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Category Archives: Joint 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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11 Dec, 2018

Too much or too little movement in our joints?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT Joint mobility and joint stability are two parts of a patient’s musculoskeletal condition that physical therapists assess. Joint mobility is the amount of movement that occurs within a single joint. So this is not just how high you can raise your arm or how far you can bend your knee, but

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2 Oct, 2018

What is bursitis and how do I know if I have it?

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT Bursitis is an inflammation of a structure called a “bursa” and most commonly occurs in knees, hips, shoulders and elbows. Pain is the number one symptom of bursitis. This pain can be deep and hard to pinpoint. It is often described as “dull and achey,” and can radiate to the surrounding areas. Bursitis

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14 Aug, 2018

Joint Mobility vs. Joint Stability

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Are we talking about joint mobility or stability? Many people tend to used the wrong word when speaking about the body. So let’s clear this up, starting with the breakdown of the words. A “joint” refers to any location in the body in which two bones meet together. Now on to

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26 Jul, 2018

The Importance of Addressing Mobility and Stability

As physical therapists, we see this scenario play out all too often: you feel pain and the stretching and strengthening you do is focused solely on that painful area. However, this only solves part of the problem and does not address a key fact: the joints in our body have a relationship. They pick up

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5 Jul, 2018

Increased Activity this Time of Year?

Hip pain is a very common problem we treat here at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center and it can result in difficulty with many daily activities. People frequently come to physical therapy with different complaints involving the hip. The number one complaint being pain localized to the hip joint and muscles surrounding the joint. Some people

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28 Jun, 2018

Joint Stiffness Impacting Plans?

By Alyssa Burke, PTA Joint stiffness is a common ailment that affects many people. It can affect any joint and can vary in severity and duration. It can make a simple task like getting up from a chair or walking a challenge and painful. You may only experience temporary stiffness first thing in the morning

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14 Jun, 2018

Planning to get outside for a walk

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. Springtime is a good time to get outside and be active. What better way to kick the winter blues and enjoy the beautiful spring weather than to go for a walk! Walking is one of the easiest ways to get

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20 Apr, 2018

Popping, crunching, grinding in the joints

By Angie Austin, LPTA Knee problems are 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. As physical therapists, we work with patients to educate them about their problem in addition to how it can be corrected. So don’t

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13 Apr, 2018

Standing or Walking Uncomfortable?

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA Are you feeling weak in the knees, but not in a good way? There are many different factors that can cause people to experience knee weakness and knee pain. We often don’t think about how much we move our knee joints in a day but when we are experiencing knee pain,

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