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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.

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.

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!

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.

“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?

“Pinched Nerve” What Is It And What Can I Do?

“Pinched Nerve” What Is It And What Can I Do?

A pinched nerve can cause discomfort and debilitating pain. Depending on where the pinched nerve occurs in your body, this condition can affect your ability to work and carry out everyday tasks. However, with the help of a pinched nerve specialist, you may find relief from a pinched nerve without undergoing surgery.

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.

How to Heal a Bulging Disc! (Back Pain & Sciatica)

How to Heal a Bulging Disc! (Back Pain & Sciatica)

In a recent video, I explained how to figure out if the bulging disc(s) can be healed without requiring injections or surgery.

The good news is is that the majority of bulging discs CAN be healed naturally!

In this video, I’m going to outline exactly what you should be doing to have the best chance at healing your bulging disc and eliminating your sciatic nerve pain (sciatica).

Are Your Shoes Causing Your Ankle Pain?

Are Your Shoes Causing Your Ankle Pain?

Do you notice pain and swelling around your ankles after a long day? Your shoes might be responsible for your ankle pain. When you exercise or work, your shoes should provide a stable and supportive platform that aligns your ankles with your body, minimizing strain on your ankle joints, tendons, and muscles.

Let’s take a look at how your shoes might be causing pain in your ankles and the steps you can take to prevent the issue from recurring.

“Can disc bulges be healed?” – Back Pain & Sciatica

“Can disc bulges be healed?” – Back Pain & Sciatica

If you have a bulging disc in your lower back (aka your “lumbar spine”), and it’s causing sciatic nerve pain, a great question to start with is “can you heal your bulging disc”?

After all, if you can’t heal your bulging disc and relieve your sciatic nerve pain, you’ll want to act quickly to see if something more invasive is needed (like injections or surgery).

I have good news for you: most disc bulges CAN be healed.

In this video, I’m going to walk you through how to tell if your bulging disc can be healed, which will include a discussion of disc bulges vs. disc herniations, as well as an introduction to the “top 3 causes of lower back pain and sciatica”.

How to Prevent Knee Pain When Working from Home

How to Prevent Knee Pain When Working from Home

With more and more people working from home, taking care of your health is as important as ever. On average, 1 in 4 adults struggle with knee pain, and with remote work becoming more popular that number is trending up.

So how is working from home causing more knee pain? A huge contributing factor is inactivity. Did you know that inactivity is actually hard on your knees? It can lead to weakened knees, increased risk of arthritis, and increased the risk for osteoporosis.

Luckily there are some simple, easy things you can implement to stay active, even while working from home (or from your work desk!) No matter where you spend your 8-5, you can start on these quick tips to make sure you prevent knee pain in the future.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here are some tips you can follow:

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