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Should nerve pain after Achilles tendon surgery worry you?

March 3rd, 2023

Feeling nerve pain following an Achilles tendon surgery does happen. But, physical therapists can help you address and manage nerve pain successfully if you do develop it following surgery. Achilles tendon surgery is a...

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Can you elevate an injury too much?

Cervicogenic Headache Treatment
February 19th, 2023

Yes, it is possible to elevate an injury too much. Elevation is a technique commonly used to treat many musculoskeletal injuries ranging from foot fractures to tendinitis in your knees. Elevating injuries in your...

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How long can it take for herniated lumbar discs to heal without surgery?

How Long for Herniated Disc to Heal Without Surgery
February 10th, 2023

Up to 20 in every 1,000 U.S. adults suffer from herniated lumbar discs every year, and it generally takes up to six weeks for herniated lumbar discs to recover. Lumbar discs refer to the...

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3 potential causes of shoulder pain when moving your arm across your body

Shoulder pain when moving arm across body
February 5th, 2023

We rely on our shoulders for a wide range of movements that we often take for granted. For example, whether you’re reaching over to grab an object on your desk or passing an object...

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Is it OK to walk on a sprained ankle?

Is It OK to Walk on a Sprained Ankle
February 1st, 2023

If you’ve just sprained your ankle, you might be wondering if it’s OK to walk on it. The answer that most medical professionals may give you is no. In fact, most experts suggest that...

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Why does my lower back hurt when I bend over?

why does my lower back hurt when i bend ove
September 12th, 2022

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...

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

why do i keep falling
September 1st, 2022

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...

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

Back Pain Worse at Night
August 15th, 2022

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...

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What role can anxiety play in people developing chronic pain?

Anxiety Chronic Pain
August 1st, 2022

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...

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5 tips that can keep you out of sports physical therapy

Sports Physical Therapy
July 13th, 2022

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...

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