Category: Health

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Relieving Your Pain the Natural Way – Physical Therapy as the Safer Relief Alternative

October 10th, 2019

It is no secret that the United States is a country with very high levels of medication. With countless over-the-counter drugs for pain management, it can seem simple to turn to drugs for pain relief. It is also a common practice for physicians to prescribe heavier pain relievers, such as the opioids that have resulted

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What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

September 24th, 2019

It is a common misconception that “sprains” and “strains” are interchangeable terms. In reality, there are some key differences between the two. In order to understand how they differ, it is important to first understand what ligaments and tendons are. Ligaments connect bones to bones within a joint, while tendons connect bones to muscles. When

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staying active

Stay Active By Incorporating These 5 Easy Steps into Your Lifestyle

August 12th, 2019

With your busy life, it can be difficult to find time for physical activity. We all understand too well the lengthy to-do list that never seems to get completed. After a full day of work, running errands, making dinner, and still trying to find time to relax, it can be tough to try and force

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nutrition for pain relief

How Does Nutrition Help Relieve Pain and Inflammation?

July 10th, 2019

Are you living with chronic pain or inflammation? If so, there may be a simple solution for you: changing your eating habits. Proper nutrition can play an important role in managing your discomfort. Many people live with chronic pains every day, unaware that simply eating the right foods can actually help them find relief. Maintaining

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Text Neck

May 31st, 2018

Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re

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The Worst Kind of Ankle Sprain by Dr. Sean Sullivan, PT, DPT – Grand Central

October 5th, 2017

Week 4 of the NFL season just concluded on Monday night following the Kansas City Chiefs last second win over the Washington Redskins.  As with just about every week of NFL games comes a host of injuries to key players on contending teams, often times of the season ending variety.   Rookie running back Chris Carson

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When a 98 mph Fastball Hits The Batter And Not The Bat

July 31st, 2017

Jose Reyes, New York Mets’ infielder, left Sunday’s game against the Mariners in the fifth inning after being hit on the left forearm by a 98 mph fastball. X-rays were reportedly negative. Though Reyes noted by end game that he was able to move his fingers, something he wasn’t able to do in the immediate aftermath

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Thumb UCL Sprains – Understanding Mike Trout’s Injury

May 30th, 2017

Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels’ star outfielder, will undergo surgery tomorrow for a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left thumb. The injury occurred – as most of these do in baseball – when the 25 year-old slid into second on a stolen-base attempt on Sunday. Trout, who throws and bats right handed, had an

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Patellar Tendon Rupture – The Final Post Season Injury That Sunk The Spurs

May 23rd, 2017

On Monday night, the San Antonio Spurs bowed to the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. It wasn’t much of a contest. After another stellar regular season, early playoff injuries robbed the Spurs of veteran point guard, Tony Parker (quad tendon rupture), and the electric small forward, Kawhi Leonard (ankle

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Aroldis Chapman’s Rotator Cuff Strain: Another NY Closer Out

May 17th, 2017

Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10 day DL last Sunday with what was reportedly diagnosed as a rotator cuff strain. He had evidently tried to work through discomfort in his last two outings, the combination of which caused his ERA to jump from 0.79 to 3.55. The Rotator Cuff Four muscles that serve different

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