Physical Therapy

4 Safety Tips for the Weekend Warrior

weekend warrior

Weekend warrior (noun):  a person who participates in an activity only in their spare time. Every day, approximately 10,000 Americans visit the emergency room for sports or exercise-related injuries.  If you are a weekend warrior, it’s important to remember your body can’t go from inactive mode to weekend warrior mode in[…]

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3 Go-To Golfer’s Elbow Stretches

golfer's elbow stretches

One way to really damper your weekend golf plans is a good case of golfer’s elbow—medically known as medial epicondylitis.  Although commonly referred to as golfer’s elbow, you don’t have to be a golfer to be afflicted by this condition. Golfer’s elbow is caused by inflammation and pain on the[…]

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Target Tendonitis

tendonitis

The definition of tendonitis is:  an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Your tendons are essential for proper joint function—so when they become injured or inflamed, joint movement becomes impaired and you may experience symptoms such as pain and swelling. Tendonitis can strike[…]

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The Low Down on Lower Back Pain

lower back pain

Do you suffer from lower back pain?  You’re not alone.  About 80% of adults in the U.S. will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes.  Lower back pain affects millions of Americans every year and is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle or heavy use.  Whether you’re[…]

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6 Tips to Prevent Knee Pain

knee pain

We don’t give our knees enough credit.  Your knees provide stable support for the body and allow the legs to bend and straighten.  You need your knees to stand, walk, run, jump and turn.  According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, approximately 100 million Americans suffer from[…]

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So Long Sciatica Pain

sciatica

Sciatica is leg pain caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. The pain starts in the nerve roots found on either side of the lower spine, then they radiate through the sciatic nerve.  The sciatic nerve runs the length of each leg from the buttock down to the[…]

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Understanding Osteoarthritis

osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain.  Osteoarthritis affects over 25 million people in the United States and can occur in any joint, but the most commonly affected areas are the joints of the fingers, base of the thumbs, hips, knees, neck, big toes and lower back. […]

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