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Why Do My Knees Crack When I Exercise

When you crack your knuckles or your back, there’s nothing quite like that satisfying crunch. While cracking our knuckles, back, or even our necks can be satisfying, hearing cracking in your knees is rarely followed by satisfaction or tension release. Whether it is from a previous injury or just getting older, you may ask yourself […]

published at Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

How Physical Therapy Can Help Reduce Headaches

Every one of us has experienced a pretty nasty headache at one point or another. Some people are actually more prone to headaches and could have multiple in a short span of time. Due to the stress that today’s world is bringing into people’s lives, headaches have become one of the most prevalent issues for […]

published at Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

How Beneficial Hydration is to your Muscles and Joints

We are Water; Water is Us They say water is a key component for proper functioning of the whole body. Most of us probably remember our school days and learning about our body being made up of almost 60% water. That is why our team of experts at Desert Edge Physical Therapy want to remind […]

published at Saturday, October 9th, 2021

Benefits of Compression Therapy

Benefits of Compression Therapy Compression treatment with NormaTec is taken to a new level. The system employs pulsated, sequential pneumatic compression supplied by leg boots that look resemble a blood pressure cuff and have five chambers connected to a control device and pump. These leg boots apply sequential and pulsing compression to a specific region, […]

published at Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Physical Therapy for Arthritis in Hands

Whether you have osteoarthritis (wear and tear on the joints) or an autoimmune inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis, dealing with stiff hands can be one of the most unpleasant aspects of treating arthritis on a daily basis. Your hands, which are made up of many small bone connections, are especially prone to discomfort and swelling, despite […]

published at Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Physical Therapy Equipment for Home

Physical Therapy Equipment for Home It is critical to remember to relax and give time for healing whether recuperating from surgery or an injury. It’s a good idea to start a decent fitness and physical rehabilitation program after you’ve healed adequately. Our Desert Edge  Physical Therapist will demonstrate appropriate motions and assist you in beginning […]

published at Sunday, August 15th, 2021

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