5 Simple Frozen Shoulder Exercises to Avoid Painkillers and Surgery

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Have you ever felt like your shoulder was literally freezing up on you? If you’re struggling with a frozen shoulder, you’re not alone. Frozen shoulder exercises can be your key to unlocking stiffness and discomfort, providing a natural alternative to more invasive treatments. Known medically as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is characterized by significant pain…

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How to Sleep Comfortably with Neck Pain

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Struggling to find a way to sleep comfortably with neck pain? You’re not alone. Countless individuals toss and turn each night trying to escape the discomfort, only to be waking up with neck pain feeling tired and sore. Neck pain can significantly disrupt your sleep, leading to a cycle of fatigue and discomfort that affects…

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What Is Radiculopathy?

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Are you getting super-sharp, stabbing pains in your back, arms, or legs? Do you feel some muscle weakness in these areas? If so, it could be radiculopathy (otherwise known as a pinched nerve). Well, what is radiculopathy? When you have a nerve that gets “pinched” at the root inside the spinal cord, it’s medically known…

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Ongoing Shoulder Pain: What Is Causing It?

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We don’t need to tell you about the importance of your shoulder. You wouldn’t be reading this article if you weren’t seeking help for your shoulder pain. After all, life can become really difficult when your shoulder isn’t functioning properly. Your range of motion becomes increasingly limited, your mental health takes a bashing, and your…

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Neck Pain Relief: Apply Heat Therapy Effectively

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Need neck pain relief right now? We feel your pain. Issues with the neck, the upper quadrant of the spine, and the muscles and tendons surrounding the neck can cause severe pain and discomfort. It’s the type of pain that is hard to escape, too, because your neck is an integral part of your anatomy.…

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Coping with Covid: What to do when sheltering in place

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For most of us, our entire world is turned upside down.  Kids are not going to school, employees are not going to work, and many people do not leave their house.  As the old adage goes “this too shall pass” but currently we are living in a never imagined situation.  Here are four simple tips…

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What Do Your Shoes Have to Say About You?

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Forget about reading palms, try reading the soles of your shoes! By analyzing the bottom of our shoes, we can gain some pretty neat information about our physical body. If you have a pair of shoes you have worn for a few months you may be able to see uneven foot patterns, meaning that the…

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Holiday Traveling with Pain

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If you suffer pain, daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and daily tasks can be difficult and exhausting. Add to that the constant pain is invisible to those on the outside and can flare without warning.  This pain should prevent you from traveling during the holidays, it just requires some extra precautions and planning. Before…

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Six Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visits

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To some people, physical therapy is the unknown, not knowing what to expect at the first and subsequent appointments.  To others, going to physical therapy is old hat just like their hair dresser or barber. They have had multiple surgeries or injuries and the physical therapist has become part of their extended family. Here are a few…

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Time to Get in to Shape in the New Year

Getting into shape, for many, is a daunting task.  Living in a world of fast food chains, coffee stores and bakeries at every corner, doesn’t make it any easier. Here are some helpful tips to guide you in the right direction of getting healthy! Portion Control Portion size plays a huge part in your weight…

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