Hip Pain Radiating Down The Front Of Your Leg? Here Are 3 Common Causes

Elderly Woman With Hip Pain In The Front Of Her Leg

Hip pain can be debilitating, making it hard to move around and complete everyday tasks. This hip pain can be even more discouraging when it extends down the front of your leg. However, understanding the possible causes of hip pain that radiates down the front of your leg can help you find the right treatment…

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How Much Exercise Do Older Adults Need: Essential Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults

Older Adult Man Exercising

In my line of work as a physical therapist specializing in exercises for older adults to help individuals over 40 stay active and independent, I often come across stories that highlight the importance of maintaining our physical health. Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with a 62-year-old woman who sought my help due to…

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How to Relieve Lower Back Pain Fast Without Relying On Painkillers

How to Relieve Lower Back Pain Fast

Planning a trip or some fun activities with the family this summer but worried your lower back pain might raise its ugly head at the worst possible time? At Preferred Physical Therapy, we see this all the time, but what is surprising is how long people will live with pain or fear, no matter how…

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Two Simple At-Home Balance Tests If You’re Worried About Falling

Elderly Woman On Floor After A Fall

Falls are a major concern for people in later life and for people with balance-impacting conditions such as Vertigo. And it’s very understandable. A fall can lead to serious injuries, broken bones, and even death. And if you can recover from your fall, there is much longer-lasting damage to your confidence and leave you terrified…

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3 Common Mistakes That Make Your Knee Pain Worse

Elderly Man Sat At Home With Knee Pain

There are lots of things that you can do to relieve knee pain, but it’s also important to identify the mistakes you are doing (often on a daily basis) which make your knee pain worse. At our clinic in Glendale and Peoria, many people visit us with knee pain, and these are 3 of the…

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Am I Getting Knee Pain From Walking Too Much?

If you’re worried about whether walking is bad for your knees, and unsure whether too much walking is causing your knee pain, this blog answers all of your questions! Walking is a really enjoyable way to stay fit and healthy for many – whether that’s walking the dogs, taking long hikes at the weekend, or…

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3 Of The Best Sleeping Positions For Lower Back Pain

Back Pain

Waking up exhausted, struggling to focus during the day, suffering from a sore back, and desperate to discover how to sleep with lower back pain? If so, this blog is for you! Here, you can learn 3 of the best sleeping positions for lower back pain, shoulder pain, and even neck pain which we have…

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Should You Use Ice Or Heat For Back Pain Relief?

Elderly Man With Intense Lower Back Pain

If you’re suffering from lower back pain, but you want a natural alternative to painkillers, you may have heard about using ice and heat for back pain relief. But should you use ice or heat for back pain? How long, and how often should you use ice or heat? And can it help your specific…

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3 Reasons Your Chronic Hip Pain is Not Going Away

Hip Pain

Chronic Hip pain is not nearly as common as knee or back pain, but it still impacts much of the population and it can be quite debilitating – especially when it doesn’t go away. People routinely report hip pain in the side of their hip and in their groin. They may even complain that it…

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Are You Suffering From Stiff Hips? Why Stretching it isn’t Helping.

Stiff Hips

We just finished treatment with “Sarah”, a busy mom in her early 40s working full time and raising 3 kids with her husband. She was complaining about stiffness in her hips getting in the way of her ability to run, do her workouts at the gym, and (she said with a quiet voice) be intimate…

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