4 Factors Causing Your Neck Pain From Running (Part 2)

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Running is an exercise that many people go-to due to the convenience and cost-effective aspect of the sport.  Holistic Sports Medicine Physical Therapist in Long Beach, Dr Danh Ngo dives into what makes the neck vulnerable when running in Part 1.  This article, we detail a neglected system that is important for recovery after a run.  We have seen 100’s … Read More

8 Effective Stretches for Loosening Up Tight Hips

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Does pain prevent you from doing the things you love? If your lower back, knees, or ankles are constantly aching, you could have tight hips. The number one cause of hip tightness is sitting still, a habit that is hard to avoid in today’s world.  If you spend many hours at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television, it’s important to make time … Read More

What Is a Pinched Nerve?: The Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

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Are you dealing with pain? Do you suspect that a pinched nerve is at play? The symptoms of a pinched nerve include muscle weakness, sharp pains, burning sensations, numbness, and diminished sensations. You may also notice that your hands or feet fall asleep more often. The pain may feel as if pins or needles are prickling your skin.  What is a pinched nerve? It’s … Read More

4 Things You Didn’t Know Are Making You Sick

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Here is an article written by Talia King. This is a special article that highlights the many factors one need to consider when trying to find the root cause of an illness. Our habits and lifestyle are minor or major reasons, but when left unaddressed, it could be the things that are making you sick last longer than you would … Read More

What Are the Different Types of Concussions?

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Wait, there are different types of concussions? Indeed there are. Concussions range in terms of severity and the symptoms that you experience after you get one. If you think you have a concussion, a doctor will be able to tell you which type you have and go over proper handling and concussion treatment. Identifying the type of concussion you have will … Read More

These Are the Best Quad Stretches for Knee Pain

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If you’re feeling pain in the knees, then performing some quad stretches could bring you some relief. The main issue is that a lot of quad stretches actually put pressure on the knees due to the fact that the muscles are connected to the knee cap. If your knees are bothering you, then the smarter option would be to try … Read More

How to Avoid Knee Strain When Doing Yoga

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Yoga is known for all of the incredible benefits it provides for the body. It builds core strength, flexibility, and lean muscle. However, when you have knee strain discomfort, the pain can get in the way of being able to do an advanced yoga session. Thankfully, there is a way to minimize knee pain and start enjoying yoga class again. … Read More

What Your Body Needs to Recover From Injury

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Image credit: Pixabay.com The road to recovery can often be long and arduous, and each person’s journey is different. Some bodies spring back faster, while others take time to heal. In our podcast on the Holistic and Functional Medicine model, we discussed a variety of reasons as to why patient journeys towards recovery can be so different. Factors like age, … Read More

A Complete Guide on How to Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Rotator cuff injuries are both common and debilitating. One study found that in a sample of 664 subjects over 20% of them had full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Certain activities such as manual labor and pitching baseballs can put individuals at more risk from rotator cuff injuries. But even a fall or lifting a box overhead can lead to rotator cuff injury. Let’s … Read More

How to Properly Treat Anterior Knee Pain

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Patients receive over 96,600 knee surgeries each year. It’s one of the most common methods of providing knee pain relief for a variety of conditions. Anterior knee pain is one type that responds to nonsurgical methods. It’s focused in the front of the knee, but the exact cause is difficult to narrow down. Diagnosing anterior knee pain as the cause of a … Read More