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

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

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