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Understanding Your Tailbone Pain: Causes and Treatments

Although tailbone pain is usually temporary, it can still be very uncomfortable. Luckily, there are measures you can take to ease the discomfort.

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Is Alcohol Causing My Back Pain?

Lower back pain and back spasms can have many causes. Could one of them be alcohol? Learn more:

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Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are some of the most common and painful orthopedic injuries. But you can prevent ankle sprains if you’re careful! Learn how.

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How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel can be a painful and even debilitating orthopedic condition. But it’s one that can be prevented with some simple lifestyle changes.

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Elbow Pain While Typing? Say Hello to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but do you know about it’s lesser-known cousin, cubital tunnel syndrome? Find out how to prevent and treat the common condition.

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Why Does My Back Spasm?

Does your back stiffen up and ache frequently? It could be due to back spasms. Learn what they are and how to treat them. 

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What to Do If You Wake Up in Pain

Feeling achy and stiff in the morning? Try these seven techniques to ease into the day.

How Physical Therapy Can Help Replace Pain Medication

How Physical Therapy Can Help Replace Pain Medication

Pain medication is only meant as a temporary solution for orthopedic pain. For successful long-term relief, physical therapy can help. Orthopedic pain can be intense, chronic, and debilitating. That’s why in many cases, the first line of treatment is a pain medication prescribed to help you participate in your normal daily activities. Yet opioid pain […]

Goals for Your PT Program

A Guide to Setting Effective Goals for Your PT Program

When starting a physical therapy program, it’s helpful to set achievable goals to keep you motivated and mark your progress.

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How to Manage Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

Many types of arthritis can be managed effectively without surgery. Try these six at-home methods first.

Combat Work from Home Orthopedic Injuries

How to Combat Work from Home Orthopedic Injuries

After a year of working from home, Americans are seeing a rise in back and shoulder injuries. Here’s how to address these common orthopedic problems.

Keep Your Back Healthy While Working From Home

Keep Your Back Healthy While Working From Home

Working from home has its advantages, but it can also be harmful to your spine if you’re not supporting your back properly.

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What to Expect on the Day of Your Orthopedic Surgery

Here’s a guide to making sure your orthopedic procedure goes as smoothly as possible.

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Will I Need Physical Therapy After Orthopedic Surgery?

Physical therapy after surgery offers a variety of benefits — from speeding up your recovery to improving your mobility.

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Top 5 Stretches for Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain can often be alleviated by simple stretching exercises. Here are five to try before visiting an orthopedic specialist.

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