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4 Great Exercises for Lower Back Traction at Home

4 Great Exercises For Lower Back Traction At Home

If you’ve been experiencing back pain, chances are, there is nothing you wouldn’t do to alleviate it! You’ve probably tried it all: hot water bottles, massage, back brace, medication…the list goes on. There are expensive machines that you can buy to give you back traction but have you tried the inexpensive route yet? One treatment …

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Cardio After Shoulder Surgery: What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do?

Cardio After Shoulder Surgery What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do

Cardiovascular exercises are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. After shoulder surgery, cardio exercise can be safe and beneficial for your recovery if done properly. These types of cardio exercises include: riding a stationary bike, walking, running, swimming, stair climbers, and elliptical machines. However, it is always advised to wait until certain points in …

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Hip Pain and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Hip Pain And Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Do you have Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)? It’s easy to understand the causes that contribute to knee pain but does it also cause hip pain? PFPS is an overuse syndrome of the knee cap that causes pain in the front of the knee and is made worse with activities such as squatting, running, and jumping. …

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Walking After a Partial Meniscectomy Knee Arthroscopy: A Helpful Guide

Walking After A Partial Meniscectomy Knee Arthroscopy

One of the most common knee surgeries in the US is a partial meniscectomy. The purpose of this surgery is to remove any loose fragments from your knee joint and shave off any tears within the Meniscus. The goal is to help reduce any pain and inflammation that might be impacting your life. This article …

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Pain 1 Year After Total Shoulder Replacement: What You Need to Know

Pain 1 Year After Total Shoulder Replacement

Pain 1 year after total shoulder replacement can be tough, but it is important to know what pain is normal and what pain isn’t. Once you have surgery, the expectation is that the pain and limitation are fixed and should be working perfectly. It can be frustrating when your shoulder doesn’t progress after surgery the …

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How Long Will a Total Shoulder Replacement Last: A Comprehensive Guide

How Long Will a Total Shoulder Replacement Last

The total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the head of the arm bone, or Humerus, and the socket on the shoulder blade with artificial parts. The number of total shoulder replacements performed each year is increasing exponentially, as nearly 53,000 are done each year. As more people are undergoing a shoulder replacement, …

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How to Stand Up Straight with Back Spasms: Your Guide for Relief and Exercises

How to Stand Up Straight with Back Spasms Your Guide for Relief and Exercises

Back spasms can be painful and debilitating. The back is a complex structure that needs to function properly in order for you to stand up straight. When your back is in spasm you may find yourself bent over and unable to stand up straight without sending your back into more painful spasms. This is frustrating …

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Riding a Bike After Total Shoulder Replacement: Tips and Advice

Riding a bike after shoulder replacement

If you have had a total shoulder replacement, riding a bike is something you won’t be able to do right away. However, riding a bike has many benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, decreased risk of obesity, and mental health benefits. If you’ve always been an avid bike rider, you might have some questions about riding …

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