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Athletico Top 10 Blogs 2022

From Swelling after an Injury to Static Stretches for Improved Flexibility: Top 10 Blogs of 2022

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As the 2022 year ends, we looked back at the top ten blogs that our knowledgeable clinicians here at Athletico wrote on various topics related to injuries, the effectiveness of dry needling, the benefits of stretching, and more!

  1. Why is there Swelling after an Injury?

Our most popular blog of the year helped thousands of people understand the reasoning for swelling, if swelling is a bad sign, and what to do to decrease swelling.  This blog describes how physical therapy can help and when you can safely return to activities.

  1. Why Does My Hand Fall Asleep at Night?

Ever wonder why you experience hand numbness and tingling in your hand? This blog explains why this is happening and what can cause numbness or tingling. It also lists ways to manage your symptoms and how physical therapy can be a viable treatment option.

  1. Golf Swing Stretches/Exercises to Reduce Arm and Shoulder Soreness

Golf is a popular activity among males and females and unfortunately, shoulder pain can be a common reward for an ambitious swing or a long day on the course. This blog provides exercises to golfers to prevent shoulder pain before it starts or controls it when it strikes.

  1. A Physical Therapists Guide to Balance Training

As you age, balance starts to diminish. The good news is that there is always time to improve your balance and fitness to decrease these risks. This blog provides you with tests and exercises you can do at home to assess your need for an evaluation by a physical therapist.

  1. 5 Benefits of Stretching Daily

Stretching is often an overlooked yet vital component of any fitness routine or lifestyle routine, and most of us need to stretch more. This blog gives five reasons to incorporate stretching into your daily routine.

  1. Fall Prevention for a Loved One who Lives Alone

Do you have a loved one who is a little unsteady on their feet, has a history of falls, or is too “stubborn” to use a cane or rolling walker? This blog gives a quick list of tips to help keep your loved one’s home as safe as possible.

  1. Why you should Try Dry Needling the Next Time you are in Pain

It is known that blood supply helps tissues heal. So, the next time you evaluate treatment options – try dry needling to relieve your pain. This blog explains what happens when dry needling is performed and the benefits of coupling this treatment with stretching, muscular imbalance restoration, and strengthening to improve your condition.

  1. 5 Exercises for Runners with Ankle Pain

Exercise is a key component to staying healthy. If you are a runner, this blog gives exercises that you can do to improve or prevent ankle pain. If you are looking for additional support, our team of Endurance Specialists can answer specific questions or recommend a treatment plan.

  1. Heat or Ice for Low Back Pain? Why you should Choose Movement Instead

Society has trained us that when we get an injury or have an ache or pain, we should always choose either heat or ice to try and relieve the discomfort. Exercise and movement, even light, cause increased blood flow to the body’s musculature and helps increase the warmth of the deep muscles. This blog explains what type of movement is best for lower back pain.

  1.  Static Stretches for Improved Flexibility

Are you dealing with tight muscles, or maybe you don’t feel very flexible? When used correctly, stretching can be a useful tool to address tight muscles and improve muscle flexibility. Recent studies have confirmed that performing low-intensity stretches over a long period can improve flexibility. This blog provides a handful of simple stretches you can do to improve tight muscles.

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