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Are You Taking Opioids for Your Arthritis Pain? You Need to Read This.

November 10th, 2019

What if someone told you that the opioids you’re taking for pain relief are actually making your arthritis worse? You’d probably want to listen to that person. Opioids like morphine and oxycodone alter your perception of pain. You might be “feeling no pain” when you take these pills, but it’s actually doing nothing to improve

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Chronic Back Pain Doesn’t Have to be Your Story. Understand 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help.

October 20th, 2019

Chronic back pain leads many people to consider surgery or addictive painkillers to deal with the problem. The depression that can accompany serious, long-lasting back pain can lead people to think that. But what if surgery or opioids didn’t need to be a part of your story? If you’ve been thinking about surgery to finally

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Do You Depend on Opioids to Keep You Moving? Understand how PT can Kick Your Opioid Dependence.

October 10th, 2019

Do you rely on drugs such as oxycodone or hydrocodone to help you get through your day without agonizing pain? Do you worry that these drugs may be placing your health at unacceptable risk? Do you feel anxious or count the minutes until your next dosage of these pain relievers regardless of that risk? If

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Tired of Your Hip and Knee Pain? Find Lasting Relief with Physical Therapy

September 20th, 2019

Is it difficult for you to engage in your regular activities due to hip or knee pain? Whether your hip or knee pain occurs when you’re moving or sitting, physical therapy can help get you back to your regular routine. Be sure to call St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine for a consult to find

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Get to the Root of Your Back Pain. Could it be a Herniated Disc?

September 10th, 2019

Do you sometimes feel pain like an electric shock radiating from your lower back down to your legs? Do you experience muscle weakness or numbness in your arms or legs? If so, be sure to schedule a free consult with St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine for a proper diagnosis. You just may have a herniated

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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

August 20th, 2019

There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do you know whether it is an injury that

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Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Can Help Ditch the Pain Meds.

August 10th, 2019

It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some 11.5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in some way, costing an estimated $504 million

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What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

July 20th, 2019

It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery from surgery long before you went under the knife? Pre-hab or preventative rehabilitation helps

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Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

July 10th, 2019

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require

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5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

June 20th, 2019

Millions of individuals live with varying degrees of pain while also experiencing limited amounts of energy. There are several quick and effective ways you can increase your energy levels while reducing pain. Incorporating physical therapy into your regular routine is one way to limit pain. Call St. Francis Rehab for more information regarding the use of

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