Early Rehabilitation Leads to Less Surgery and Opioid Use for Nontraumatic Knee Pain

Early Rehabilitation Leads to Less Surgery and Opioid Use for Nontraumatic Knee Pain

A new study finds that earlier rehabilitation for nontraumatic knee pain results in lower usage of opioids, injections, and knee surgeries. The University of Pittsburgh conducted the study to test if receiving physical therapy earlier produced benefits down the road. In the end, they concluded, “Yes.” The study analyzes the records of over 52,000 Medicare
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A Study Shows New Potential Rehabilitation Treatments for Stroke Patients

A Study Shows New Potential Rehabilitation Treatments for Stroke Patients

Strokes may have adverse effects on people’s physical mobility. It’s not uncommon for stroke patients to have to go to physical therapy to regain their mobility. A new recent study potentially shows some new and more unusual treatment options for stroke rehabilitation patients. In this study, conducted by researchers in Sweden and Australia, 123 participants
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Liniment Oil: Old Folktale or Genius Anti-Inflammatory in Disguise?

Liniment Oil: Old Folktale or Genius Anti-Inflammatory in Disguise?

A common active ingredient in some liniments Vitex nengudo (more commonly known as the Chinese chaste tree) has long been hailed as a wonder in herbal medicine. It’s been touted as being able to treat conditions ranging from arthritis to asthma. This is because of its supposed anti-inflammatory properties. However, is there any truth to
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New Research on Neck Flexibility and Age

New Research on Neck Flexibility and Age

It appears that decreasing flexibility in the neck is common as we pass age 40, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do something about it. A study published recently in the peer-review journal Spine gives us new insight into how getting older affects the function of our neck. Physical therapists generally accept that neck range
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