Does back pain stop you from participating in your favorite activities? Are you afraid that you wont be able to play 18 holes on a beautiful Saturday morning with your friends because you know your back pain will act up? Is sitting and watching your son or daughters soccer game nearly impossible because your back becomes too stiff? Then you are probably like millions of other Americans who are dealing with low back pain. Fortunately a life of bed rest and medication does not have to be in your future. A physical therapist can help you avoid painful and expensive surgeries, or a life of prescription...
Whether you deal with knee pain while running, walking, going up and down stairs, or just deal with day to day aches and pains, physical therapy can help eliminate the need to take prescription drugs and get you back to your favorite activities. Here are 5 easy tips to decrease your knee pain:
1. Strengthen your glutes
Weak hips and poor motor control (coordination) can lead to added forces placed on your knee joint. Weak glutes in particular can also lead to poor pelvic positioning. These changes in mechanics can lead to overuse injuries and more traumatic injuries like ACL tears. Glute...
1. Avoid Bed Rest
For a lot of us, back pain can be so painful that the only way we can avoid painful positions is to lay down. Unfortunately, lack of movement and laying down for too long can make back pain worse. This also applies to sitting for too long. If you are dealing with back pain, get up and move frequently. Every hour take a couple of minutes to get up, walk around and stretch.
2. Regular Exercise
Regular exercise, particularly core exercises are great to help alleviate and prevent back pain. Core exercises don’t necessarily mean performing 100’s of crunches every day. Try stability...
We were excited to be guests on RTP business live to talk more about our Cary NC physical therapy, personal training, and massage therapy practice. This opportunity was a great way for us to connect with potential clients and patients. We hope this video helps you understand more about what we do at Prue Physical Therapy, and if you have any questions give us a call at 919-678-8828.
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