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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 …

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 …

Signs of Plantar Fasciitis & What to Do About It

Signs of Plantar Fasciitis & What to Do About It

September 20, 2021

Approximately two million Americans seek treatment for foot pain and are diagnosed with plantar fasciitis each year. Even more may go undiagnosed because they don’t seek treatment for their foot pain. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Definition Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain caused by inflammation in the tissue (called the fascia) that …

Best Exercises for Knee Pain

Best Exercises for Knee Pain

August 30, 2021

Knee pain affects about a third of all Americans at some point in their lifetimes. At any given point in time, millions of Americans are experiencing knee pain. For many, knee pain can hinder their ability to do activities they enjoy. Fortunately, there are some exercises that you can do at home that may help …

Best Exercises for Back Pain

Best Exercises for Back Pain

May 31, 2021

Back pain is extremely common. Up to 80% of adults in the United States will have experienced back pain at some point in their lifetimes. At any given moment, 31 million of those people are experiencing back pain. On top of that, 65 million adults in the US have reported back pain recently and 16 …

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