Back Pain: Why You Need To Drink More Water To Help Relieve it…

Glass of Water

From drinking it and swimming in it, to the ice that reduces our swelling, water is all around us. As a matter of fact, it basically is us. Water makes up around two thirds of who we are, and influences every single process in our body. This probably explains why we feel a whole lot…

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The Top Four Causes of Low Back Pain

Back Pain

There you are, going through life pain free and doing all of the things bring you joy in life. Playing a round of golf with your friends, running around with the grandkids, going for a bike ride with the family or even tending to your garden. Then unexpectedly, something feels off with your lower back.…

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Nagging Hip Pain? Here’s What To Do For Your Bursitis:

Bursitis

Now that Spring has officially begun and it’s getting warmer and warmer here in Arizona, more people are going outside to do their favorite activities. Whether it’s gardening, jogging, tennis or golf, I’m seeing more people out and about enjoying the wonderful weather that Arizona has to offer. But, as I’m seeing more and more…

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Piriformis Syndrome: A pain in the butt! (And hip and leg)

Piriformis Muscle

Take a second to think about your favorite activity. You’ve done it for years, either recreationally or professionally. Lately the unrelenting pain in your hip has made it difficult to go on, so you end up switching things up-singles tennis to doubles, or from full court basketball to half court. Pretty soon, the pain grows…

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Experiencing Hip Pain? Here’s what’s causing it:

Hip Pain

This week, I’m focusing in 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…

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Strengthening The Arch of Your Foot

Foot Arch

Why Strengthen the Foot Arch? Strengthening the arch has shown great results in overall improved foot support and helps in decreasing foot fatigue. Today, we will be discussing the most effective method to strengthen the arch of the foot in order to avoid future injury and chronic issues. After all, the feet are responsible for…

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How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints

Ankle Pain

Lately on my way to and from work, I’ve been seeing lots of people running outside while the weather in Arizona is still enjoyable. How great is that! It’s never too early to start prepping for that 5k, half marathon or marathon or even just running because you love to do so. But what I’m…

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5 Steps to Properly Recover From an Ankle Injury

Run or Rest

Most people have twisted their ankle in some way at this point in their life. Whether it be stepping off of a sidewalk wrong, stepping incorrectly in high heels, or even playing a favorite sport, the sharp pain that comes with twisting your ankle inwards can be pretty hard to forget. When dealing with a…

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How to Avoid an Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

Now that February has officially started and many of you are continuing on your fitness journey, I want to focus in on a question that I tend to get a lot from my patients who love running, especially on the treadmill: “Nick, Can You Provide Me With Any Tips For Recovering From An Ankle Sprain…

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Can I Exercise with Arthritis?

Arthritis Knee

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of confusion surrounding the topic of exercising with arthritis. Patients often mention that they tend to rest and steer clear of exercising whenever they experience pain arthritis pain. What worries me even more, is that many people whom I talk to believe that they have no control over…

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