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3 Apr, 2019

How your shoes can impact your feet and ankles

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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25 Mar, 2019

Does your dog run ahead and pull on the leash?

By C. Ashley Border, PT, DPT Ever wonder what in the world the “shoulder” actually is? The main joint of the shoulder is called the glenohumeral joint. This articulation consists of the head of the humerus (arm bone) resting in the small glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade), some would describe this joint as

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25 Mar, 2019

Limited range of motion making daily tasks tough?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries we see at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center whether the cause is from an injury or overuse. Some of the most common ailments related to the shoulder  that we see include tight/overworked muscles, tendonitis, impingement and , joint stiffness. All

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18 Mar, 2019

What is Considered a Properly Conditioned Muscle?

By Mike Bills, MS PT What does the word ‘strength’ really mean? In order to fully understand how to develop a strengthening program appropriately, you first have to understand what is really meant by the word “strength.” The word itself actually has three distinct pieces to it. Each piece is just as important as the

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18 Mar, 2019

Hip Pain Impacting Weekend Plans?

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Hip problems make daily activities like simply walking difficult and painful. When you talk to your physical therapist or doctor about your hip pain, it’s important to be able to describe exactly where your pain is located. This helps confirm that your hip is actually the problem. It’s not uncommon for

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18 Mar, 2019

Knee Pain Keeping You from Starting a Workout Program?

Whether you are pounding the pavement for a short jog or you’re a routine racer, running is great cardiovascular training. It is a gratifying way to maintain overall fitness. Although the act of running itself may initially seem daunting if you’re not an avid runner, you will reap the physical benefits within a few weeks.

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18 Mar, 2019

Is Discomfort Impacting Walking Routines?

When is the last time you could go for a run, walk your kids to the bus stop or go shopping without experiencing nagging foot or ankle pain? If you or someone you know is experiencing foot/ankle pain, know that you are not alone. Approximately one-fourth of the population is affected by foot/ankle problems at

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18 Mar, 2019

Turning over in bed uncomfortable?

The hip is the largest ball and socket joint in the human body. The joint consists of the head of the femur articulating with the rim of the pelvis, with a ring of cartilage (the labrum) sitting between the two bones. When functioning properly, the hip joint allows us to move our legs smoothly in

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11 Mar, 2019

Difficulty Walking or Standing Up from a Chair?

By Angie Austin, LPTA Many people associate knee pain with the older population. However, we treat patients of all ages for knee pain. Whether it’s due to arthritis or an injury, it is important to know what causes that knee pain. The knee is a large hinge joint that gives you the ability to bend

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7 Mar, 2019

Stiffness, Tightness When Reaching Overhead?

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Many people at some point during their lives will experience episodes of shoulder pain. Quite frequently, a subsequent scan of the internet or a visit to the doctor will conclude with a vague diagnosis of ‘rotator cuff tendonitis’ or ‘impingement.’ While these words may or may not reflect the correct

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