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Category Archives: Arthritis Pain

10 Jul, 2019

Your Knee and Arthritis

Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that occurs overtime. Our joints wear down over our lifetime, and the cartilage or cushioning layer on our bones disappears. When this layer is gone your bones begin to rub other bones. What you might not realize is that knee arthritis specifically, impacts every age group. Knee Arthritis Symptoms:

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6 Jul, 2019

Motion is Lotion

Your parents have probably told you a thousand times, “If you crack your knuckles, you’ll get arthritis.” Well guess what, this isn’t true! Cracking your knuckles isn’t really the main culprit (or culprit at all) for arthritis, I can tell you that NOT moving your joints will get you there much faster. So what is Arthritis

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29 Jun, 2019

How Much “Wiggle” is in Your Joints?

Joint mobility is the amount of movement that occurs within a single joint. This is not just how high you can raise your arm or how far you can bend your knee, it also is how much or how little “wiggle” there is within a joint. This “wiggle” is known as mild, moderate, or severe,

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9 Jun, 2019

Grab Your Arthritis by the Horns and take Control of your Life

Are you tired of joint stiffness and joint pain dictating the activities you are able to do? Although there is no cure for arthritis, as it is a degenerative disease, there are ways you can manage the pain and also increase your activity level.  Osteoarthritis involves the degeneration of the joints, more specifically the cartilage

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10 May, 2019

Arthritis: Maintain Your Independence

Arthritis can prevent you from being able to reach in your overhead cabinets, take a walk with a friend or your dog, go up and down stairs, and participate in your favorite physical activities or hobbies such as dance or golf. You’ve probably been out somewhere and had a friend or family member say that

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1 May, 2019

Shoulder Discomfort Effecting Your Sleep?

The shoulder is a common region in which people complain of pain and discomfort. Shoulder discomfort and pain can commonly affect your ability to get a good nights’ sleep, carry groceries, shower, wash clothes, reach into overhead cabinets, and to tuck in your shirt. Don’t let your shoulder discomfort and pain limit you from these

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3 Apr, 2019

Loosen up those stiff joints

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT At some point or another in life we experience joint stiffness. What actually is “joint stiffness?” It is a situation in the body where we feel tightness in the parts of our body that bend, like the elbows, wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, neck, lower back, and ankles. Below are some

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3 Apr, 2019

Tired of joint stiffness and arthritis dictating activities?

Arthritis is a common reason people seek physical therapy because, quite frankly, they get tired of joint stiffness and joint pain dictating what activities they are able to do. While there is no cure for arthritis as it is a degenerative disease, there are ways you can manage the pain and also increase your activity

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13 Feb, 2019

How to Take Control of Arthritis and Keep it From Progressing

By: Devin Wurman, DPT You’ve probably been out somewhere and had a friend or family member say that they were stiff, or even heard them predict the weather because of how they were feeling.  It’s pretty common from middle age and on to have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis involves the degeneration of the joints,

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30 Jan, 2019

Is Joint Stiffness a Sign to Take Action?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Joint stiffness is one of the most common complaints we get at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Whether you just wake up with stiffness or it is persistent throughout the day it may be a sign that you should seek help. Common Causes of Joint Stiffness: Immobility Capsular tightness inflammation/swelling Post surgical

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