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Category Archives: Joint Pain

13 Jan, 2021

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is considered a diagnosis of exclusion for anterior knee pain (pain in the front of your knee or around your kneecap).  Structurally, there is no specific tissue that is seriously damaged.  Despite its seemingly vague description, this diagnosis is commonly the answer given.  Let’s dive into what it means! What is the

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11 Nov, 2020

Sore Hip & Getting Relief

What is hip pain? The hip is comprised of the acetabulum- a ring shaped surface, and the head of the femur- a ball shaped structure. It’s where the leg attaches to the trunk.  The hip has the functional ability to rotate out (external rotation), rotate in (internal rotation), move forward(flexion), move backward (extension), move toward

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11 Sep, 2020

Bone Health and Fitness by Walking

Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. It is one of the easiest ways to get a workout and it offers many physical and mental health benefits. So, lace up your shoes and go for a walk. Bones and Muscles Strength Walking is a low impact exercise, which means that it

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11 Aug, 2020

Stay Active with These Low Impact Activities

Do you have the desire to stay active but your joints can’t seem to keep up with the stresses applied to it with higher impact exercises such as jogging and lifting weights?  A great way to continue to stay active throughout the entirety of your life is to practice low impact activities. What is a

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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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3 Jun, 2020

Knee Ligament Injuries: Sprains & Tears

“Oh man, I think I just felt something pop in my knee!” This is a common statement made by those who have just experienced a ligamentous injury in their knee. The knee joint is made up of: Three bones Tibia Patella Femur Menisci Ligaments.  Ligaments in Our Knees: There are four main ligaments that provide

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2 Jun, 2020

The Why and Where of Arthritis

Pain due to arthritis is often chronic, and can cause very dull, achy and stiff feeling joints. Often times, the stiffness and achiness is worse after staying in one position for a prolonged period of time. For example: Sitting Sleeping Standing Why does arthritis happen and where? Arthritis commonly happens due to normal joint changes

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29 May, 2020

“Un-Freezing” That Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder? Adhesive Capsulitis, or “Frozen Shoulder” is a condition in which the shoulder and the surrounding tissues thickens, which ultimately leads to: Stiffness Decreased range of motion Inability to move one’s arm Frozen shoulder often prevents you from doing everyday activities or the things you love to do. How Does Frozen Shoulder

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28 May, 2020

Persistent Knee Discomfort and the Road to Relief

Don’t let persistent KNEE PAIN hold you back… Knee pain is something that everyone will experience at some point in their lifetime. Having knee pain can be the result of many factors and affects all ages. We as physical therapy clinicians work with patients to educate them about their problem in addition to how it

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13 May, 2020

SIck of the Pain

The SI is the sacroiliac joint where the sacrum (lowest part of the spine) and the Ilium come together. This joint helps to transmit forces from the upper body to the lower body.  Ligaments connect the two bones together making up the pelvis.  There is generally very little motion at this joint. When there is

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