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Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

April 10th, 2019

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require

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Is there a difference between a strain and a sprain?

April 8th, 2019

By: Devin Wurman, DPT Spring is finally here; we are enjoying the warmer weather, and also engaging in more activities. It’s also that time of year we start seeing some minor injuries occur with all age groups.  Sprains and strains are pretty common minor injuries. People usually like to use them interchangeably to describe the same injury,

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Morning commute have you sitting in traffic?

April 8th, 2019

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Knock Knock Who’s There? Cervical Cervical who? Serve a cool ice pack please, my neck is killing me! Neck pain and tightness is something that we all may experience from time to time for different reasons. However, chronic pain or tightness often has a deeper issue than just sleeping wrong one night.

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Loosen up those stiff joints

April 3rd, 2019

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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What causes that muscle cramp or “charlie horse”?

April 3rd, 2019

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT Without a doubt, many of you throughout the course of your lives have suffered a“Charlie horse” or “pulled a hamstring” while running, playing a sport, performing activity or simply while going about your daily life. Have you ever wondered what causes this to occur? Furthermore, how can they be treated and how

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Where do most of us carry our stress?

April 3rd, 2019

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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How your shoes can impact your feet and ankles

April 3rd, 2019

Foot and ankle conditions are very common for every age group. We treat general pain and injuries in this part of the body often at Loudoun Sports Therapy because even if it’s just general discomfort, foot and ankle conditions cause a lot of problems with daily, functional activities. The most frequent complaint we see in the

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Discomfort interrupting workouts, sleep and work?

April 3rd, 2019

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Q&A How does back pain usually start? Many times back pain starts from a specific incident where you overexerted yourself, lifted something improperly, performed more of an activity than you were used to, sitting/standing more prolonged amount of time, or a traumatic incident. Often times it is a combination of several

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Tired of joint stiffness and arthritis dictating activities?

April 3rd, 2019

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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What makes this joint snap, crackle and pop?

April 3rd, 2019

By Cierra Washington, ATC What exactly is patellofemoral pain? Patellofemoral pain is a general term used to describe pain that resides in the front of the knee and around the kneecap, also known as the patella. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, PFPS, is also known as both runners’ and jumpers’ knee due to the type of athletes

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