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Category Archives: Arthritis Pain

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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15 Mar, 2019

Motion is Lotion

By Kiara Holmes 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

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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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31 Dec, 2018

Bone on bone friction in the joints?

What is arthritis and who can get it? While arthritis may be very common, it is not always well understood.  Arthritis is actually not a single disease, but rather an informal way of referring to joint pain or inflammation.  One of the most prevalent types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, occurs as result of degenerative changes occurring

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14 Nov, 2018

Is grabbing and holding an object difficult because of joint pain?

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Arthritis; [ahr-thrahy-tis] – Noun – The condition your parents always said you would get in your hands if you crack your knuckles. While cracking your knuckles isn’t really a culprit for arthritis, I can tell you that NOT moving your joints will set you up for arthritis much faster. What is

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5 Nov, 2018

Joint stiffness making daily activities difficult

By Devin Wurman, DPT We’ve had many patients coming in and complaining about their joints being stiff and sore. That’s folks being treated for arthritis and patients coming here for something else. Temperature and humidity changes can certainly cause joint pain, a prime symptom of arthritis. So what exactly is arthritis? What happens with arthritis

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12 Oct, 2018

Weather changes making your joints stiff and achy?

By: Jessica Freedman, ATC What is arthritis and who can get it? While arthritis may be very common, it is not always well understood.  Arthritis is actually not a single disease, but rather an informal way of referring to joint pain or inflammation. One of the most prevalent types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, occurs as result

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14 Aug, 2018

Weather Causing Joint Stiffness to Flare Up

By Devin Wurman, DPT Prior to all the recent torrential downpours we’ve had, our summer was relatively dry. But with the humidity rising and falling and the temperature being up and down with the rain, another impact in addition to a soggy backyard is joint pain. We’ve had many patients coming in and complaining about

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