knees

Keep Your Active Knees in Tip-Top Shape

Over the course of a lifetime, our knees withstand an awful lot. These weight-bearing knees of ours are vulnerable to injury, including osteoarthritis. One bright spot: Major surgery doesn’t have to be in your future. In fact, maintaining healthy knees really comes down to prevention. Looking for exercise for stronger knees? It might just be the best medicine.

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chiropractor

Why You Shouldn’t Crack Your Neck – But a Chiropractor Should

When feeling weighed down by a tight, stiff neck, the temptation to give it a good crack can be overwhelming—but you might want to think twice. If you crack your neck, you could be putting yourself at risk for serious injury.

When it comes to your spine health, taking matters into your own hands is rarely a good idea, especially if you’re unsure of what’s causing your neck pain.

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injury

How to Start Exercising Without Injury

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Topping the list year after year is (you guessed it) getting healthy. While a clean-slate perspective can do wonders for your motivation, being too eager will backfire if it leads to injury. Overdoing it in the name of fitness is a recipe for chronic pain—something that’ll surely throw a wrench in your exercise plans.

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trigger point injections

Things to Know Before Pulling the Trigger on Trigger Point Injections

Chances are, you’ve experienced muscle pain at some point or another. All too often, strained, overused muscles lend themselves to inflammation and achiness. In some cases, you may even feel a tender “knot” that’s particularly sore. This is called a trigger point (typically found in the neck, upper back and shoulders), which can actually cause pain beyond this area and into other parts of the body.

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foods

Foods to Help Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can cause severe pain and greatly impact your quality of life. The foods you eat could make you feel better.

The pain from osteoarthritis comes when the cartilage that cushions the space between bones wears away. It’s often in the hands, spine, knees, and hips and happens with age and overuse. Once the area is bare, the bones rub against each other, causing the pain.

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Season’s Greetings

Thank you for choosing Pain Stop North Phoenix this year.

May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year.

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