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Trouble Bending to Tie Your Shoes?

February 13th, 2019

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT Curious about why you can’t touch your toes or why the muscle in the back of your thigh keeps cramping or straining? Let’s direct our attention to the hamstring muscle! So, what in the world is a “hamstring”? This is the muscle that runs from deep in the buttock to

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How to Take Control of Arthritis and Keep it From Progressing

February 13th, 2019

By: Devin Wurman, DPT You’ve probably been out somewhere and had a friend or family member say that they were stiff, or even heard them predict the weather because of how they were feeling.  It’s pretty common from middle age and on to have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis involves the degeneration of the joints,

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5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

February 10th, 2019

There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates the nerve roots. It typically causes

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Dull ache or burning when you start running?

January 31st, 2019

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC What is your plantar fascia? Plantar Fascia is a thick, fibrous connective tissue that covers the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the metatarsals. The bottom of the foot is termed the “plantar” side, hence plantar fascia. Whenever the body has inflammation somewhere, the subfix “itis”

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The Key Treatment Technique to Permanent Lower Back Pain Relief

January 30th, 2019

By Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Back pain is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life. In fact, the most recent estimates range from 60% to 80 % (depending on the source), regarding the number of Americans that will experience back pain at one or more occurrences

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Is Joint Stiffness a Sign to Take Action?

January 30th, 2019

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Joint stiffness is one of the most common complaints we get at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Whether you just wake up with stiffness or it is persistent throughout the day it may be a sign that you should seek help. Common Causes of Joint Stiffness: Immobility Capsular tightness inflammation/swelling Post surgical

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LSTC OPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON 1/30/19

January 29th, 2019

Loudoun Sports Therapy Center will be OPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS on Wednesday, January 30th starting at 6:30 AM. If that changes, we will notify you.  Thank you and stay warm!

How Long it Takes for a Muscle Strain to Fully Heal

January 22nd, 2019

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA You may have heard someone say they “pulled a muscle”, but do you really know what that means? A pulled muscle is another way of describing a muscle strain. This is a very common injury in people of all ages and those that are elite athletes and in individuals who have

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Trouble pulling on a shirt or hooking a bra?

January 22nd, 2019

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT One of the most common shoulder issues is impingement. It is common among the general adult population as well as in overhead athletes such as swimmers and throwing athletes.  Impingement is when there is a pinching of the rotator cuff muscles in between the top of the humerus bone they

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Ever feel like you’ve overstretched a muscle?

January 21st, 2019

A common cause of hip pain that we treat at Loudoun Sports Therapy Clinic is a hamstring injury. The hamstring muscle group is located on the back side of the thigh and is made up of three muscles. These three muscles originate on the hip bone and attach at the knee joint. When these muscles

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