The Most Common Injuries in the Gym and How to Avoid Them

Danh NgoExercise Tips

The saying “no pain, no gain” has to be one of the most dangerous fitness myths out there. While challenging your body is great, you should always know your limits before you end up getting injured. But no matter how careful you think you are, it pays to be prepared and to know what you’re prone to as you step … Read More

How do you heal a hamstring strain fast and completely?

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips, Knee Pain, Running

So, You have a Hamstring Strain and looking for help. If this is your third, fourth, or Xth time suffering from a hamstring string, you are not the only one. We wrote an article called “Everything you need to know about your hamstring anatomy, movement, and injury from a Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Specialist” that will help set the foundation … Read More

How to Safely Exercise While in Pain (Part 1)

Danh NgoExercise Tips, Pain Relief Division

exercise while in pain

Everyone knows that exercise is important.  Did you know that exercise impacts all but one system in your body?  Exercise makes you look and feel younger.  When you are in acute or chronic pain, there are no clear guidelines besides rest…and maybe more rest (until infinity and beyond).  Okay.  I have two children so I could not resist sneaking in … Read More

Plantar Fasciitis 101 and FIVE Plantar Fasciitis Exercises Prescribed by an Foot Expert

Danh NgoAnkle Pain, Exercise Tips, Pain Relief Division

plantar fasciitis

Having pain or discomfort to your feet is the worst!  You walk on your feet daily.  Every step you take reminds you of your heel pain.  As we have helped 100’s of people dealing with plantar fasciitis since 2004, we will give you five of our favorite plantar fasciitis exercises that we prescribe often.   Although the best approach is done … Read More

8 Factors to Consider When Finding a Sports Medicine Doctor in Long Beach

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips, Pain Relief Division

Getting hurt while playing any sport can be scary, frustruation, or confusing.  In the modern medicine world where we are surrounded by high science technology, you are either experiecing that it is hard to get consistent message on what is best for your sport injury.  You might have high strict medical care standards as you have only one body to take … Read More

How to Exercise While in Pain (Part 1)

Danh NgoExercise Tips, Uncategorized

Everyone knows that exercise is important.  Did you know that exercise impacts all but one system in your body?  Exercise makes you look and feel younger.  When you are in acute or chronic pain, there are no clear guidelines besides rest…and maybe more rest (until infinity and beyond).  Okay.  I have two children so I could not resist sneaking in … Read More

3 Knee Arthritis Exercises Prescribed by a Knee and Sports Medicine Rehab Specialist

Danh NgoArthritis, Exercise Tips, Knee Pain, Pain Relief Division

arthritis in knee

The knee architecture is deceiving in my journey of helping people stay active when dealing with knee pain.  Although the knee is simple in design it relies on your whole body to capture the functionality of the knee.   What I mean to say is that the knee is a victim of how you use your whole body: ankle/foot, hips, pelvis, spine, shoulder, head/neck and inner ear system.