How We Helped Our Golfer Jim Eliminate His Knee Pain and Hit the Ball Farther

How We Helped Our Golfer Jim Eliminate His Knee Pain and Hit the Ball Farther

Last week was all about getting some tips on decreasing your knee pain so you can get back to exercising again. One of the most challenging things people face in this day and age is inactivity. One of the sports that our clients love best is GOLF!

For them, there is nothing better than the smell of the grass, the calmness of the surroundings and the feeling of hitting a great swing!

If you or a loved one is an avid golfer, how many times have you had to stop because of knee pain? 

Are you tired of an inconsistent swing because of an achy knee or sharp pain every time you push off or follow through?

How many surgeries have you had on your meniscus before deciding this may be too much?

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Knee Pain: “I Can’t Lose Weight, Because I Can’t Exercise…”

Knee Pain: “I Can’t Lose Weight, Because I Can’t Exercise…”

With the new year upon us, many of us are getting started on our ‘resolutions’, or we’re at least thinking about them. And of course, one of the most common resolutions you will hear is people who want to start losing weight and exercising more. Losing weight and exercising more in 2019 are both great ideas… but what about people who can’t workout because they are in pain? 

This is a frequent obstacle at the clinic, especially for people with knee pain. It often goes something like this: “I’d like to exercise more to lose some weight, but my knee hurts too much to exercise.” Here’s another common variation: “My surgeon tells me I need to lose 40 lbs if I want a total knee replacement, but how can I lose weight if I can’t exercise?”

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Knee Pain: Introduction to the Anatomy of the Knee and the Top Causes of Pain

Knee Pain: Introduction to the Anatomy of the Knee and the Top Causes of Pain

Overall, knee pain is a bit like back pain; it seems like everyone has it, and not many people really understand what they can do about it. Additionally, many people are under the impression, often via trusted advice, that they ‘just have to live with it’ because they are ‘getting older’.  

If this sounds like YOU, I think you’re really going to enjoy this next series of articles. I’m going to start with some basic information today, and then I’ll be able to offer valuable information about how to eliminate knee pain in future articles.  

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Do You Have Knee Pain And Your Foot Turns Out?

Do You Have Knee Pain And Your Foot Turns Out?

When you squat, it is extremely difficult for you to keep your feet parallel?

When jog or run, does your foot tend to whip outwards every time you push off? 

Knee pain, especially around the kneecap and inside portion of the joint are very common areas of discomfort for many. You may been given a medical diagnosis of patellofemoral pain, meniscal pain, or plain general arthritis. But what does this mean? 

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Are Your High Heels Wrecking Your Body?

Are Your High Heels Wrecking Your Body?

Everyone has heard the phrase heels are bad for your feet, ankles, knees, etc. That statement is usually followed by the response of “But they make my calves and butt look good”. The reason they look good is because those muscle groups are forced to contract which makes them look more toned.

The real question is; is wearing heels more important than having your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and or lower back be pain free? I would hope that for most people that answer should be no, but that is not always the case.

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But My Doctor Told Me Not To Squat?!

But My Doctor Told Me Not To Squat?!

Our advice to most is, “I agree… Don’t squat WRONG… You should learn how to squat CORRECTLY.” 

If you think about it, squatting is a fundamental movement we have to do in everyday life. Whether it is getting off the toilet or going up the stairs, you have to perform a squat motion in order to even get through life. 

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Running Is Bad For My Knees, Right?

Running Is Bad For My Knees, Right?

Often, I will hear that people don’t run because they have heard it’s bad for their knees. Well that’s not entirely true. Does that mean I think you should start your first day running a 10K, definitely not.

However, I also don’t want you to think that you can’t run. On the flip side, if you are a runner and your knees do hurt... physical therapy and chiropractic can help!

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I Have Arthritis - Now What?

I Have Arthritis - Now What?

Do you cringe when you here the word... Arthritis? Do you feel like your life is over when your doctor tells you that is what's causing your pain? Here is some great and important information to give you a little more background on your situation so you can restore your belief in health's potential!

Physical therapists are able to evaluate you and help decrease your functional impairments (i.e. difficult getting up from chairs, going up and down stairs, etc.). In keeping with last week’s introduction of evidence-based practice, I thought I would share some evidence about arthritis and physical therapy.

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