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Many Common Painful Conditions Of The Lower Leg Are Related To Overuse

The lower portion of your body is tougher than you might realize. Your lower leg, ankles, and feet have the tall task of bearing the brunt of your entire bodyweight any time you perform an activity that involves standing. So it’s easy to see that these …
March 2, 2021Read More

For Lingering Myofascial Pain, Physical Therapy is Your Best Bet

Myofascial pain syndrome is often a nagging problem that has the potential to impair one’s mobility and degrade quality of life. While strategies like improving your posture can reduce the chances of developing myofascial pain and at-home prevention mea…
February 22, 2021Read More

Four of the Best Exercises to Alleviate Myofascial Pain

As we’ve explained in this newsletter series, 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 region have a particularly high risk of being involved. The deep, …
February 16, 2021Read More

Improve Your Posture to Reduce Your Risk for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

In our last post, we explained that although it’s not completely clear what causes myofascial pain syndrome, several factors have been identified that likely contribute to its development. One risk factor that’s worthy of our attention is the use of p…
February 9, 2021Read More

Myofascial Pain Syndrome as a Common Cause of Upper Back Issues

The spine is one of the biggest problem areas of the body. Pain occurs frequently from the lower back up through the upper spine, neck, and shoulders, often leading to some degree of impairment in the process. In the middle and upper regions of the spine,…
February 2, 2021Read More

Seeing a physical therapist can reduce the odds of having surgery

Over the last few posts, we’ve looked at a few of the most common knee conditions and offered some tips to help if you’re dealing with one of these problems or to reduce your risk. While these solutions are often effective for alleviating pain and imp…
January 25, 2021Read More

Assistive devices can help with mobility when pain is slowing you down

As we showed you in our last post, knee pain is extremely common in the general population, and it can manifest through a number of conditions. If you’re personally dealing with knee pain right now, you may also be seeking out solutions that will allow …
January 19, 2021Read More

Frequently asked questions about 3 of the most common knee conditions

The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. It primarily joins the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), but also includes the kneecap (patella) and fibula in the lower leg. These bones and the muscles that surround them a…
January 12, 2021Read More

Proper hydration & nutrition can help prevent ski injuries

Skiing is a great form of exercise that works out many parts of the body while allowing you to experience the outdoors during the colder parts of the year. There are many steps to ensuring a successful day—and season—on the slopes, including the use o…
January 5, 2021Read More

For jaw pain, physical therapy is always your best bet.

For persistent or severe TMD symptoms, a more systematic intervention will likely be needed. Numerous treatment options are available for TMDs that range widely in terms of cost and intensity, but there is a general principle that should be applied when d…
December 22, 2020Read More

Try these 5 DIY remedies if you’re dealing with pesky jaw pain

We often taken certain parts of our body for granted until something goes wrong. This is particularly true for the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which allows the jaw to move up and down, from side to side, and in and out. You use your TMJ every time you …
December 15, 2020Read More

The 6 best strategies to reduce your risk for jaw problems

There are 22 bones in the face and head, but the lower jawbone—or mandible—is the only one of these that can move. The mandible connects to the temporal bone of the skull at two points just in front of each ear through the temporomandibular joint (TMJ…
December 8, 2020Read More

Jaw pain and headaches could prove to be an inconvenient combination

Although you’re more likely to hear about pain occurring in certain parts of the body—like the knees, shoulders, and spine—the reality is that it can strike just about anywhere. The jaw is one region that doesn’t generally get much attention, but …
December 1, 2020Read More

Why physical therapy should be your first choice for neck pain

Some of the most common causes of neck pain include sleeping on your neck wrong, sitting or standing for prolonged periods with bad posture—especially from leaning over too much, performing repetitive movements, and carrying a heavy backpack, purse, or …
November 24, 2020Read More

Neck pain relief is within your reach

As we mentioned in our first newsletter, about 10—20% of Americans are affected by neck pain at any given time. If you happen to be part of this population and are dealing with neck pain right now, you may be wondering what you can do to alleviate it.…
November 17, 2020Read More

To reduce your risk for neck pain, be mindful of your positioning

Although you may not pay it all that much attention, the neck has a pretty crucial job to perform. It provides support for the head and allows movement in a variety of directions so you can better see and navigate the world around you. But as we discussed…
November 10, 2020Read More

Neck pain can strike for different reasons at any stage of life

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 enco…
November 3, 2020Read More

Routine X-rays of the spine do not improve outcomes for patients.

As we discussed in our second newsletter this month, diagnostic tests like X-rays should only be performed when a red flag is detected, meaning that the healthcare professional notices signs of a potentially serious underlying condition during the initial…
September 29, 2020Read More

The downsides of overusing diagnostic tests

As we explained in our last newsletter, diagnostic imaging tests can be a vital tool that helps doctors more clearly understand what’s happening in the body in order to reach or confirm a diagnosis. But simply because these tests are helpful does not me…
September 8, 2020Read More

What is diagnostic imaging testing and when is it needed?

When dealing with pain issues of any sort, doctors have a number of tools at their disposal to help determine the cause and what needs to be done to address it. A thorough physical examination that involves a variety of objective and subjective assessment…
September 1, 2020Read More
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