Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

July 10th, 2019

We all have two sciatic nerves running from either side of the lower back down to each of our legs. A classic sign of sciatica is a shooting pain along the path of the nerve on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,”

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What To Do When Your X-Ray Happens to Reveal You Have Scoliosis

June 10th, 2019

It’s more common than you might think for someone to get an x-ray done for a shoulder, neck, or back problem and when the report comes back, one of the first things it lists is scoliosis. People are often left wondering what to do with this information and have questions like, “Should I be worried?”

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5 Shocking Secrets People Who Avoid Shoulder Surgery Know*

May 2nd, 2019

*We acknowledge our use of the “click-bait” title but if you’re reading this, it worked! Hopefully you enjoy the jest if you read to the end. We always welcome your feedback on titles and blog post ideas, so please email us at social@bodygears.com Whether you’re struggling to put luggage in an overhead compartment or you’d

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When Your Knee Pain Tolerance is “Too High”

April 15th, 2019

There are some people who will humbly admit to having a low pain tolerance while others are the “Go ahead, punch me in the stomach” type. While socially it’s perceived as more favorable to have a high pain tolerance, this can often get in the way of people seeking a solution to pain since they

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Adapting Care for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 15th, 2019

[arthr-: joint] + [-itis: inflammation] Many different types of chronic joint pain can be classified as arthritis (over 100, in fact). Arthritis can sometimes feel like an inevitable part of aging with many people unaware of available treatment options outside of medications and surgery. It’s time to dispel some myths about two of the most common types

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Sprains and Strains: What’s the Difference and What Do I Do?

January 23rd, 2019

Do you have a joint that’s feeling loose or unstable or has become really inflamed? Do you get pain whenever a certain muscle activates? Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries that people sustain and can vary in severity from minor to surgical. While it will take a healthcare professional, like a physical

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5 Ways to Put the Pain Behind You

January 9th, 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who motivates you to be more active AND can take away all the aches and pains that are preventing you from living life to the fullest? Check out these top five reasons why working with a physical therapist can help you reclaim the healthy, active lifestyle you want

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Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

December 19th, 2018

It’s always the same story: Man experiences joint pain. Man considers his age and reminisces on his high school and college sports career, detailing the injury history of the painful joint. Man diagnoses himself with arthritis, an ailment he will now have to suffer with for the rest of his life, especially during odd weather

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