Lymphedema: What is it and How can it be Treated?

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Do you come home from work with swelling in your legs at the end of the day? Have you tried compression stockings for swelling, but find they don’t work or are too difficult to put on? Do you have swelling in your arms since breast cancer? If so, you might have lymphedema. Seeing a Certified Lymphedema Therapist may be the …

Car Repair and Hand Therapy: Common Concerns?

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What if your car stops working as it should and you need to get it fixed? Do you fix it yourself, take it to a general fix-it shop, or take it to a certified mechanic specifically trained to work with your brand of car? Who is the most trained and will provide the best service? When you have shoulder, arm, …

HEAT vs ICE: When hurt what is best?

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If you’re anything like a lot of our patients, you probably don’t know which injuries need heat and which need ice. If you do know (kudos to you), you may not know the reasoning behind why one is better than the other. Today, we’re going to discuss when it’s better to use ice or heat, and how to do so …

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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Chickpeas are loaded with fiber and protein. They’re a healthy option if you’re in the mood for a salty, crunchy snack.  Chickpeas contain vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, iron, B-6, K and folate. Follow this simple recipe for a delicious and nutritious snack! Ingredients: 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas 1 tbsp. of olive or coconut oil Spices of …

Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the ball of your foot. The main job of the plantar fascia is to support the arch of your foot. What causes plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis occurs when your plantar fascia becomes inflamed (this sometimes leads to …

Ankle Tendinitis

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What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are the tissues that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendinitis causes pain near the affected joint. Ankle tendinitis is when this occurs in one of the tendons around your ankle. What Causes Ankle Tendinitis? Tendon inflammation (tendinitis) can occur due to overuse, repetitious activity, trauma, bio-mechanical asymmetries, strength deficits/imbalances, …

New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year, New Me! This is a phrase I’ve been seeing a lot lately. There’s something about the new year that makes us all want to be better people. Some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are to get in shape or lose weight. These resolutions, along with the majority of others, fail by February. Various studies have shown …