Have you told yourself you are going to work out more in 2017?
Whether you’re considering it a new year’s resolution or you just want to make a change this year, getting in shape and working out more is a great goal! But before you get started, let’s make sure you’re on the path to success.
We put our feet through a lot. Uncomfortable shoes, standing all day, running, or other sports. But what if your foot pain wasn’t caused by any of that? What if your foot pain was caused by your own biology? Meaning you might have flat feet.
Sure, running may not be a contact sport, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune from injury. If you’re a runner, there are a lot of muscles and joints that are susceptible to injury and strain. But if you know what injuries can occur and how, it’s a lot easier to prevent them.
Can you believe how fast this year has flown by? The holidays are drawing near, and for many of us, that means traveling. Traveling can be a huge pain in the neck – literally! Whether you’re driving a few hours to be with family, or flying across the country to spend the holidays with relatives, you may be spending the holidays very sore.
Dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not always easy. The pain and numbness in your hands and wrist are making it difficult to do everyday tasks, and in some cases keeping you up at night. If this sounds like you, know you are not alone and we have compiled a few suggestions for pain relief.
As physical therapists, we hear people say the strangest, and most incorrect, things about physical therapy – mostly about who can do physical therapy. That got us thinking, if a handful of people are saying these things, how many people actually think them?
We carry a lot of weight in our hip joints, making them especially susceptible to pain and injury. Whether you’re an athlete with an overuse injury, you’re suffering from a chronic condition like arthritis or bursitis, or you’ve been in an accident, hip pain is inevitable.
So your doctor suggested that you see a physical therapist. If this is your first physical therapy appointment, it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. You’re not sure what’s going to happen, how long you’ll be in treatment, or if it’s even going to work. But we’re here to put all of those worries to rest, and explain exactly what to expect from physical therapy.