How to Avoid Common Repetitive Use Injuries…

Repetitive Use Injury

Over the past month we’ve been discussing common injuries of the elbow… and a lot of them tend to stem from repetitive injuries. So, what exactly is a ‘repetitive use injury’? Many patients will come into our clinic with this type of injury and wonder “how” or “why”. Or when they have been told they…

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What is Tendonitis? How Will Resting Make it Worse, and How to Prevent it…

Tendonitis

At Preferred Physical Therapy we often get patients coming to us with a diagnosis of a tendonitis in some form which in some cases is accurate, but often this isn’t completely accurate. Often patients have overuse injuries related to an overload of the surrounding area versus an area that is just inflamed. The area is…

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How Elbow Pain Can Be Eased With Shoulder Strengthening

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be caused by a plethora of things and over the years we’ve talked about a majority of them! Some causes include the elbow joint itself, the wrist and forearm and even higher into the neck and shoulder. The elbow is a hinge joint that connects your forearm to your upper arm and…

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Things You Can Do Now to Ease Your Headache Pain

Headache

Headaches are a pain. We all get them now and again, but unfortunately for some of us, they can be a regular occurrence… It’s incredible just how many people tell us that they’ve suffered from headaches. Often, many of our patients even consider them to be a regular part of life. That’s why things like…

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Headaches: More Than Just a Pain in the Head!

Headache

Headaches are a pain. We all get them now and again, but for some of us, they can be a regular occurrence… Here, at the clinic, it’s incredible just how many people we see who tell us that they’ve suffered from headaches. Often, many of my patients consider them to be a regular part of…

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Headaches & Migraines: “Was It Something I Ate?”

Headache

Let’s talk about headaches… Whether it’s the mid-afternoon pounding headache or an agonizing pain that leaves you sensitive to light and feeling sick, headaches are something most of us have experienced at one point or another. But for some, headaches are a much larger problem and can even affect everyday life… Brenda, a patient of…

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Why Everyday Activities Like Sleeping Can Cause Neck Pain… And What You Can Do To Change That

Sleeping Neck Pain

Have you ever had a slight pain in the neck but didn’t really think it was a big deal, especially if you knew it was because you slept awkwardly? Yes? I thought so. I hear this quite often from my clients when they first come in to see us – they’ll mention the annoying pain…

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Hip Pain? Here’s What is Causing It…

Hip Pain

This week, I’m focusing on a common problem that we treat here at Preferred Physical Therapy: Hip Pain! When a patient describes their hip pain as either: pain radiating down the front of the leg, pain in front of the hip joint or pain along the underwear line, this is considered a primary hip problem.…

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How To Keep Exercising with Arthritic Hips & Knees

Bike Ride

One of the biggest health mistakes that people make during this time (while the gyms and fitness centers are closed) is to think that walking or jogging is the only way to exercise while enjoying the fresh air. Yet, the health benefits of doing something like cycling are endless. Cycling regularly can help improve physical…

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What Actually Is Bursitis?

Bursitis

I get this question a lot. Probably because it applies to every joint. I have recently been seeing quite a few clients suffering from bursitis, but very few actually know what bursitis is. Now to understand a little about bursitis and why people get it, you first need to know exactly what a bursa is.…

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