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See your physical therapist before your next run

Summer is here and that means everyone from the elite runner to the weekend hiker will be out and about trying to shake off the winter blues. As you increase your activity level, you may find that you aren’t as physically capable as you once were, or maybe you have been ignoring a nagging pain … Continue reading Why You Should Visit Your Physical Therapist Before Your Next Run

Treatment guidelines advise which therapies may help knee osteoarthritis and delay surgery – and which ones don’t. arthritis.org – However, you ended up with knee osteoarthritis (OA) – whether from an injury or carrying some extra weight on your joints or the genetic luck of the draw – the result is pretty much the same: pain … Continue reading The Best Ways to Ease Knee Pain Without Drugs

TheManualTherapist.com – If you watched Doctor in the House on BBC recently, you would have gained an insight into the terrible suffering caused by cluster headaches. This is one of the many conditions characterized by chronic pain. In this case, there was a significant improvement as the family made some important changes. More on this shortly. Chronic pain is the number … Continue reading Chronic Pain and Headaches

These shots didn’t improve pain at all—and may set you up for something worse. RunnersWorld.com – Nothing can sideline you from your workout routine faster than knee pain. But one of the most common ways to treat it might not be helping much at all, new research published in JAMA finds. In the study, 70 people … Continue reading Why You Should Absolutely Skip This Common Knee Pain Treatment

NYTimes.com – People who regularly run or walk briskly appear to have healthier discs in their spines than people who do not exercise, according to one of the first studies to closely examine links between movement and disc health. The findings refute a widely held belief that activities like running might overtax the spine and indicate … Continue reading Why Running May Be Good for Your Back

 
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