Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective
Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the culprits. Herniated discs are caused by
Have you ever felt a twinge in your shoulder when lifting something? Do you suffer from an aching shoulder at the end of the day? This could be a sign that your rotator cuff is weak and irritated. Various studies show that 20% of people with shoulder pain after age 32 have a rotator cuff
It’s one thing to go to bed feeling sore and achy. At the end of a long day, feeling a little sore is somewhat normal. After all, you’ve been pushing your body for somewhere between 12 – 16 hours, taking care of your family, your pets, your office concerns, and your home—who wouldn’t feel a
Is your back pain becoming more than you can manage? Few problems can render a person’s ability to move and fulfill basic needs inept like chronic back pain. According to a division of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic
Back pain is not something you want to ignore for long. One of the most common causes of pain among adults in the United States, back pain can develop for any number of endless reasons, and once it develops it doesn’t always go away all that easily. When pain in the back lingers well beyond
Don’t spend the rest of your life taking medicine to control the pain. Talk to your doctor about physical therapy!
How does your chronic pain affect you? Perhaps you have a hard time getting out of bed or climbing stairs. Maybe you find yourself feeling stressed, distracted, and depressed at work. You might wake up in the middle of the night or struggle to fall asleep because of pain. If you’re like many of the
Are you taking pain meds to manage your pain? If so, it just may not be a good choice. “It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day
Chronic joint pain can be debilitating. Find out how physical therapy can help relieve your aches and pains.
Have your joints been hurting you for a few months? Well, you’re not alone. “Joint pain plagues an increasing number of aging, often arthritic Americans, a new report finds. In 2002, about 10.5 million people in the United States said they battled severe joint pain, but by 2014 that number had jumped to 14.6 million,
There are so many things to look forward to with age—spending more time with loved ones, watching your family grow, experiencing new things. But if you’re in your fifth, sixth, or seventh, decade, have you started to notice aches, pains, and other issues making movement more difficult? If so, you’re not alone. Age-related debility and