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Learn about common pain-causing health conditions, their progression paths, their causes, and effective treatment options. Our blog offers valuable information to people who experience pain and anyone who wishes to learn more about long-lasting, safe, and noninvasive treatments.

These articles also explain how Superior Physical Therapy addresses these common health problems through an innovative approach called the Superior Method. This approach aims to accurately identify the underlying cause of pain in order to develop a more tailored and collaborative treatment plan.

How Time of Day Affects Healing, Inflammation, and Pain

Circadian Rhythm: How Time of Day Affects Healing, Inflammation, and Pain   Every moment of every twenty-four hours our bodies operate according to an internal clock known as the circadian rhythm. This intricate system governs various physiological processes, including metabolism,...

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Fighting Inflammation with PT

Fighting Inflammation with PT   Chronic inflammation causes muscle loss and mobility limitations, including the frailty syndrome in older adults, which can lead to a myriad of other problems, including death.   Physical activity is a powerful countermeasure to combat chronic inflammation and...

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Inflammation, Medications, and Injections

Inflammation, Medications, and Injections   Inflammation is the body's natural response to musculoskeletal injury, such as a sprain, strain, or fracture. It is characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain at the site of injury. Inflammation is a complex process...

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Reducing Inflammation with Activity

Reducing Inflammation with Activity   Physical activity may be a powerful countermeasure to combat chronic inflammation and its deleterious effects in older adults. Whether activity comes from recreational and occupational movement, or exercise, multiple scientific studies have demonstrated that as physical activity increases,...

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Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

Inflammation, Friend or Foe   When your body encounters things like viruses, bacteria, or suffers an injury, it activates your immune system.  Your immune system then activates its first responders, the inflammatory cells and a group of substances that stimulate...

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Importance of Sleep for Memory and Health

  The importance of sleep for memory and health is well established, but scientists have discovered some specific ways in which that is so.   The process of consolidating memories, which is the process of preserving key memories and discarding...

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Sleep Deprivation and Blood Sugar

  Scientific evidence connecting sleep deprivation and increased blood sugar has researchers investigating how our sleep habits affect our glucose and insulin levels.   As humans, our blood sugar levels naturally fluctuate throughout the day and night. Every night—whether we...

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Better Sleep can Reduce Your Pain

  It is already well established that insufficient sleep can be a predictor of persistent pain symptoms in the general population and those with chronic pain, but the good news is better sleep can reduce your pain.   A 2018...

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Hip Pain and Arthritis are Not Linked

Hip Pain and Arthritis are Not Linked   Research now shows that a significant amount of people (69 -73%) whose are not experiencing hip pain have an X-ray or MRI showing a labral tear. The study in the British Medical...

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Why Bone-on-Bone is a Hip Pain Myth

Why Bone-on-Bone is a Hip Pain Myth   On a daily basis, I hear people with hip pain say they just got an X-ray or an MRI and a surgeon told them they have “bone on bone”, and they need...

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Most Common Causes of Hip Pain Don't Actually Cause Pain

Three Most Common Causes of Hip Pain, Don't Actually Cause Pain   In today’s post, we're going to be talking about the three most common “causes” of hip pain. These are commonly thrown around as causes of hip pain, even...

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Stay Hydrated for Longer, Healthier Life

Stay Hydrated for Longer, Healthier Life   We all know that being properly hydrated is important for our daily bodily functions, such as regulating body temperature and maintaining healthy skin. But a recent study found that people who stay hydrated...

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