Category: Sport Injury

What is the Deal With Bursitis?

February 10th, 2020

Overview Bursae are small fluid filled sacs that decrease friction and provide a cushion between a bone and other moving parts such as muscles, tendons, or skin. These fluid filled sacs are located all over the body including shoulders, hips, knees, heels, and elbows. Bursitis is defined as the inflammation of the bursae. Causes of

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Don’t Let Plantar Fasciitis Stop You From Running

January 29th, 2020

Overview One out of 10 people in the United States experience persistent pain along the bottom of their foot. This is a condition known as plantar fasciitis. People with plantar fasciitis may experience stabbing heel pain that is worst in the morning and gradually improves throughout the day.What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the

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Why Won’t My Tendonitis Get Better?

January 13th, 2020

Tendons are tough, flexible bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendons are a rope like cord that anchors your muscles to your bone. Tendonitis is irritation or inflammation of a tendon. Tendonitis can occur in any of your tendons but most commonly affects shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. This is typically caused

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3 Exercises to Improve Posture for Less Back Pain

December 26th, 2019

Most people will get back pain at some point in their lives. It may come from a sports related injury or accident. However, often times upper and lower back pain develops during daily life. Repetitive activities such as sitting at a computer or carrying weighted objects may create muscle tension and tightness. Over a long

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How to Recover From a ‘Pulled Muscle’

December 17th, 2019

A muscle strain or “pulled muscle” is damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. If you perform a movement that requires more force than the muscle can absorb, the muscle fibers or tendons attached to the muscle can tear. This tearing of muscle fibers can damage blood vessels causing bleeding or bruising which can

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What is Causing that Clicking Sound in Your Knee?

December 13th, 2019

A common question that physical therapists hear a lot is, “should I be concerned if my knees are clicking and popping when I move it?”. Clicking knees often leads to anxiety which can limit your ability to enjoy certain physical activities. Noise in the knee joint can come from several different reasons. Natural Noises of

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Nagging Rotator Cuff Injuries

December 6th, 2019

What is your rotator cuff? The muscles of the rotator cuff function together to stabilize the humerus inside the shoulder blade socket during any arm movement. The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles that are responsible for rotation and movement of your shoulder joint and arm. Muscles that make up the Rotator Cuff Each muscle,

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Don’t Let Spinal Disc Injuries Limit Your Life

December 4th, 2019

What are spinal discs? Spinal discs are made up of a tough flexible outer layer called the annulus and a soft jelly like center called the nucleus. These discs are located between each vertebral body and its function is to transmit forces throughout your spinal joints. A slipped or ruptured disc is when the soft

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Find Natural Relief For Your Arthritis Pain

December 3rd, 2019

Are you waking up with knee or hip stiffness in the morning? Do you have to think twice before you pick things up because of pain? These are the most common complaints of people with knee or hip Osteoarthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the

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