5 Simple Frozen Shoulder Exercises to Avoid Painkillers and Surgery

a close up of a hand on a woman's shoulder doing frozen shoulder exercises

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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The Connection Between Neck Pain and Headaches: 5 Signs You Need to Know

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Are your neck pain and headaches more interconnected than you realize? If you’ve ever found yourself grappling with both, you’re not alone. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the relationship between neck pain and headaches. Understanding this connection is crucial for effective management and relief. So, let’s take a look at how to…

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Why You Should Get Physical Therapy For Post-Car Accident Back Pain Treatment

physical therapy for back pain after car accident

Back pain after a car accident can quickly become a burden on your daily life. The good news is that physical therapy offers a path toward relief. Through a combination of exercises, stretches, and manual techniques, a skilled physical therapist can strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce inflammation. Physical therapy goes beyond temporary comfort—it…

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What Is The Difference Between Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome?

difference between sciatica and piriformis syndrome

What’s the difference between sciatica and piriformis syndrome? Have you ever experienced a nagging pain in your lower back or buttocks that radiates down your leg? It’s easy to jump to conclusions and label any shooting leg pain as sciatica. However, there’s a lesser-known culprit that could be at play—piriformis syndrome. Both conditions can cause…

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How To Sleep with Sciatica and Back Pain

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Have you ever wondered why sciatica seems to flare up more at night, disrupting your much-needed sleep? Sciatica, a condition that causes pain along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to each leg, can significantly impact your sleep and your overall quality of life. This condition is typically caused by issues…

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5 Ways To Alleviate Foot Pain When Walking

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Picture this: It’s a gorgeous, sunny day outside. You lace up your favorite walking shoes, eager to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park. But when you start walking a familiar, unwelcome sensation creeps into your feet — pain. What should be a relaxing, enjoyable activity quickly turns into a struggle, with each step becoming…

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Radiculopathy vs Neuropathy: What’s the Difference?

woman suffering with neuropathy in the foot

Navigating the complex world of nerve-related conditions can be tricky, especially when it comes to understanding the differences between the different types! As a physical therapist, I often encounter patients who are confused about radiculopathy vs neuropathy, and it’s easy to see why. Though they share some similarities, radiculopathy and neuropathy are distinct conditions with…

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Tips to Avoid Foot and Ankle Pain During the Holiday Shopping Season

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The holiday shopping season can take a toll on our feet and ankles, leading to discomfort and pain. In this blog post, we will explore effective strategies to prevent and relieve foot and ankle pain while shopping. From taking regular breaks and practicing stretching exercises to utilizing supportive accessories, we will provide you with practical…

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Soothe Sharp Hip Pain with These Proven Tips

woman with sharp pain in hip

Experiencing a sudden, sharp pain in the hip can be both alarming and debilitating. It’s a common complaint among many of my patients at our physical therapy clinic, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for some answers and relief. Hip pain can stem from a variety of causes, ranging from acute injuries…

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Is It Safe To Exercise in Cold Weather?

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Braving the chill for a workout session might seem daunting, but exercise in cold weather can be incredibly refreshing and invigorating if done right. In this blog post, we’ll go through key considerations and provide practical tips to ensure your winter workouts are not only safe but also effective. More Posts Like This From Intecore:…

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