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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

June 20, 2022

Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of foot and heel pain. The condition is the painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the tissue that connects the toes to the heel and runs down the center of the foot. The plantar fascia plays an important role not just in supporting the arches of …

Young Swimmers at Risk for Overtraining Injuries

Young Swimmers at Risk for Overtraining Injuries

June 6, 2022

Across the United States, millions of people participate in competitive swimming. While most of these swimmers were in high school, there are thousands of club swimmers, college swimmers, and master-level swimmers. These millions of swimmers are at an increased risk of injury due to overtraining. What Is Overtraining? Overtraining occurs when an athlete trains too …

12 Myths About Physical Therapy

12 Myths About Physical Therapy

May 27, 2022

People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often …

United Healthcare’s New Physical Therapy App

United Healthcare’s New Physical Therapy App

May 16, 2022

United Healthcare and Kaia Health have partnered to create a virtual program that provides 24/7 feedback and access to tools. Here’s what that means for patients of physical therapy. While this will be exceedingly useful for those who have musculoskeletal conditions and those post-op, patients should be careful now to use it as a replacement …

Pelvic Pain While Walking: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Pelvic Pain While Walking: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

April 29, 2022

Pelvic pain is unfortunately common. Many people will experience pelvic pain either at a certain point in their lifetimes or even throughout their lives. Pelvic pain that occurs while you’re walking can be caused by a variety of different health conditions and in some cases may be preventable. What Causes Pelvic Pain While Walking? If …

How to Relieve Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy: Dos and Don’ts

How to Relieve Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy: Dos and Don’ts

March 16, 2022

When you’re pregnant, the pelvis plays an important part in supporting the weight of the baby. It also has to adapt to the size of the baby and separate to enable the baby to pass through it when you give birth. Because there’s so much happening in the pelvic area during pregnancy, it’s common for …

Pelvic Floor Spasm: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment Options

Pelvic Floor Spasm: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment Options

March 15, 2022

Pelvic floor disorders are varied and complex health problems that can wreak havoc on your day-to-day life. As of 2008, nearly 24% of women in the United States had at least one pelvic floor disorder. The number of women affected by pelvic floor disorders increases with age. What Is Pelvic Floor Spasm? Definition Pelvic floor …

Best Pelvic Floor Exercises

Best Pelvic Floor Exercises

January 8, 2022

The pelvic floor muscles help to support the bowels and bladder in both men and women. In women, they also help to support the uterus, and they can also affect sexual function in men. These muscles can weaken with age or, in women, after childbirth. If you have weak pelvic floor muscles, you may experience …

When to Worry About Pelvic Pain

When to Worry About Pelvic Pain

December 18, 2021

It can be difficult to know when pain is normal and when it’s a sign that you should go to the doctor right away. This is especially true if you experience chronic pain. Pelvic pain by itself typically isn’t life-threatening. However, sometimes, pain can be a sign of a life-threatening condition that needs immediate medical …

Treatment Options for Postpartum Pelvic Pain

Treatment Options for Postpartum Pelvic Pain

December 3, 2021

Having a baby is very stressful on the body. Postpartum recovery can take time and women who have just given birth can experience a wide range of physical conditions. During childbirth, the pelvic muscles and tissues can become damaged, which results in postpartum pelvic pain. Postpartum pelvic pain can impact a woman’s ability to control …

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