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Category Archives: Arthritis Pain

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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4 Jun, 2018

Does Running Cause Arthritis?

As the weather warms up, you’re likely to spend more time outside walking, running, hiking and doing your other favorite outdoor activities. The concept of running seems easy. You put on a pair of sneakers, head outside and begin your journey. However, there are a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings about the sport that I

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26 Mar, 2018

Top 5 Questions About Running

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA As the weather warms up, you’re likely to spend more time outside walking, running, hiking and doing your other favorite outdoor activities. The concept of running seems easy. You put on a pair of sneakers, head outside and begin your journey. However, there are a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings about

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23 Jan, 2018

Feeling Off Balance?

By Devin Wurman, DPT Feeling off balance? Why? What causes us to have difficulty keeping our balance whether we’re over 65 or in our teens? We have three systems that all work together so we have good balance. We have our balance organ, which is our vestibular system in the inner ear. We have our

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13 Dec, 2017

What is Arthritis and How to Manage It

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that occurs overtime. As we use our joints throughout our lifetime, we get a lot of wear and tear on them. Overtime, this causes the cartilage or the cushioning between the joints, to rub and wear down. Arthritis is that wearing

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13 Nov, 2017

Three Common Hip Problems and How PT Can Help

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Hip problems make daily activities like simply walking difficult and painful. When you talk to your physical therapist or doctor about your hip pain, it’s important to be able to describe exactly where your pain is located. This helps confirm that your hip is actually the problem. It’s not uncommon for

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28 Sep, 2017

Three Common Knee Problems and What Physical Therapy Can Do

By Devin Wurman, DPT Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries that we see in physical therapy, whether it’s due to a sports-related injury or due to degenerative changes that occur as we age.  Some of the most common knee injuries include: Sprains and strains Osteoarthritis Ligament injuries Meniscus injuries All of these

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