How To Move Without Pain

March 2021

Increase your Magnesium Intake for your Joint Health

Often overlooked, Magnesium is part of many processes of the body that are geared toward supporting bones, maintaining cartilage strength, reducing joint pain and inflammation. Vitamins and minerals can positively affect joint health. Calcium has been well documented to have a positive effect on bone health and joint support, but it’s time we think more about Magnesium.

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Exercises for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Fibromyalgia symptoms often mimic those of other conditions, making diagnosis difficult. Fibromyalgia symptoms can occur alone or along with other disorders, and determining the true cause of your symptoms is key to receiving proper treatment.

While daily activities and exercise can be difficult due to the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia, research has shown that regular aerobic exercise improves pain, function and overall quality of life.

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Best Ways to Stay Active While Working from Home

Achieving work life balance (as best as possible) is important for more than just overall happiness. Too much sitting can have negative impacts on our overall health. Inactivity is linked to multiple health conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndromes, elevated blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels and many other conditions.

Finding ways to add activity within your work day is key to reversing or reducing the effects of prolonged sitting and inactivity.

Here are 7 Ways to Staying Active During your Work Days at Home

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No one has a rotary cup, We do have a Rotatory Cuff

I hear it every day in the clinic and it always makes me chuckle. But I’m here to let you know – you don’t have a rotary cup. We have a rotator cuff and it’s pretty important.

Even if a physical therapist determines your clinical presentation has the sign/symptoms of a rotator cuff tear or tendonopathy, that doesn’t mean surgery needs to be your end game. There are many exercises that will strengthen and help to correct the muscle imbalances that are found by the physical therapist.

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Physical Effects of Chronic Sitting

If you find yourself sitting a lot more, you are not alone. Commutes to work, desk jobs, meetings, teaching through a computer, email, zoom conferences, this list goes on of all the ways we are sitting more and more.

Even if we intentionally take a 30minute walk, we have to take into account what we do for the other 23.5 hours of the day.

So what is really happening to us when we sit for hours on end each day.

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Ways to Build Healthy Habits and Stick With Them

Making healthy habits that you will stick with is possible. Trying something new is pretty easy, but changing it into a habit is difficult. And making it a change for life that is an automatic part of your day or week takes consistency, work and conscious effort to achieve.

Studies show it takes anywhere from 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit and an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic behavior. Which when you think about it is an amazing amount of time to make a permanent change, since humans are creatures of habit.

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Done Recovering From Covid? Not if you Hand is Numb

Patients who were treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in the prone position (laying on your stomach) for ventilation, are developing tingling, numbness, weakness or sharp pains throughout their arm/hand. Why is this happening? There are a couple possibilities, but studies are relating it to this positioning while on a ventilator during COVID-19 treatment.

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5 Ways to Use a Tennis Ball for Everyday Aches and Pains

Tennis balls are great for many common pains throughout the body. From tight muscles in the neck to achy feet, tennis balls can provide a massage that can easily relieve tension and pain.

Using a tennis ball to massage your own tissues allows you to be proactive with your pains and muscle tension, but puts you in control of the treatment. Self massage works because you can control the amount of pressure and location of the massage.

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