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5 Easy Exercises for Your Hip Replacement Recovery

Exercises after hip replacement

Hip replacement surgery relieves pain for hundreds of thousands of people each year.  However, some are disappointed because of persistent weakness and trouble walking.  Early after surgery we hear “be patient” or just “take it easy”.  Or, “all you need to do is walk more”.  This approach to hip replacement recovery is just not good […]

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Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Proven Exercises to Ease Your Pain

Rotator cuff exercise

In the United States approximately 17 million people struggle with rotator cuff tears. Often, pain and an inability to raise the arm overhead becomes debilitating.  Both surgery and physical therapy are effective ways to treat small and massive rotator cuff tears.  Many factors, including the size and characteristics of your tear, determine your best course […]

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5 Easy Hamstring Stretches to Help Your Knee Pain

exercises for hamstrings

Pain or tightness around your knee can be from poor hamstring flexibility.  Research proves tight hamstrings contribute to knee pain.  However, many people struggle with how to best stretch their hamstrings.  Do you find it painful to stretch?  Or are you stretching day after day and see no improvement?  This article will show you how […]

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Lunge Exercises: How to Modify the Lunge if You Have a Knee Injury or Pain

Lunge exercise modifications

It can be frustrating when knee pain or an old injury interferes with your workouts.  This is especially true when knee pain prevents you from exercising your lower body.  Some people give up and avoid exercising all together. However, there are ways for you to exercise and move without pain.  This article shows you how […]

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Exercises for Upper Back Pain

Exercises for upper back pain

According to research, nearly 1 in 4 people experience upper back pain each year.  At some point most of us have felt pain between our shoulder blades or across the back of our shoulders.  Upper back pain can be coming from your spinal joints, discs, or muscles.  A rounded shoulder posture is a common contributor […]

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Sports Hernia Exercises to Get You Back Playing

athletic pubalgia exercises

Are you an athlete experiencing deep pain in your lower abdomen or groin when you exert yourself?  Sports hernia is common in athletes who do repetitive kicking, twisting, or turning at high speeds. This includes athletes who play soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and hockey.  Many athletes miss significant playing time due to ongoing pain.  […]

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Hip Impingement Exercises

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Hip impingement results from excessive contact between the ball and socket of your hip joint.  Bony changes or deformities compress or pinch your bone, cartilage, and other joint structures.  This has the potential to lead to tears of your labrum and early hip arthritis. Surgery and physical therapy are the most common treatments.  This article […]

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement Recovery: Strengthening Exercises

physical therapy for shoulder replacement

The reverse shoulder replacement has a specific design that takes advantage of your large deltoid muscle.  So even if your rotator cuff is damaged, you can still raise your arm overhead. Strengthening exercises in physical therapy targets your deltoid muscle.  It is also important to strengthen the muscles attaching to your shoulder blade.  This articles […]

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement and Early Rehabilitation

Reverse shoulder replacement

Reverse shoulder replacement is becoming an increasingly common surgery.  If you are plagued by painful shoulder arthritis along with rotator cuff disease this surgery is an option for you.  Also, some types of arm or shoulder fractures are best treated with a shoulder replacement.   After surgery, your outcome becomes largely dependent on your rehabilitation.  This […]

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Knee Replacement: Improve Your Balance and Walking

Balance exercise

Knee replacement surgery is a proven way to decrease pain from knee arthritis.  This surgery also results in substantial improvements in your walking and overall mobility.  However, surgery alone cannot restore your muscle strength or balance.  For this reason many people who undergo knee replacement are plagued by poor balance and falls.  This article highlights […]

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