The 4 Best Exercise Classes for Chronic Joint Pain

Exercise classes provide an energetic and community-driven approach to fitness. They can be a whole lot of fun, but can also be intimidating, especially for those living with chronic pain. How can you be sure that your joints will tolerate the class you are taking? Which type of class will be best ...

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Hot or cold—which will help reduce my pain? 3 easy rules to follow

One of the most common questions I get as a physical therapist is, “Should I use hot or cold to help manage my pain?” Heating pads and ice packs are simple and accessible pain management tools that should be included in the treatment arsenal of anyone living with a chronic pain. Many people tend to ...

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The Importance of Finding the Right Doctor

I was speaking with a colleague (we will call her Jade* to protect her privacy and because I like that name) about my current gripes – stomach troubles, lack of energy, aching back, aching…everything. I told her I felt I had something underlying- a bigger problem that I just wasn’t ready to face ...

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The Chronic Pain Resume: Fake Smile Pro

We all know chronic pain comes with various challenges. When faced with any challenge we have a choice to make: succumb to it or develop the necessary skills to cope. This subsequently causes us to develop a whole new set of skills we never thought we'd become experts in. Here's a feature of one ...

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