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Category Archives: Aches and Pains

3 Feb, 2021

Herniated and Bulging Discs: Symptoms to Look For

Radiating pain, numbness or tingling is a possible indicator that one or more of your nerves may be irritated by a bulging or herniated disc. What are Discs and What do They do? The bones in our spine are called vertebrae and in-between the vertebrae are our discs, these discs act as shock absorbers. These

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10 Dec, 2020

Lower Back Problems: A Common Complaint

Lower back problems are one of the most common complaints we encounter in physical therapy. The majority of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. The back pain they experience may only last a short time or it could linger for months. Back pain affects men and women equally and can

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24 Aug, 2020

Knees Hurting When You Get Up Off the Floor?

Getting onto and off the floor forces us to put our knees in a bent position and put significant force through the joint. It also requires good leg and hip strength to be able to push yourself up into a standing position again from the floor. There are a few common knee problems that can

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21 Aug, 2020

Putting a Spring Back in Our Step

If you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active and put a spring back in your step. Change How You Sit A lot of aches and pains relate to how we use

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23 Jul, 2020

Creaky and Stiff Joints Got You Down?

As we get older or the more active or reversely inactive we may be we all start to notice; creaky joints, joint pain, and stiffness at some point in our lives. These symptoms affect all joints however most particularly the knees because of their weight bearing function. Maybe you have become more inactive recently just

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22 Jul, 2020

Signs & Symptoms of Strained Muscles

What is a “pulled” muscle? The medical terminology for “pulled” muscle, is a strained muscle. The strain occurs when fibers of the muscles are torn. There are different degrees of a strain that directly correlate with how many fibers of the muscle are torn.  Grade 1 strain: mild damage to tissues; less than 5% of

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22 Jun, 2020

Our Heel; The Part of Our Foot We Forget

The heel, also known as the calcaneus, is located on the bottom of the foot directly below the ankle joint. The heel bone has many muscles and ligaments attached to it. When injuries or irritation occur to the attached muscles or ligaments, it can create pain in the heel. This pain can lead to many

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15 Jun, 2020

Grading a Muscle Strain

A muscle strain is a very common injury to muscle tissue that is often caused by overuse/fatigue or excessive tension put on the muscle.  What is actually happening in a muscle strain? When you strain a muscle, you are essentially overloading the muscle cells capability to provide the force necessary to perform a certain movement.

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26 May, 2020

These Musculoskeletal Injuries

Ankle sprains are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, with approximately 25,000 people spraining their ankle every day (1). An ankle sprain occurs usually when the ankle is forced into an extremely inverted or everted position, meaning rolling in or out respectively; rolling your ankle inwards being the most common type of sprain.  How

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7 May, 2020

Difference Between Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis

Have you ever woken up one morning and had pain on the outside of your hip? I’m sure you went online to try to figure out what was causing the pain and have seen a lot about “bursitis” or “tendonitis.”  Well, which one is it? Let’s start at the beginning! A tendon is the attachment

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