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Consider The Mixed Evidence On Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate

Osteoarthritis affects up to 31 million Americans, making it one of the most common conditions in the nation. The resulting joint pain can be devastating for these individuals, and the longer osteoarthritis progresses, the greater the disability becomes.
June 22, 2021
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Physical Therapy Is The Best Way To Address Shoulder Pain

As we explained in our last newsletter, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk for shoulder pain, but even if you follow these measures to a T, pain may still develop for reasons that are partially out of your control. If you do begin no
June 15, 2021
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Our Top 4 Tips For Preventing Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be an extremely bothersome issue to deal with. Although you may not realize it, you use your shoulder on a frequent basis throughout most days, since it permits many of the movements that involves your arms. So if a problem arises that l
June 8, 2021
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Answering Common Questions To Understand Painful Shoulder Conditions

The shoulder doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. As the only major joint that can rotate a full 360°, the shoulder is the most mobile and flexible joint in the body, and this flexibility allows you do things like throw a baseball, reach for
June 1, 2021
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A Physical Therapist Can Help You Overcome Exercising Barriers

As we discussed in our first newsletter this month, most people are aware that exercise is good for you and is recommended for achieving and maintaining optimal health. Yet still, a significant portion of the population doesn’t do it. We mentioned in th
May 25, 2021
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The Best Diet For You Is The One You Can Stick With

Dieting can be overwhelming. With new research constantly emerging, new diets seemingly popping up every week, and experts regularly claiming to have discovered the magic bullet to weight loss or nutrition, it’s difficult to even keep track of what’s
May 18, 2021
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You Have Questions About HIIT And MICT And We Have Answers

In our last newsletter, we explored a few of the many health benefits associated with regular physical activity and discussed two popular approaches to exercise that are worth considering: high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity c
May 11, 2021
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Exercise Can Improve Your Health In Less Time Than You Think

If there’s anything the public knows about exercise, it’s simple: doing it is good for you. This association is undoubtedly common knowledge by this point, but what many people may not fully understand is just how far these benefits go. Research conti
May 4, 2021
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Seeing A Physical Therapist Early Can Help With Long-Term Success

In our last three newsletters, we’ve looked into the most common causes of low back pain and offered some tips on what to do if and when it strikes. Taking these steps and making other smart lifestyle changes—like moving more, sitting less, and improv
April 27, 2021
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Following A Plant-Based Diet Could Help Alleviate Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is more complex than it might appear on the surface. Many conditions can be responsible—as we discussed in our first newsletter—and there are also numerous potential factors that could play a role in the development of pain, some of whic
April 20, 2021
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Performing This Exercise Can Strengthen The Back And Alleviate Pain

If you have low back pain, you’re far from alone. Tens of millions of Americans are affected by it, with some only being bothered occasionally and others burdened on a nearly constant basis. Regardless of where you fall along this spectrum, there’s a
April 13, 2021
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Diagnosis For Back Pain is Not Important, But Addressing It Is

Few conditions can compete with back pain when it comes to prevalence. As one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor, about 25% of Americans have dealt with low back pain in just the past three months, and up to 80% of the population will encoun
April 6, 2021
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An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Provide Wide-Reaching Health Benefits

Inflammation is one of the body's greatest weapons. When a foreign substance enters your body—through an infection, injury, or some other cause—the immune system kicks into action and sends out inflammatory cells that are capable of containing
March 22, 2021
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A Physical Therapist Can Help You Down The Fastest Route To Recovery

In our first post, we discussed three of the most common conditions that occur in the lower leg and answered some frequently asked questions about these issues. Next, we walked you through three key exercises that you can perform on your own to alle
March 16, 2021
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Three Key Stretches to Address Your Lower Extremity Pain

Lower extremity issues like shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis are fairly common, particularly in individuals who are physically active. The gradual development of pain and resulting physical limitations often take a toll
March 9, 2021
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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, 2021
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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, 2021
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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, 2021
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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, 2021
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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, 2021
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