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15 Aug, 2020

Hip and Knee Pain Relief with Physical Therapy

There are so many causes of hip and knee pain, from excess weight to sports injuries, advancing age to repetitive motion injuries. Whatever the cause of your hip and/or knee pain, if you are experiencing it regularly you need to find a way to manage it. Many people use medications like anti-inflammatories to minimize their

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5 Aug, 2020

Addressing chronic back pain: 5 Tips to help you feel better faster

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 5 people have chronic pain. If you experience pain and discomfort on a daily basis, we encourage you to consult with a physical therapist who can work with you to address the symptoms and causes of your pain and help you gain better

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20 Jul, 2020

Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy

Long-term opioid consumption is not a good strategy for managing chronic pain. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids simply alleviate the symptoms (pain) of a larger problem. For very real, measurable improvement over chronic pain, physical therapy has been proven to be a much better option than opioids or other pharmaceutical painkillers. If

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10 Jul, 2020

Herniated disc pain. What it feels like and when you should see a physical therapist

Did you know that a herniated disc can occur anywhere in your spine? At our physical therapy clinic, we see disc herniations frequently among our patients with back, arm, and/or leg pain. If you believe your pain and dysfunction is caused by a herniated disc, we encourage you to contact North Park Medical today to

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20 Jun, 2020

Do you stretch before and after your workout? If not, you should start.

Working out on a regular basis is a great way to improve and maintain good health. If you’re not stretching before and after your workout, however, you’re not really taking advantage of a complete workout routine. There are several specific benefits of stretching both before and after a workout. Benefits of Stretching Before a Workout

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10 Jun, 2020

If You Don’t Think Nutrition Has an Effect on Your Aches and Pains, Think Again.

Are Your Dietary Choices Making You Hurt? Some people eat to live, others live to eat — and still others are feeding their chronic aches and pains without even realizing it. If your pain issues have gotten steadily worse, maybe you need to look at your nutritional choices. Eating too much and/or eating the wrong

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20 May, 2020

How to Be Healthier, Stronger and More Active

When you get right down to it, health doesn’t have anything to do with looking like a supermodel; it’s really about having a body whose every system is in good working order. The great news is that you have more control over everything happening in your body — from your circulation to your breathing and stress

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10 May, 2020

5 Ways to Relieve Neck and Back Pain

Back and neck pain can stop you in your tracks, affecting your work and interfering with your recreational activities. It takes the fun right out of your day. How to Reduce Neck and Back Pain Your pain might be from a previous injury, arthritis, bad posture or another cause. However, there are things that you can

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20 Apr, 2020

Increasing Core Strength to Relieve Pain

Core strength has become a popular topic because it affects the function of the entire body. A strong core means better stability, fewer injuries and less physical stress. Weak core muscles can lead to chronic back and neck pain. Signs of weak core muscles include slumping in your chair, poor posture at your desk or

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10 Apr, 2020

How to Relieve Shoulder Pain

Do you have aching shoulders? Do you know that the problem could be a result of rotator cuff damage? That’s right, your shoulder pain that comes along with certain motions or that you notice during sleep could be a result of rotator cuff issues. What Does The Rotator Cuff Do?  Like most parts of the

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