Your Turkey Trot Shouldn’t Knock You Down

Your Turkey Trot Shouldn’t Knock You Down - Running GroupFotolia 78343092 M

With Thanksgiving only one week away, many people are laced up for their annual “Turkey Trot” race.  Many of those taking part will develop severe foot pain after the race, a pain called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is generally considered an overuse syndrome of the “plantar fascia” and is a common problem in the foot. …

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The Problems With Low Back Pain and Opioids

The Problems With Low Back Pain and Opioids - Michele K

Recently, physicians across the United States received a letter from the Surgeon General of the United States urging them to assist with the battle of curbing opioid use and abuse.  The letter was accompanied by useful information that presented physical therapy as a preferred first-line approach for low back pain.  In the past few years…

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Physical Therapy and Breast Cancer

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With the month of November firmly here, we have “officially” moved in to the holiday season.  Even though October and Breast Cancer Awareness month, is behind us that does not mean you don’t remain aware! Physical Therapy is an important aspect with the recovery of any breast cancer treatment and a physical therapist is a…

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Exercise… Your Wonder Drug For A Healthy Life…

Exercise… Your Wonder Drug For A Healthy Life… - exercise

Last week I wrote about two simple ways to become a healthier person (click here to read that blog). One way is through eating proper food and the second is increased activity. Of all things that can provide the best results to your health…physical activity is number 1. In 2015, the Academy of Medical Royal…

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Two Steps To Be A Healthier Person

Two Steps To Be A Healthier Person - family running

Even with our best intentions, trying to be healthy seems like a tough hill to climb.  It is hard to start, and even more hard to stay motivated.   Actually, living a healthy life is quite the opposite.  Follow these two simple steps to start your road to a healthier you. Eating healthy shouldn’t be a…

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Claudia And Her Low Back

Claudia And Her Low Back - claudia flores

I’d like to introduce you to “Claudia.”   Claudia is a 37-year-old woman who came to Intecore Physical Therapy with persistent low back pain that she had been suffering with for about one year.  One day, a few weeks prior to starting physical therapy, she was going to take her child to soccer practice but when…

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Does Arthritis Prevent You From Doing What You Love?

Does Arthritis Prevent You From Doing What You Love? - knee pain 2

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of adult pain and disability on the United States.  It is a symptom of more than 150 diseases, symptoms, and rheumatic conditions that includes osteoarthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia.  Most patients overlook the early symptoms of arthritis assuming the pain is a result of over use. Osteoarthritis, is…

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Who Gets Back Pain?

Who Gets Back Pain? - lower back pain female

(Click HERE to find out about out FREE low back pain workshops) Low back pain can be caused by nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis.  Younger adults (age 30 to 50) are more likely to experience back pain from the lumbar disc or from a muscle strain.  Older adults (age 50+) are…

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How To Enjoy Outdoor Activities Without Back Pain

How To Enjoy Outdoor Activities Without Back Pain - gardening

Outdoor activities are a healthy and enjoyable way to live an active lifestyle; when the weather is nice, the outdoors are hard to resist.  Here in California we are lucky, even though summer is officially “over” the summer weather will continue for many more months! A reduction in activity leads to a decrease in physical…

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The 3 biggest myths that people believe when trying to ease back pain (…That don’t actually help!)

The 3 biggest myths that people believe when trying to ease back pain (...That don't actually help!) - back pain myths

After more than 20 years of treating patients, I always get a little chuckle when the patient is telling me what’s wrong…”it hurts in my rotary cup” or “I slipped a disk.”   With the internet and all of the medical websites that give you a virtual doctorate degree, they also fill your brain with some…

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