that this area is so prone to issues like pain and stiffness. Whether it’s caused by a sports-related injury, arthritis or any other cause, having a stiff knee that is particularly painful when bending can quickly put you on the sidelines

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4 Dec, 2019

Is walking good for arthritis in the knee?

As we get older, we’re all prone to increasing aches, pains and stiffness. This is because with time, our bodies begin to lose water content, which makes our muscles and connective tissue less elastic. It also makes the protective cartilage that allows for smooth joint motion more brittle, leading to increased bone-on-bone contact and inflammation.

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5 Nov, 2019

Avoid these three exercises if you have hip pain

For patients who are dealing with hip pain, it’s important to understand that exercise is your friend. No matter if you have arthritis, bursitis or a strained hip flexor, performing the right exercises can help stabilize and improve range of motion for this all-important joint. With the guidance of a qualified physical therapist, following through

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2 Nov, 2019

Here’s what can happen if you don’t do physical therapy after having knee surgery

Next to the procedure itself, the recovery process from knee surgery is one of the most important parts of your treatment journey. Any procedure requires some degree of tissue disruption and an incision, both of which require healing. Additionally, patients who have been hobbled with knee pain for a long period of time often need

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5 Oct, 2019

Hip pain exercises to try and hip pain exercises to avoid

You’ve probably read it online or heard it from your doctor: If you have hip pain, you should exercise. Exercising improves the strength and flexibility of the muscles, ligaments and tendons in and around your hips. This helps improve your body’s structural support for the hips and improves their range of motion. However, it can

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5 Sep, 2019

What to do about hip pain that occurs while sleeping on either side

While hip pain on one side is more common, especially when caused by injury, it is not unheard of for hip pain to develop on both sides. Known as bilateral hip pain, potential causes can include arthritis and bursitis, among others. A common indicator of this issue is disrupted sleep and hip pain that persists

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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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