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Understanding Your Neck Pain Can Help You Get The Care You Need

August 2, 2022
Most of us can recall one or more occasions when the day got off to a rough start because of a stiff neck. This can be explained by the fact that neck pain ranks among the most common types of pain you can get. Statistics vary on just how many people en…


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Physical Therapy Is An Effective Solution For Tennis Elbow

July 26, 2022
Tennis is a great form of physical activity that works out many parts of the body due to its demanding dynamics, but just like every other sport, it also comes with a risk for injury. The most common injury in the sport is called lateral epicondylitis, wh…


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Physical Therapy & Surgery Lead To Similar Outcomes For Carpal Tunnel

July 19, 2022
The carpal tunnel is a space at the base of the palm that contains several tendons and the median nerve, which provides sensation to most of our fingers. If these tendons and soft tissue thicken or any other swelling occurs in the area, the tunnel narrows…


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Top 3 Exercises To Reduce Your Risk for Wrist And Elbow Pain

July 12, 2022
Most people don’t realize just how much they rely on their wrists and elbows to function properly until a problem arises. This is often the case for anyone with wrist or elbow pain, which can cause daily life to become a series of obstacles to overcome, o…


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Understanding Causes Of Wrist And Elbow Pain, And When To Get Help

July 5, 2022
In a typical day, you use your hands, wrists, and elbows extremely frequently. From vigorously brushing your teeth in the morning to switching the lights off before bed and during most other actions in between, these joints are very often in a state of mo…


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Several Exercises To Help Patients With Frozen Shoulder

June 28, 2022
One of the few common shoulder diagnoses that does not directly involve the rotator cuff is adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. This condition occurs when scar tissue forms within the shoulder, causing the shoulder capsule to thicken and tighten arou…


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Physical Therapy May Have Same Outcomes For Shoulder Pain as Surgery

June 21, 2022
As we discussed in our first newsletter, nearly 85% of shoulder conditions involve the rotator cuff, and among the most common of these is shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). SIS results from the rotator cuff tendons becoming compressed—or “impinged”—as …


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Our Top 3 Exercises To Reduce Your Risk for Shoulder Pain

June 13, 2022
Shoulder pain can be an extremely bothersome issue in your life. Although you may not realize it, you use your shoulder on a frequent basis every day, since it permits many of the movements that involve your arms. Therefore, if a problem arises that leads…


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Physical Therapy Is Your Best Bet For Most Causes Of Shoulder Pain

June 7, 2022
Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint. Up to 26% of the population is currently affected by it, and it ranks third—behind back pain and knee pain—in musculoskeletal conditions that lead people to consult their doctor. About 1% of the population v…


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Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Lead To Chronic Neck Pain

May 24, 2022
Myofascial pain syndrome and dysfunction of the muscles that support the upper spine and shoulders can lead to a variety of symptoms in these regions, including neck pain. The reasons neck pain develops are complex and often difficult to pinpoint, but res…


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Hands-On Techniques Can Help Patients With Myofascial Pain Syndrome

May 17, 2022
As we’ve explained, myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, with up to 85% of the population likely to be affected by it at some point. If symptoms arise—which are most likely to be noticed in the mid-to-upper spine—…


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Combined Exercise Program Benefits Patients With Chronic Neck Pain

May 10, 2022
As we explained in our last newsletter, myofascial pain syndrome is a common condition that can affect any muscle in the body, but the muscles of the upper back, neck, and shoulder are most likely to be involved. The deep, aching pain and stiffness that r…


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Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Be A Common Cause of Upper Back Issues

May 3, 2022
The spine is possibly the most problematic area of the body. From the base of the spine up to the upper back and neck, there are various ways in which pain can manifest and produce disability. Although pain is most common in the lower back, several issues…


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Physical Therapy Leads To Both Direct & Indirect Benefits

April 26, 2022
In our last post, we summarized a meta-analysis that investigated the use of spinal manipulation and found ample evidence from numerous studies that it was effective for chronic low back pain. But spinal manipulation is just one of many interventions that…


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Hands-On Therapy Technique Is Just As Effective For Low Back Pain

April 19, 2022
As we explained in our first newsletter, physical therapy is strongly recommended as one of the best treatments for most causes of low back pain, and there’s an abundance of research showing that it leads to a variety of improvements. One intervention phy…


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Our Top 4 Exercises For Low Back Pain

April 12, 2022
If you have low back pain, you’re far from alone. Tens of millions of Americans are affected by it, some of which are only bothered by it occasionally and others who are burdened on a nearly constant basis. Regardless of where you fall along this spectrum…


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Most Back Pain Can Be Treated By A Physical Therapist

April 5, 2022
Low back pain is incredibly common. Nearly one-half of all working Americans notice painful symptoms in the lower back at least once each year, and roughly 31 million individuals are affected by it at any given point in time. Thus, low back pain is essent…


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Physical Therapy Can Give Patients Better Results After Surgery

March 22, 2022
Physical therapy frequently produces notable and lasting improvements that allow patients to lead more mobile lives and participate in activities that they were once unable to complete. As such, it can also help reduce the need for opioids and other pain …


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Physical Therapy Can Reduce Medications For Hip Osteoarthritis

March 15, 2022
As we discussed in our first newsletter, physical therapy is the best option available for the vast majority of hip pain cases because it empowers patients to regain their lost abilities with their own targeted movements. There’s also large and growing bo…


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These 4 Simple Exercises Will Lower Your Risk For Hip Pain

March 8, 2022
As we saw in our last newsletter, several conditions can develop in the hip and can go on to cause pain and dysfunction. These problems can strike at any age, but are more likely to develop later in life and in females, with the highest incidence of hip p…