Lower back pain affects up to 23% of the world’s adult population. Though back pain can come from a variety of different sources, up to 90% of lower back pain is mechanical or non-specific. Mechanical or non-specific low back pain means that the pain is not found to be originating from something more serious, such as […]
The injury prevention category features some of the most common musculoskeletal issues that people come to physical therapy with and shares valuable tips to modify activities and decrease pain.
It’s often recommended to wear and supportive running shoe or even a walking shoe when dealing with plantar fasciitis. But what happens during the summer? Are Birkenstocks good for plantar fasciitis? The quick answer: Yes, Birkenstocks are a great option for plantar fasciitis because of multiple features that help support the arch and heel, however,
Plantar heel pain is a very common overuse injury and has a reputation for being tricky to relieve. Many times, I find that patients are unknowingly doing many of these things that can secretly make your plantar fasciitis worse. Learning what not to do with plantar fasciitis can help you stop the cycle of making
Hip bursitis can be a painful and limiting condition. It can be frustrating to try to figure out what helps and what is simply making your pain worse. In this article, you’ll learn the major things to avoid with hip bursitis so you can start feeling better. Let’s get to it! What is hip bursitis?
Knowing what to avoid when you’re dealing with Achilles tendon pain is just as important to get you feeling better fast. In this article, I’ll review five exercises to avoid with Achilles tendonitis to stop the roller coaster ride of symptom exacerbation so you can start feeling better. Exercises to avoid with Achilles tendonitis Friendly
Shoulder impingement syndrome is very frustrating, especially when the pain seems to come and go. You never quite know when you’ll be greeted with a shot of severe pain. This article will outline the major things to avoid when you have shoulder impingement so you can stop exacerbating the pain and start feeling better. What
Tape is tape, right? Wrong. If you’ve ever found yourself riddled with indecision in the sports tape aisle, you’ll quickly learn there’s quite a variety. So before you just grab any old tape and hope for the best, this article will explore the differences between kinesiology tape vs. athletic tape so you can choose the
Does your Achilles frequently feel tight or painful? That nagging feeling (especially after you were active) may be trying to tell you something (and the problem may not be just your Achilles). Keep reading to discover some of the most common reasons why your Achilles always feels tight, what you can do about it, and
Do you feel like your hamstrings always feel tight no matter how much you stretch? Then this article is for you. Tight hamstrings are a common concern, but the answer isn’t more stretching. Keep reading to learn what causes hamstring tightness and actionable solutions for chronically tight hamstrings. Hamstring anatomy First, let’s take a minute
Have you ever wondered if slapping on some colorful tape can solve your knee pain problems? After all, athletes are always covered in it, so it must be good. Taping is a popular go-to for injuries and patellofemoral pain is no exception. Although it may be popular, does it actually work? As a certified Kinesio taping