Should You Go Through With Joint Replacement Surgery?

Recurring joint pain can be debilitating and you may think that having a joint replacement surgery is the best and only option for some sort of relief. The question is, have you explored ALL of your options? There are several less invasive options to try first that could help relieve pain and avoid surgery.  …
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Conquering Plantar Fasciitis

If you have ever had pain on the bottom of the foot or heel with your first steps in the morning, you may know about the plantar fascia. Up to ten percent of people will have plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime. The plantar fascia is a thick ligament on the bottom of…
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5 Keys to Treating Neck Pain After Whiplash

Accidents happen. Car accidents happen. Whiplash happens. Healing happens. Advances in technology can be great. Our ability to travel has made the world seem smaller. Prior to motor vehicles, a ten-mile trip could take upwards of a half a day by foot. Given the right roads and traffic conditions, driving ten miles could take less…
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How to Avoid or Treat a Minor Injury

  Fall is an amazing time of the year –– school starts back up again and the weather starts to cool down. Autumn here Mankato is arguably the best time of the year from the changing colors of leaves to enjoying the outdoors. With all of the great reasons to be outside, people will likely…
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New Study Sheds Light on Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

  A new study now shows that rheumatoid arthritis can affect hip joints and knee joints at varying levels. People with rheumatoid arthritis experience pain and inflammation all throughout the body in their joints. It’s long been unknown why different joints are affected differently, but the study shows it’s due to there being different genetic…
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Cupping Therapy: Rio Olympics’ Breakout Star

  While watching the 2016 Olympics, you’ve probably noticed big red dots or welts on the skin of many athletes including swimming star Michael Phelps, and gymnast Alex Naddour. In fact, the markings have become a major topic of conversation during this year’s Olympic Games. So, what are they? –– These red dots are the…
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4 Great Tips For Sleeping After Shoulder Surgery

  Wenger Physical Therapy’s tips to help you sleep after a shoulder surgery   If there is one thing you can’t avoid after shoulder surgery, it’s sleeping. But an activity that we often take for granted, or at least don’t give much thought about before we head into surgery, is sure to be a point…
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