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Ouch. That Hurts!

Posted 10/6/2017 by UHBlog

Ouch. That Hurts!

Is pain keeping you from the activities you love? Learn how to handle a sports injury.

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Tenuous Tendons?

Posted 6/26/2017 by UHBlog

Tenuous Tendons?

There’s now a minimally invasive option for possible relief from tendonitis with quicker recovery and less pain than traditional surgery.

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Your Hips Don’t Lie

Posted 5/23/2017 by UHBlog

Your Hips Don't Lie

Outpatient hip arthroscopy is a promising way to treat hip pain.

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6 Tips for Morning Stiffness Relief

Posted 4/19/2017 by UHBlog

6 Tips for Morning Stiffness Relief

These simple lifestyle tips can help relieve and minimize morning joint pain.

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“My Old Football Injury”: Keep Old Ailments at Bay

Posted 4/11/2017 by UHBlog

“My Old Football Injury”: Keep Old Ailments at Bay

Learn how to minimize the impact of old injuries.

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Six Footwear Dos and Don’ts

Posted 10/26/2016 by UHBlog

Six Footwear Dos and Don’ts

Choosing the right shoes is crucial for preventing injury and keeping your feet pain-free all day.

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In Pain? Try Dry Needling

Posted 10/7/2016 by UHBlog

In Pain? Try Dry Needling

Dry needling targets “trigger points” in the body in order to eliminate muscle pain and tension.

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In Pain? Try Acupuncture

Posted 10/4/2016 by UHBlog

In Pain? Try Acupuncture

Learn how acupuncture can help relieve chronic and acute pain.

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Skinny Jean Syndrome

Posted 9/14/2016 by UHBlog

How to Skinny Jean Syndrome

They say fashion is pain, but it turns out squeezing into too-tight jeans can, in fact, cause a real medical condition.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy and Happy

Posted 7/9/2016 by UHBlog

5 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy and Happy

How daily habits lead to back pain.

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The Benefits of Group Acupuncture

Posted 7/7/2016 by UHBlog

The Benefits of Group Acupuncture

Group acupuncture sessions are rising in popularity.

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Fix Your Nagging Hip or Knee Pain

Posted 6/28/2016 by UHBlog

Fix your Nagging Hip or Knee Pain

Exercise and activity can be the answer.

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Why Does It Still Hurt?

Posted 6/22/2016 by UHBlog

Why does it still hurt? (Dealing with chronic pain)

Believe it or not, pain is normally a good thing.

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4 Ways to Slash Pelvic Pain

Posted 6/13/2016 by UHBlog

Three ways to Slash Pelvic Pain

If you regularly miss work, change your plans and/or suffer from qualify-of-life issues because of pelvic pain, you’re not alone.

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Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted 5/31/2016 by UHBlog

Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

It’s all about quality of life.

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Plantar Fasciitis: Healing Heel Pain

Posted 5/24/2016 by UHBlog

Plantar Fasciatis

Learn how you can heal heel pain.

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Pain in the Butt - What Is Piriformis Syndrome

Posted 5/13/2016 by UHBlog

Pain in the Butt: What is Piriformis Syndrome and How Can I Prevent it?

Learn how this small muscle in your glutes can put you in agony.

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Are You a Candidate for Joint Replacement?

Posted 3/29/2016 by UHBlog

If severe pain and joint damage are limiting your daily activities and affecting your quality of life, we can help. How many people do you know who have had a knee or hip replaced? It’s becoming commonplace among aging baby boomers and active seniors who want to pursue the activities they enjoy pain free. In fact, nearly 800,000 people get a knee or hip joint replaced annually. According to joint replacement specialist Matthew Kraay, MD, the three main reasons people choose to undergo joi...

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Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Posted 1/28/2016 by UHBlog

Are you looking for natural treatments for fibromyalgia to relieve your chronic pain? Ask us. If you talk to anyone with fibromyalgia, she will tell you how debilitating this chronic musculoskeletal condition can be. For some people, the inflammation that often accompanies fibromyalgia leads to pain, which can become so bad that daily living is difficult. “One key symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread musculoskeletal and nerve pain,” says licensed acupuncturist Julia Proctor-Indriol...

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5 Best Lower Back Pain Exercises

Posted 1/11/2016 by UHBlog

Taking care of your back is important at any age. We can help. If you have lower back pain, you aren't alone. As many as eight out of 10 people experience some type of back pain during their lives. In fact, more than half of all seniors struggle with back problems. Poor posture due to aging and lack of mobility often plays a major role in back-related aches and pains, says physical therapist Nebojsa (Neb) Mrkajic, MSPT. Many times, chronic back pain develops, with the pain lasting three months ...

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Osteopathic Manipulation: Hands that Heal

Posted 11/20/2015 by UHBlog

Learn how osteopathic manipulation treatment can help your body heal itself. Ask us. If you’re looking for natural pain relief to help heal your body, you might want to check out non-invasive osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT). “OMT is a hands-on method to evaluate the biomechanical structure of the body to discover the imbalances and restrictions within a patient’s musculoskeletal system,” says Robert Truax, DO. “OMT can safely be used on everyone from newbo...

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted 10/27/2015 by UHBlog

If you suffer from chronic pain, depression or unmanageable stress, learn how massage therapy can help. What’s the lowdown on a rubdown? Whether you're an armchair quarterback or an active athlete, a therapeutic massage given by a licensed massage therapist might be just what the doctor ordered. According to massage therapist Jane Smith, a growing body of evidence suggests that therapeutic massage is just the ticket when it comes to reducing muscle tension, easing chronic pain and creating...

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Balance Your Weight Lifting Routine: Fixing Rounded Shoulders

Posted 10/5/2015 by UHBlog

Are you shouldering too much pain? We can help. Mom always told you to sit up straight. That can be a challenge for those of us who spend our days slumped forward toward our computers. The result of slumping can be chronic pain and fatigue, says sports medicine specialist James Voos, MD. “Not a day goes by when we don’t see at least one patient who has pain associated with rounded shoulders,” he says. “Many patients complain about chronic shoulder and neck pain that they ...

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Learn How Myofascial Release's Gentle Pressure Lessens Pain

Posted 9/25/2015 by UHBlog

If pain has you immobile, try myofascial release therapy sessions using hands-on treatments to eliminate restrictions in your body’s connective tissues. Do you feel as if pain is disfiguring you? Maybe you notice yourself leaning a certain way or holding your body in a particular position. Usually by the time you become aware of your posture, other muscles in your body have started to overcompensate and create additional pain points. Pain that generates from your musculoskeletal system i...

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Get Joint Pain Relief the Natural Way

Posted 5/21/2015 by UHBlog

Are your joints aching and in pain? There's no need to suffer. You may be familiar with the saying, “Who needs the weather report when you have arthritis?” But arthritis and other kinds of joint pain are no laughing matter, especially if a change in temperature or air pressure makes it difficult for you to conduct your daily routine. While you may not be able to control what happens with the weather, there are natural solutions you can incorporate to help control the inflammation ...

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Under Pressure? What Reflexology Can Do For You

Posted 4/21/2015 by UHBlog

Step into stress relief and better health with reflex massage for the feet, hands and ears. Ask us. Do you suffer from headaches, digestive problems or other aches and pains? Relief may be as close as your feet. Known as reflexology, this non-intrusive complementary therapy is a form of massage that applies pressure to specific points on your feet, hands and ears. Those pressure points correspond to certain areas and organs of your body, which, when blocked, can affect overall health. Reflexolo...

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