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Experiencing weakness, limited range of motion or pain in the knees?

November 21st, 2018

Knee Arthritis is a very common condition that we treat here at Loudoun Sports Therapy. Arthritis in this joint actually impacts every age group. Even younger athletes deal with arthritis. Arthritis is the break down of the cartilage between the bones in a joint. Given how much wear and tear our knee joints undergo throughout

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Avoiding high impact activities because of joint discomfort

November 21st, 2018

By: Devin Wurman, DPT Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries that we see in physical therapy, whether it is sports related or just degenerative changes that occur as we age.  Some of the most common injuries are sprains and strains, osteoarthritis, ligament injuries and meniscus injuries.  All of these cause pain, weakness

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Ever have an ache that seemed to start for no reason?

November 21st, 2018

Believe it or not, your hips play a large role in the health of your back and limited hip mobility can cause back pain.  Do you have an aching back at the end of the day and wonder where the source of your pain is coming from? You are not alone! More than 80 percent of the

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How Your Desk, Phone, TV Can Impact the Neck

November 19th, 2018

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen asleep in an awkward position and had the unexpected pleasure of waking up to a “crick in your neck.” I’ve always used the phrase, “crick in my neck” but I never exactly knew what it referred to other than general neck discomfort. When most

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Ever slipped or changed directions suddenly?

November 14th, 2018

By: Jeremy Schain PT, DPT, CSCS    Do you ever find yourself limping through the last few aisles of the grocery store? Or maybe you pass up a golf trip with friends for fear of having to quit before the eighteenth hole?  Do your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause you to

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Is grabbing and holding an object difficult because of joint pain?

November 14th, 2018

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Arthritis; [ahr-thrahy-tis] – Noun – The condition your parents always said you would get in your hands if you crack your knuckles. While cracking your knuckles isn’t really a culprit for arthritis, I can tell you that NOT moving your joints will set you up for arthritis much faster. What is

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Trouble throwing a ball or lifting weights because of shoulder discomfort?

November 14th, 2018

By: Jessica Freedman, ATC Baseball pitchers, javelin throwers, football quarterbacks; what do all three of these athletes have in common? Each of their sports involves overhead throwing. These sports, as well as many others, require the athlete to constantly move their shoulder through the overhead throwing motion. Over time, this movement puts stress on the

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How the body needs to work to walk properly

November 12th, 2018

By: Mike Bills, MS PT Walking is something that we all do everyday whether that be to simply get from one point to another or for exercise or for relaxation. Because walking is such a necessary part of daily life, it’s important to understand what should and should not be happening when we walk is

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Want to shake up a previous workout routine?

November 12th, 2018

One of the most common complaints that runners have after committing to a running program is that their running plan becomes “stale”, “predictable” or “boring.” A primary reason for these feelings is a lack of progression. Running at the same pace for the same distances or for the same duration over and over again can

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Want to get rid of that nagging foot pain for good?

November 12th, 2018

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT A lot of people don’t like feet and don’t give much thought to their feet, but our feet and ankles do a lot for us. They help propel us as we walk, they help us stay level when we are hiking through the rugged mountain trails or through the shifting sands

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