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11 Sep, 2020

Bone Health and Fitness by Walking

Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. It is one of the easiest ways to get a workout and it offers many physical and mental health benefits. So, lace up your shoes and go for a walk. Bones and Muscles Strength Walking is a low impact exercise, which means that it

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6 Jul, 2020

A Common Joint to Injure

The shoulder is a very common joint to injure. This is due to the nature of the joint. The shoulder joint is a very shallow joint which has mostly muscles and ligaments holding it in place in addition to a thick and stiff piece of cartilage called the labrum, which helps to vacuum seal the

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28 May, 2020

Persistent Knee Discomfort and the Road to Relief

Don’t let persistent KNEE PAIN hold you back… Knee pain is 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. We as physical therapy clinicians work with patients to educate them about their problem in addition to how it

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18 May, 2020

Osteoarthritis in the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee results from the breakdown of the cartilage (a protective tissue) that covers the end of the bones in the knee joint (femur and tibia). This breakdown of cartilage results in bone on bone (femur and tibia) contact which is the primary reason for pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. Age,

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7 May, 2020

Difference Between Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis

Have you ever woken up one morning and had pain on the outside of your hip? I’m sure you went online to try to figure out what was causing the pain and have seen a lot about “bursitis” or “tendonitis.”  Well, which one is it? Let’s start at the beginning! A tendon is the attachment

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7 May, 2020

The Beginnings of Knee Arthritis

What does “wear and tear” mean? When we mention “wear and tear” it typically references normal stress we put on joints such as our knees from just living a relatively normal life. The average person exercises 2-3 times per week with moderate aerobic and resistance exercise. They also likely sit or stand more than 5-6

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5 Mar, 2020

The Truth Behind Our Hip Pain

Causes of Hip Pain There are multiple structures in and around the hip joint that can produce pain in this area of the body: Labrum– the ring of cartilage around the rim of the socket of the hip joint. Tears can produce symptoms of catching, locking or giving out of the hip. Hip abnormalities– abnormalities

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25 Feb, 2020

Osteoarthritis VS Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is arthritis and who can get it? Arthritis is actually not a single disease, but rather an informal way of referring to joint pain or inflammation. Two of the most prevalent types of arthritis are, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While arthritis is often associated with increased age, people of all ages, sexes, and lifestyles

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18 Oct, 2019

Knee Pain Doesn’t Have to be a Common Problem

Knee pain is a very common problem which can result in difficulty with our daily activities. Causes of Knee Pain Problems can stem from many different causes. The most common cause of knee pain and dysfunction, is weakness of musculature surrounding the knee and hip resulting in abnormal mechanics. When the knee joint is not

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2 May, 2019

Joint Stiffness Getting In Your Way?

Are you having trouble bending forward to tie your shoes, putting on your t-shirt, reaching overhead for a cup on a shelf, or sitting?  Joint stiffness can prevent you from doing these and many other things.  Joint stiffness can effect  the elbows, wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, neck, lower back, and ankles.   Joint stiffness  is the

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