Best Physical Therapy Exercises for Hip Tightness and Pain

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The adult human body is an amazing machine made up of 206 bones and over 600 muscles connected by tendons, tissue, and ligaments. But when one part of the machine isn’t working, it can prevent the other parts from working too. If you are experiencing hip tightness, you know this all too well. Tight hips can cause lower back pain, hamstring stiffness, … Read More

Knee Pain and Running: What’s the Connection?

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Knee pain is such a common occurrence that many runners see it as an inescapable consequence of good health. In reality, basic preventative and treatment measures can keep even the most active runners pain-free and running longer. There is a strong connection between knee pain and running, but knee pain most often comes simply from overuse and poor preparation. If you struggle with … Read More

A Runner’s Guide on How to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints

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Shin splints may feel like your shins are splitting. You are not alone. Up to 20 percent of runners encounter shin splints during their lives.  Pain can be debilitating, preventing you from moving your legs and feet. It may feel like you can’t get help. But there are ways you can prevent and treat shin splints.  What are some stretches that can … Read More

10 Possible Reasons Why You Have Extremely Tight Hip Flexors (and What to Do About It!)

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10 Possible Reasons Why You Have Extremely Tight Hip Flexors

Do the front of your hips feel tight or achy? Maybe your chiropractor or physical therapist has told you that you have tight hip flexors, but what does that even mean? Extremely tight hip flexors not only affect your hip joints but your back and knees. Continue reading to learn the possible causes of your tight hip flexors and how … Read More

How to Avoid Back Pain When Weight Lifting: 8 Top Tips

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Did you know that building up muscle is a great way to heal or prevent back pain? That’s right, having strong and flexible muscles can help prevent major injuries. The problem is that if you’re not lifting properly, you can actually cause pain and injuries in your back. This may seem counterintuitive, but the trick is making sure that you’re lifting weights the … 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

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