Blog Posts in 2017

  • Can Massage Therapy Help with Carpal Tunnel?

    For many Americans who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), daily tasks such as typing on a keyboard or gripping a coffee mug can be extremely painful. Although many rely on medications or wrist braces for relief, one of the most effective forms of treatment is massage therapy. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel is a condition that can cause pain and numbness in the wrists, hands, ...
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  • Can Physical Therapy Help Treat Chronic Headaches?

    For those who experience chronic headaches , over-the-counter medication is typically considered a reliable solution. However, pain medication can take a heavy toll on the body over time. Fortunately, there is an alternative and drug-free treatment. Physical therapy. How Physical Therapy Alleviates Headaches Headaches can be caused by various conditions, including the muscles and the joints. ...
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  • Drugs Should Be a Last Resort to Treat Acute Lower Back Pain

    Besides surgery, many people believe that the best way to relieve back pain is taking medication. However, new studies suggest that painkillers should only be treated as a last resort to back pain relief. According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), pills should only be prescribed after physical therapy treatments had failed. The respected organization issued new guidelines to doctors in ...
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  • Should I Ice or Heat My Sports Injury?

    If you’re into sports or fitness at all, you’re probably aware of the simple home remedy of ice or heat to relax and heal sore muscles. Both can help remove waste products and bring in healing cells by increasing blood flow to a particular area of the body. However, using the wrong one can actually slow the healing process and even make the injury worse, so you want to make sure you get the right ...
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