The Best Morning Routine for An Achy Back

Your Morning Routine To Feel Better Throughout The Day

Having chronic back pain is no laughing matter, with millions of people around the world suffering from an achy back every day. The truth is, many such cases can be circumvented with a proper morning routine to alleviate the pain one feels and improve one’s posture at the same time. Today, we’ll be sharing with…

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How to Know If You Have Arthritis

Knowing if you have arthritis can be problematic. There are tons of different symptoms and more than a hundred different types of arthritis and related conditions. The sad thing, however, is that many older individuals tend to resign to their fate that joint pain and arthritis is all part and parcel of growing old. Younger…

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Best Supplements for Arthritis

Many people around the world are suffering from different forms of arthritis and just as many have considered alternatives to address the pain. While supplements alone may not be the solution to a complete recovery and elimination of the pain, they may be part of the solution to easing the problems you may encounter. The…

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Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

The Dangers of Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Over 500,000 people in the United States suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and the numbers are rising. Although the cause of this debilitating neurological degenerative disease is unknown, scientists and doctors alike attribute it to both environmental and genetic factors. Seeing that the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease progress very slowly over time, it is imperative for…

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The Different Types of Arthritis

What Is Arthritis? Every so often we hear people complaining about arthritis and the pain that it brings to them, but what really does arthritis refer to? Well, arthritis is in fact not one type of disease but is instead a simplification of a broad range of different joint diseases and pain that occurs. Under…

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Concussions and How to Avoid Them

Concussions have been a common occurrence in many activities these days, especially those with contact involved in them. Many people simply equate frequency of occurrence with a level of danger, dismissing the true severity of concussions and how they affect an individual. Concussions on its own are in fact brain injuries, and there is absolutely…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Yoga Practice

The Beginner's Guide to Yoga Practice

Starting out in yoga can be intimidating, especially if your current impression of exercising involves intense cardio or lifting heavy weights. However, you’ll learn in due time that yoga is more than just stretching and holding poses. Consistent yoga practice can improve mindfulness, reduce stress, increase flexibility, AND it can be an awesome workout. Here are…

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The Dangers Of Low Blood Pressure

The Dangers Of Low Blood Pressure

What is Blood Pressure? When your heart beats, it pushes blood through the body delivering blood and nutrients to its tissues. As blood travels, it pushes against blood vessels, this is called blood pressure (BP). How is it measured? Blood pressure can be taken by a machine or manually by a trained professional using a…

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The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

All About Blood Pressure: High Blood Pressure

What is Blood Pressure? When your heart beats, it pushes blood through the body, delivering blood and nutrients to its tissues. As blood travels, it pushes against blood vessels. This is what is referred to as blood pressure. How is it measured? Blood pressure can be taken by a machine or manually by a trained…

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3 Stretches That Alleviate Back Pain [VIDEO]

3 Stretches That Alleviate Back Pain

William Araneta, one of our in-house physical therapist assistants, is here to share the top 3 stretches that can help alleviate back pain. These simple stretches are perfect for those who spend many hours driving, sitting at a desk, or having to bend to lift up heavy objects on a daily basis. Preparation and consistency will help you…

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3 Ways To Avoid Plantar Fasciitis [VIDEO]

3 Ways To Avoid Plantar Fascitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia (under your heel bone). When you walk, you feel a sharp pain through your heel, and this pain can interfere with everyday life. If you have any questions, or want a consultation with a professional, feel free to call, or schedule an appointment online at any…

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Are You Able To Touch Your Toes?

Are You Able To Touch Your Toes?

If you cannot touch your toes, you are not alone. Modern society has left many of us stiff and tight, with limited range of motion. The reason this is an issue of concern is because it can lead to pulled muscles and joint pain in the future. Range of motion can usually be restored with a…

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Are Pain Medications A Good Idea?

Are Pain Medications A Good Idea?

Pain medications aren’t without risk. Long term effects are controversial, because more often than not pain killer users are not well informed. As with any medicine, each person’s reaction to a pain killer will be different from each other. When evaluating the risks behind their usage, it’s best to talk to your doctor about specifics! Risks…

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Keep Arthritis Away With These Simple Tips

Keep Arthritis Away With These Simple Tips

Inflammation in your body will promote and/or enhance the effects of arthritis. Luckily, there are steps you can take to reduce inflammation and keep arthritis away. The following tips may help reduce the pain – try to implement as many of them as you can in your daily activities! Weight Loss If you are overweight,…

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Is Back Surgery Right for Me?

Is Back Surgery Right for Me?

Back pain is pretty common. For some, surgery may seem the only option when you can’t seem to get any relief. Is that really the best course of action? Let’s first take a look at the common back surgeries and the conditions they treat. Laminectomy Commonly used to treat spinal stenosis. The procedure involves removing part…

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Our bodies constantly send us feedback. Unfortunately, we have become desensitized to these signals to the extent that sometimes we are unaware of issues until it is too late. Many times, it is only in retrospect do we realize what was missed. According to a report released in 2011 by the Institute of Medicine of the…

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Exercise to Decrease Your Knee Discomfort

Exercise to Decrease Your Knee Discomfort

Knee pain is common. The issue is often ignored and left untreated until it interrupts daily life. Don’t ignore early signs of a knee injury! Instead, learn how to exercise to decrease your knee discomfort. Resting your knee is usually a good idea. If something hurts, either stay away from the activity that caused your pain, or…

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Choosing Your Exercise for Pain Management

Choosing Your Exercise for Pain Management

If you go to a gym, you may have seen the rush of crowds. It’s no surprise. New Year’s resolutions are a big part of that. To make matters worse, there are thousands of ways to exercise, which can make finding the right workout plan for you seem daunting. It doesn’t help that everyone thinks their workout plan…

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Low Impact Cardio: How And Why To Try It!

Low Impact Cardio: How And Why To Try It!

Low impact cardio is a popular method among the elderly, but it can actually be beneficial to anyone (including you)! This type of workout includes exercises that do not put a lot of stress on your joints. Generally, they do not involve hard surfaces and have you with at least one foot on the ground at all times….

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Road to Recovery: Shoulder Pain Injury

Road to Recovery: Shoulder Pain Injury

We’re back again this week to continue our Road to Recovery series! This week, the topic is Shoulder Pain Injury. Ever wonder why shoulder pain is so common these days? It’s our daily habits that get us into trouble, and technology doesn’t help. The body is highly adaptable, but that also means it must adapt to…

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Avoid These Winter Health Woes!

Avoid These Winter Health Woes!

It’s December! The snow, the holidays, gingerbread cookies, and the injuries. It’s not unusual for our offices to pick up more patients during the winter months, the majority of which come in due to avoidable injuries! Before the snow piles on, take our advice and keep your winter health meter high! Oh look, there’s snow! Here come…

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