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Common Hip and Pelvic Injuries

Because they are the connection between the upper and lower part of your body, your hips and pelvis are critical for basic movement. The ball at the end of your femur fits into an acetabulum, which is formed by the connecting of all three bones in your pelvis. If you have an injury or a […]

published at Friday, July 2nd, 2021

How to Reduce Back Pain from Sitting for Long Periods of Time

How to Reduce Back Pain from Sitting for Long Periods of Time Lower back pain, whether it’s a sharp, burning pain, or a dull ache, can be a serious problem. It affects four out of every five adults at some point.  Pain in the vertebrae L1 through L5 — the part of the spine that […]

published at Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Support Your Heart With Physical Therapy

Start your week by educating yourself about the importance of heart health. A healthy heart is important for optimal wellbeing, and you can support your heart with physical therapy! For those in the United States, this is an especially valuable message. In our country, heart disease is the leading cause of death. According to the […]

published at Monday, June 7th, 2021

Learn How Your Diet Impacts Your Muscles

Learn How Your Diet Impacts Your Muscles Your muscles depend on the nutrients you give them in your diet when you exercise, whether it’s cardio, strength training, or flexibility work. Providing your body with nutrients before, during, and after the recovery time between workouts can have an effect on the consistency of your workout and […]

published at Monday, May 24th, 2021

Benefits of Moving Your Body Every Day

Moving every day has the ability to strengthen every aspect of your body, from your brain to your joints. It’s also not just about high-intensity, sweat-inducing exercise. It’s simple: increasing your everyday mobility will help improve your overall health, whether you want to incorporate small movements into your routine or try a new exercise like […]

published at Monday, May 10th, 2021

Why College and High School Athletes Need Physical Therapy

Why College and High School Athletes Need Physical Therapy Did you know that physical therapy can prevent sports injuries and help young athletes enhance their sports performance? Some people don’t connect physical therapy with college and high school athletes, and we find it a huge mistake. Young adults can benefit from physical therapy and sports […]

published at Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Exercises to Improve Foot and Ankle Movement

Exercises to Improve Foot and Ankle Movement

Exercises to Improve Foot and Ankle Movement A lot of people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. The discomfort usually comes from excessive workouts, injuries, or chronic health conditions, which are all challenging to control and heal. However, there are several ways to manage foot or ankle pain, and one of them includes […]

published at Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
How to prevent seasonal joint pain

How to Prevent Seasonal Joint Pain

Are you able to predict changes in the weather because of joint pain and allergies? You’re not alone. Many people who suffer from chronic joint pain and stiffness have worse symptoms when the weather is colder. Although scientists still can’t say what exactly causes chronic conditions to worsen during the fall and winter, the liaison […]

published at Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Shin Splints – How Athletes Can Avoid Them

Committed athletes and workout buffs like to think that nothing can prevent them from being active. However, at some point, the inevitable happens and injury occurs, requiring days, weeks, or even months of rest by the athlete. One of the most common injuries athletes experience is shin splints. Shin splints can be avoided with the […]

published at Friday, February 19th, 2021
Ergonomics Do's and Don'ts

Ergonomics Do’s and Don’ts

Ergonomics Do’s and Don’ts Nowadays, we have all begun to accept and adapt to the social distancing measures following the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying home quickly became an imperative for keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, and it brought many changes in our lifestyle. We all started working from home, and it seems that the […]

published at Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Returning to Exercise After COVID-19

Returning to Exercise After COVID-19

Returning to Exercise After COVID-19 For those who have been recovering from COVID-19, getting back to a “normal” routine can be quite a challenge. Because the virus gravely affects human health, people can’t just jump right into their running shoes and pick up where they left off. COVID-19 has changed many things in the world, […]

published at Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

What is Tommy Johns Surgery

  I have inner elbow pain. Do I need Tommy Johns surgery? With spring training right around the corner and recreational sporting activities gearing back up, we all may start hearing more and more about the famous “Tommy Johns” surgery to help treat elbow pain and dysfunction. This surgery tends to get a lot of […]

published at Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

7 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain 

  Studies have shown that chronic pain affects approximately 50 million people in the U.S. Considering that’s 1 in 5 adults, you are probably one of them, and you are looking for a proper solution to the long-lasting problem. As always, Desert Edge Physical Therapy is here to help you!  We prepared a list of […]

published at Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

How to Reduce Back Pain through Core Exercises

Back pain is a troublesome condition most of us experience at some point in our lives. Stiffness, soreness, and chronic discomfort happen in both the upper and lower back area. While sometimes these symptoms go away with proper medications, other times they stay around for a while and are difficult to resolve.  One of the […]

published at Monday, December 28th, 2020

5 Common Running Injuries – How Physical Therapy Can Help

Running is one of the best ways to stay in shape, relieve stress, and get outside, but the longer you run, the more likely you are to experience one of the 5 most common running injuries. Desert Edge PT helps runners rehabilitate after experiencing an injury. While we always advise visiting with a leading Physical […]

published at Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Understanding Dizziness – How Does It Affect Your Balance

    Understanding Dizziness – How Does It Affect Your Balance Dizziness can affect you in a variety of ways. It can disrupt your day-to-day activities making you unexpectedly nauseous, light-headed, disoriented, and more. If you feel like something may not be right, and dizziness is occurring, ask yourself the following:   Do you sometimes feel […]

published at Friday, June 12th, 2020

Knee Pain and Popping

It’s quite common to experience popping in your knee. However, if you are experiencing knee pain and popping, there could be an injury. Significant forces operate on the knee every day, as it’s responsible for connecting the two longest mechanical levers in the entire body: the upper and lower leg. It’s no surprise knee problems […]

published at Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
Why Physical Therapy is Necessary After Surgery

Why Physical Therapy is Necessary After Surgery

Any surgery can be daunting. While you may think the post-op recovery process is about soup in bed and binge-watching your favorite shows, you’re wrong. To regain strength and mobility after surgery, you will most likely be recommended for physical therapy. Physical therapy after surgery involves customized exercises and specialized equipment tailored to your recovery […]

published at Wednesday, April 15th, 2020