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Knee Pain Treatment at Home

Knee Pain Treatment at Home

In this video, I’m going to explain how to treat knee pain at home, with a focus on the most common cause of knee pain, which is patello-femoral joint pain (PFJ pain).

Successful treatment of knee pain can be broken down into 3 phases.

In phase 1, you want to focus on reducing your knee pain. This can include several treatment options, including the following:

– Massage techniques to the knee and IT Band
– Patellar mobilizations towards midline (patella = kneecap)
– Taping techniques

In phase 2, you can start to shift your focus to strengthening your knee/quadriceps and hip/core muscles.

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Gardening – Managing Neck/Back/Shoulder Pain

Gardening – Managing Neck/Back/Shoulder Pain

Gardening is a rewarding hobby and a passion, but it has its costs. Don’t let pain prevent you from continuing to enjoy your hobbies.

Physical therapy, a consistent exercise routine, and a plan for moderate gardening can help you to garden safely and avoid long-term complications like arthritis.

This article provides an in-depth explanation of pinched nerves and the common causes of this condition. You’ll also learn more about the effective treatments for nerve compression.

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The Most Common Cause of KNEE PAIN

The Most Common Cause of KNEE PAIN

Patello-femoral joint pain is the most common cause of pain that we help our clients with in the physical therapy clinic.

In this video, I’ll explain what PFJ pain is, and I’ll explain the variety of factors that can contribute to this type of knee pain.

This includes the following factors:

– Quad muscle weakness
– Hip & core muscle weakness
– IT Band pain and tightness
– Foot/ankle pronation (flat feet)
– Underlying arthritis

Understanding the cause of your knee pain is the first step in eliminating your pain and returning to your full activity!

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Intermittent Lumbar Traction w/ an Inversion Table (Back Pain & Sciatica Relief)

Intermittent Lumbar Traction w/ an Inversion Table (Back Pain & Sciatica Relief)

Intermittent lumbar traction can be a very effective way to reduce lower back pain, as well as sciatic nerve pain (aka “Sciatica”).

In previous videos about using inversion tables for pain relief, I’ve primarily focused on static or sustained traction.

But for some people, practicing “intermittent” traction can be more effective for pain relief, and it can allow them to tolerate traction/inversion for longer periods of time.

In this video, I’ll explain how to determine which type of traction/inversion is right for your type of pain (intermittent vs. static), and I’ll also tell you how to perform intermittent traction with your inversion table.

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“Will Losing Weight Fix my Knee Pain?”

“Will Losing Weight Fix my Knee Pain?”

If you’ve been struggling with knee pain and you weigh more than you’d like to, you’ve probably wondered if losing weight will help ease your knee pain…

It makes sense on the surface: if you weight less, there’s less force going through your knees, which should equal less knee pain…

Especially when you consider how much force goes through your knees every day with all the repetitive motions we do.

But believe it or not, most people who lose weight don’t experience decreased knee pain…that is, unless they make some key changes to their diet.

What are these key changes that help people reduce their knee pain?

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