Health Blog

Nov15th 2020

Hip and Knee Pain Relief with Physical Therapy

There are so many causes of hip and knee pain, from excess weight to sports injuries, advancing age to repetitive motion injuries. Whatever the cause of your hip and/or knee pain, if you are experiencing it regularly you need to find a way to manage it. Many people use medications like anti-inflammatories to minimize their

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Do You Stretch Before and After Your Workout? If Not, You Should Start. Nov5th 2020

Do You Stretch Before and After Your Workout? If Not, You Should Start.

Working out on a regular basis is a great way to improve and maintain good health. If you’re not stretching before and after your workout, however, you’re not really taking advantage of a complete workout routine. There are several specific benefits of stretching both before and after a workout. Contact St. Luke’s & East Tennessee

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How to Stay Active When You Have a Desk Job Oct15th 2020

How to Stay Active When You Have a Desk Job

At our physical therapy clinic, we see hard-working patients who want to excel in their careers and provide for their families—but it’s hard to do that when dealing with an injury. Unfortunately, many people eventually realize that it’s the sedentary nature of their job that’s directly impacting their health and job performance. Everyone needs to

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Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy Oct5th 2020

Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy

Long-term opioid consumption is not a good strategy for managing chronic pain. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids simply alleviate the symptoms (pain) of a larger problem. For very real, measurable improvement over chronic pain, physical therapy has been proven to be a much better option than opioids or other pharmaceutical painkillers. If

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Aches and Pains in the Morning? Find Out What Might Be Causing Them. Sep15th 2020

Aches and Pains in the Morning? Find Out What Might Be Causing Them.

A Troubleshooting Guide to Morning Aches and Pains Do you leap out of bed excited at the thought of experiencing another morning — or do you just lie there, afraid to move because of the pain you’re likely to feel? Aches and pains are never welcome, but they can really dash your spirits when they

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Chronic Back Pain: 5 Tips to Help You Feel Better Faster Sep5th 2020

Addressing Chronic Back Pain: 5 Tips to Help You Feel Better Faster

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 5 people have chronic pain. If you experience pain and discomfort on a daily basis, we encourage you to consult with a physical therapist at St. Luke’s & East Tennessee Rehab who can work with you to address the symptoms and causes of

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If You Don't Think Nutrition Has an Effect on Your Aches and Pains, Think Again. Aug15th 2020

If You Don’t Think Nutrition Has an Effect on Your Aches and Pains, Think Again.

Are Your Dietary Choices Making You Hurt? Some people eat to live, others live to eat — and still, others are feeding their chronic aches and pains without even realizing it. If your pain issues have gotten steadily worse, maybe you need to look at your nutritional choices. Eating too much and/or eating the wrong

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stretching benefits Aug5th 2020

Improve Your Overall Health with These 5 Stretching Benefits

Some people think that stretching is an unnecessary part of exercising. The truth is that stretching is a necessary component of exercise. According to physical therapists, stretching is an important part of one’s daily routine, whether you’re exercising or not.   The 5 Benefits of Stretching 1. Stretching specific exercises prior to exercising helps the muscles

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Arthritis Pain Jul15th 2020

Find Help for Your Arthritis Pains Today

If you have arthritis, then you know all about the difficulties with moving and functioning in daily life that it can present. What you might not know, however, is that physical therapy can help you find relief from your arthritis pain. There is no cure for arthritis, but by using the exercises and techniques that

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Aches and Pains Jul5th 2020

The Best Treatment Method for Solving All of Your Aches and Pains

Whether you have recently started waking up with generalized aches and pains, or suffering from chronic pain for a long time, physical therapy has been proven to be the best possible treatment method for you. A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, poor nutrition or an injury can all contribute to aches and pains. The bad

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