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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Don’t get Caught in Tendon-Confusion! The Difference Between Tendonitis and Tendonosis Explained


Many have either suffered from tendinitis or at least heard of it. But have you ever heard of TENDINOSIS? If you’ve ever suffered from tendonitis – then you know that it can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months! What is the difference between Tendonitis and Tendonosis? Tendonitis is an acute, short-term, inflammatory…

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Sciatica Symptoms In Leg

We’ve been seeing lots of patients at our clinic Preferred Physical Therapy in Arizona with extreme back pain caused by sciatica, with pain shooting down the back of their legs. Check out this new low back pain program that you can complete from the comfort of your own home. Low Back Pain Elimination Course. Do…

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Protect Your Joints From weather

Winter Aches and Pains

There’s no denying that it’s officially winter here in the southwest with this cold weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks. And because of this drop in temperature, we’ve had a lot more people struggling with aches and pains in their joints. Have you been feeling the cold in your bones too? If…

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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 Exercise with Arthritic Hips & Knees

Bike Ride

Exercising with Arthritic Hips and Knees is something you can do. And biking is something everyone can do at any age. 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…

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What are signs of Bursitis?


I get this question a lot. As it probably 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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What Can I Do About Stiff Hips?

Hip Pain

We get many patients who complain of tightness or a stiff hip. Often, they just blame it on age and say there is nothing that can change that. It’s true as we age, our muscles become less pliable and arthritis can make our joints feel stiffer. However, we can improve our mobility and strength to…

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The best exercise For Arthritic Joints


Many people 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 fitness, ease stress (due to the rush of endorphins being released) and it’s also a great way to reduce your…

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Piriformis Syndrome: A Pain in the Butt

Hip Surgery

Piriformis Syndrome Causing You To Sacrifice Your Independence As You Age? This is an important question that we begin to ask ourselves when we start to hurt and ache in the hip and glute area with sitting or walking. When a patient comes to our clinic for an evaluation for their hip pain, we like…

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