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

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

7 Tips for Dealing with Tight Hip Flexors

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About 80 percent of the U.S. population suffers from lower back pain at some point. Tight hip flexors may be part of the problem. Your hip flexors can be tight from sitting for long periods, jogging, and cycling.  Don’t let tight hip flexors ruin your exercise routine or make you uncomfortable. Here are seven tips to do with tight hip flexors. Are … Read More

How to safely do yoga when dealing with neck pain (Part 1)

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The medical community is recognizing the power of yoga as a medium to enhance mobility and muscle flexibility.   Consumer Report magazine recently endorsed yoga as a proven alternative to back pain relief.  When it comes to neck pain relief,  as a Spine and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy clinic in Long Beach, we realize that our medical colleagues and doctors are slow to … Read More

When You Should Try Pilates and Yoga for Neck Pain or Tension (Part 1)

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Neck pain is troublesome.  Many do not realize that restoring your alignment and rebalancing your muscles is possible with Pilates and yoga for neck pain sufferers.  yoga and pilates are great for helping you restore your neck tension or pain.  When you have neck pain, it can be difficult to perform all the vigorous pilates movements or twisting poses that … Read More