Tips To Ease Aches & Protect Your Joints From Damage This Winter

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 pain reaching out to us for help. Have you been feeling the cold in your…

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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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Why Does It Matter If My Hips Are Stiff?

Hip Pain

We get many patients who complain of tightness or stiff hips, but 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 more stiff. However, we can improve our mobility and strength to allow us…

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What To Do To Keep Up With Exercise- Even If You’re Having Problems With Arthritic Hips And Knees

Cycling

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 (and Hip and Leg)

Hip Surgery

Are YOU willing 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 with doing simple things throughout our day. When a patient comes to our clinic for an evaluation for their hip pain, we like to take a second…

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Experiencing Hip Pain? Here’s What’s Causing It

Hip Pain

This month, I’m focusing in on a common problem that we treat here at Preferred Physical Therapy. HIP PAIN! Have YOU given up on finding a solution for your hip pain? When a patient describes their pain as either: A. “… pain radiating down the front of the leg.” B. “… pain in front of…

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What Actually Is Bursitis? Your Questions Answered

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 a bursitis is. Now to understand a little about bursitis and why people get it you first need to know exactly what a bursae…

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What If Your Knee Pain is Caused by Your Ankles? And Back Pain From Your Hips…

Body Aches

Feel pain when you walk, get out of bed, exercise and go about your day? Something could be out of balance (and it’s probably not what you think!) At Preferred Physical Therapy we help people daily with lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder, and knee pain… and it’s safe to say that imbalances or asymmetries…

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