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Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

Bottom Line: Did you know… tennis elbow isn’t just for athletes. Lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow – is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow become inflamed and overloaded as a result of repetitive motion. Because the repetitive motion that occurs is similar to that of swinging a tennis racket,…
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Are You at Risk for Chronic Knee Pain?

Bottom Line: Knees hurt? You’re not alone. Chronic knee pain is thought to affect up to 25% of adults and can significantly limit your mobility and quality of life. Your knee is a hinge-joint that primarily moves back and forth (flexion and extension) and allows some twisting or rotation. Every step you take places stress…
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Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

Bottom Line: While figuring out the difference between hip and SI (sacroiliac) joint pain can be extremely confusing, being able to identify which one is the culprit is crucial when you’re looking for relief. Your SI joint connects your tailbone (sacrum) and your pelvis. It’s very fibrous and have a limited range of motion –…
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Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

Bottom Line: Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body. Its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff. If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using…
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Headache Medications Cause Headaches

Bottom Line: One of the primary side effects of many prevalent headache medications is, well…more headaches! That’s right. Rebound headaches are often caused by the same medications you use to find relief. Even taking medications for more than just a few days may trigger overuse, or rebound, headaches. Why it Matters: If you find yourself…
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How To Get Rid Of Daily Headaches

Bottom Line: If you notice that your headaches are becoming more frequent and intense, it can be troubling. Daily headaches can make it challenging to have a high quality of life and can affect your work and home life. The good news is that many of the most common types of headaches can be reduced…
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The Link Between Neck Pain and Headaches

Bottom Line: Your head hurts. Could it be coming from your neck? You may be surprised to learn that neck pain and headaches are tightly linked together. A headache that starts from an issue in the neck is called a cervicogenic headache. A cervicogenic headache is characterized by a dull pain that radiates from the…
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What Type Of Headache Do You Have?

Bottom Line: Over 90% of people will have at least one headache in their life. For some, occasional headaches can turn into a daily occurrence that disturbs both work and hobbies. In many cases, headaches aren’t associated with a disease but are, instead, a result of daily habits and actions. The most common triggers for…
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Why Medications Aren’t Recommended for Low Back Pain

Bottom Line: Although NSAID medications can be purchased over the counter, it doesn’t mean they don’t have risks and dangers. Why it Matters: Over the past twenty years, we’ve seen the effects of low back pain change our healthcare landscape forever. It’s estimated that 100,000 people are hospitalized each year from NSAID related complications. Each…
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Is My Leg Pain Coming From My Back?

Bottom Line: It may seem odd to think that nagging leg, calf, or foot pain could be traced back to a low back problem… But if you’ve had pain in your leg or foot, a pinched nerve in your low back may be creating your issue! Pain that travels along a spinal nerve is called…
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