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Popping, crunching, grinding in the joints

April 20th, 2018

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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Inflammation or Discomfort in the Lower Extremities

April 19th, 2018

By Misha Gilani, DPT Achilles tendonitis is a very common condition that we treat here at Loudoun Sports Therapy and it affects every age group. Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon in your foot. When a patient is suffering from this condition, they will most commonly complain of problems such as pain,

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Discomfort Checking Blinds Spots When Driving

April 18th, 2018

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 that can

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Difficulty Reaching, Lifting or Throwing

April 17th, 2018

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT Difficulty reaching, lifting or throwing? The shoulder is a common region in which people complain of pain. It can often be a confusing region to have pain, too. Some people describe their shoulder pain along the top of their shoulder to their neck. Some people have shoulder pain around their shoulder

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Sitting at Work Uncomfortable?

April 16th, 2018

By Cierra Washington, ATC Is sitting at work uncomfortable because of back pain? Back pain is a very common reason people some to Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Why are we focusing on my core if I’m here for a back problem? This is a question we often hear in physical therapy and with good reason.

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Standing or Walking Uncomfortable?

April 13th, 2018

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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Tight Muscles or Knots

April 13th, 2018

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA Neck problems, neck spasms and general neck pain are common complaints in the orthopedic rehab world, and we’ve certainly treated our share of patients who suffer from various conditions related to neck pain at LSTC. With the high prevalence of desk jobs, the influx of cell phone use, computer use and

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Trouble Sleeping or Reaching Overhead?

April 13th, 2018

By Alyssa Burke, PTA How do common shoulder problems occur? Rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement and frozen shoulder are three conditions we see often at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. We often don’t realize how much we move our shoulders throughout our day until we feel pain or are unable to move them. There are many

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Taking Care of a Fracture

April 11th, 2018

By Kieran Loving, ATC What is a fracture? The word, ‘fracture’ is a medical term that refers to a crack or break in a bone. Bones are made of calcified materials, which give them their hard rigid structure. There are several types of fractures: Greenstick- when a bone is bent, but not broken all the

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Relieve That Nagging Neck Problem

April 11th, 2018

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA Neck problems, neck spasms and general neck pain are common complaints in the orthopedic rehab world, and we’ve certainly treated our share of patients who suffer from various conditions related to neck pain at LSTC. With the high prevalence of desk jobs, the influx of cell phone use, computer use and

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