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Numerous procedures performed every year to relieve plantar fasciitis are invasive and painful as it is one of the most common complaints seen in podiatry and physical therapy practices in the US and around the world.1 The author has appeared to have identified the root cause of plantar fasciitis as being tightness in the gastrocnemius/soleus muscle group and a hypomobility of the po
Growing evidence supports the use of whole body vibration, in combination with exercise, for rehabilitation of chronic pain conditions ranging from osteoarthritis to certain neuropathies.
Pain symptoms in obese patients went down after a low-calorie and exercise intervention.
To prevent or reduce pain in older adults, physicians should recommend regular physical activity—adapted to the patient's fitness level—rather than remaining sedentary.
The best way to help your patients preserve function and mental status is to encourage them to exercise—even light exercise can help chronic pain patients
When athletes suffer concussions, the common practice has been to prescribe lots of rest, both physically and cognitively.
Shoulder pain from rotator cuff disease is a common problem affecting many adults. It is estimated that over 80% of shoulder pain presenting to a primary care physician’s office is related to the rotator cuff. Individuals who perform repetitive overhead reaching, pushing, or lifting with outstretched arms are at risk for rotator cuff tendinitis.
Posture plays a significant role in the development of pain and is critical to pain management. Tips on teaching your patients good posture, including the use of postural devices
Re-activation of the deep local stabilizing muscles of the spine has been demonstrated to be an essential part of rehabilitation for the musculoskeletal system and, in particular, mechanical spine pain.
Y-Pep, a Canadian community-based program for chronic pain patients, provides hope, improves physical function, pain tolerance, and coping skills. Read review of this program to consider if you could use something like it in your pain practice.
It is well understood that muscle imbalances or dysfunctions have high corollaries to pain, joint erosion, and pathologies.1 I will introduce a newer and duplicatable pain treatment method called Brain-Body Calibration (BBC) and provide three examples at the end of this paper for clinicians to begin implementing this technique for patient pain relief.
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