Maintaining Mobility in Later Years: The Importance of Proper Gait Mechanics

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  Why Proper Gait Mechanics Matter As we age, it’s natural for our bodies to experience changes that can affect the way we move. For older adults, these changes can include a loss of leg strength and coordination, as well as a loss of flexibility in the hips and spine. These gait deviations can lead…

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Tech Neck – Is Technology Responsible For Your Neck Pain?

Neck Pain - Tech Neck

How Technology Might Be Causing Your Neck Pain Tech neck – also known as text neck – is a commonly used term to describe neck pain that results from the overuse of various electronic devices. If you’re looking down at your cell phone or iPad too much, or sitting in front of your computer (usually…

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Ouch! – What to do when you Pull a Muscle

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  What Happens When You Pull A Muscle? A pulled muscle is just another way to describe a muscle strain. Muscle strains are painful.  Muscle strains occur when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or torn. A torn muscle is graded by 3 degrees. Mild, moderate, and complete tear. Muscle strains can occur without warning…

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Should I Exercise with Bone-On-Bone Knee Pain? Your Questions Answered!

Have you been told your knee(s) are bone-on-bone causing knee pain and there’s nothing you can do to fix it?   I’ve heard that before.  Bone-on-bone knee pain is common and scary.   Recently, a patient clicked on our Facebook ad for looking for treatment for her knee pain. It has been going on for years…

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Lower Back Pain With Sit-Ups? – Here’s why and 2 exercises to do instead

80% of people will suffer from low back pain at some time in their life.  A proven treatment for low back pain is to do core exercises like sit-ups.  But what do you do when the treatment, in this case, sit-ups, is causing low back pain?  People experiencing pain while doing sit-ups either had back…

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3 Simple Ways To Relieve Tendonitis In the Elbow (Even if you don’t play Tennis)

Elbow tendonitis is a common condition that we see in our clinic. Many patients come in saying they have stiffness and pain outside their elbow. It may be stopping them from playing sports, lifting the laundry basket, or doing the dishes. In this article, you will learn what elbow tendonitis is, what are common symptoms,…

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Elbow Pain? 3 Simple Exercises for Elbow Pain Relief

Elbow Pain is very common and frustrating to treat because of how nagging the pain can be.  This blog post will introduce you to the necessary anatomy, and break down the symptoms and conditions normally experienced with pain associated with the elbow. The Anatomy of the elbow The elbow is made up of three bones:…

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How To Prevent Elbow Pain With Pickleball or Tennis

Getting relief from irritating elbow pain that extends all the way down to your wrists and hands and be very scary to deal with.  Inflammation can occur when obvious stress or overuse is noticeable.  To prevent elbow pain when playing pickleball or any other racquet sport you should take a look at your swing form…

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Answering Foot and Ankle Pain Based on Where It Hurts. What Could It Be?

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Foot and Ankle pain can happen for many reasons. Depending on your activities and everyday wear and tear on your ankles and feet. Your foot and ankle may become stiff or swell and be so painful that you are unable to walk comfortably.  If it is not too severe and surgery is not needed, resting…

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What Are The Most Common Foot Injuries Causing Foot Pain? – Do you have one?

Foot injuries can be devastating.  Foot pain can take away your ability to balance and live an active lifestyle without compromise.  Since our feet are so important to keep us active and mobile, any injury to them can affect the way we work, exercise, and enjoy hobbies. Many people, including myself, may have posture, balance,…

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