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Reduce chances of developing osteoarthritis with lifestyle changes

Few conditions are as well known to the general public as arthritis, which is probably because about 54 million Americans—or about 23% of the population—are currently affected by it. These figures could naturally be a bit alarming and lead some to wonder what their personal risk is for developing arthritis and if there’s anything they […]

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Arthritis can affect individuals of all ages

Arthritis is one of the most commonly recognized conditions responsible for pain, and there’s a clear reason why: it happens to be one of the leading causes of disability throughout the world. Many people also tend to associate arthritis with older age, which can lead to the perception that it’s only something to worry about […]

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PT is a much safer and more effective alternative to opioids

Try as we might, it’s nearly impossible to avoid all pain in our lives. Whether it’s twisted ankle or a bad back, we all experience some pain at one point or another, which is why the presence of pain is by far the most common reason people seek out health care. But treating pain, especially […]

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PTs are experts at identifying imbalances to prevent injuries

When most people hear about physical therapy, they usually tend to think that it’s only for disabled individuals and those who are recovering from injury. While it may be true that physical therapy is perhaps most commonly used on patients that fall into these two categories, this is far from its only application. Physical therapists […]

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If you have a painful condition, physical therapy is your best option

Have you dealt with any pain recently—or perhaps right now—that prevents you from moving or completing certain tasks normally? If so, it’s probably due to some type of musculoskeletal disorder. This term is used to describe a wide array of conditions that are frequently responsible for causing all sorts of disabilities, but there is one […]

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Understanding the truly massive scale of the opioid epidemic

The presence of pain—especially pain that lasts for a long period of time—is perhaps the most common reason that people seek out medical help. Because pain is such a unique and subjective experience, it’s also one of the most controversial and complex medical conditions to treat. There are a seemingly endless number of options available […]

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Some physical therapists may offer education on improving nutrition

What you consume can play a major role in your recovery process When you visit a physical therapist for an injury, you typically expect to be provided with a program that includes various exercises, techniques and other treatments intended to reduce your pain and improve your physical abilities. What you may not expect is advice […]

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Therapy can reduce pain and improves function for lower back pain

Many treatments available for extremely common condition Approximately 80% of the population will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lifetime, and it’s one of the most common reasons that leads patients to visit a medical professional for treatment. There are many treatments available for addressing acute LBP, which is pain that […]

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Immediately going to a PT for back pain found to reduce costs

Research lacking on the potential benefits of immediate physical therapy Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and costly conditions in the world. It ranks as the leading cause of disability, and in 2014, approximately 68.6 million Americans—or 28.6% of the population—reported having LBP for a whole day or more in the […]

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Try several remedies for back pain and discover which work for you

For many individuals in our fast-paced society, every day is often seen as an opportunity to “get things done” in the most efficient and productive manner possible. But, there is a world of possible obstacles that can derail your daily plans, a painful condition like back pain can often be your biggest challenge. Back pain […]

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