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Texting Thumb   Have you ever noticed that your thumb has been sore or irritated after texting or using your mobile device? If so you are not alone. Check this out! The average American checks their phone 96 times per day, touch them 2,617 times per day and unlock them 150 times per day 98% of texts are opened within 5 to 90 seconds The average teenagers will send over 3,500 texts per month (about […]


Vertigo Vertigo is a sensation of spinning which is most often caused by dysfunction of the vestibular system. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information related to regulating balance and eye movements. It is estimated that 7.4% of adults will experience vertigo in their lifetime. True vertigo has a spinning or rotational component and results in the perception of movement. Unlike vertigo, dizziness is a […]

Runner’s Knee

What is Runner’s knee?   Runner’s knee means that you have dull pain around the front of the knee (patella). This is where the knee connects with the lower end of the thighbone (femur).   Runner’s knee may be caused by a structural defect, or a certain way of walking or running. Other causes may include: A kneecap that is too high in the knee joint Weak thigh muscles Tight hamstrings Tight Achilles tendons Poor foot […]

Back Pain and Your Golf Game

The weather is beginning to get nice and spring is in the air. This is the time that all golfers who live in the UP will dust off the clubs that have been put into storage for the winter and start to golf. This is also the time that you can get a back injury from not swinging a club in the past 6 months.   ​The data reveals 7 in 10 amateurs will suffer […]

Shoulder Pain

We use our shoulders for a lot and having pain impedes our everyday movements. Shoulder pain is one of the most common areas of pain and five of the most common causes of shoulder pain are osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injury, bursitis, shoulder instability, and adhesive capsulitis (also known as Frozen Shoulder).   Osteoarthritis is related to age, sex, and genes but can also be related to a previous injury, history of shoulder dislocations, infections, or […]

Rehabilitation for Achilles Tendinopathy

LUCAS THEYS, PT, DPT | UP HEALTH SYSTEM REHAB SERVICES Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury to the foot and ankle in sports. Most individuals with this condition tend to complain of a gradual onset of pain overall with Achilles pain and stiffness after a period of resting or sleep. Patients typically feel better with some movement but then worsen with too much activity and have tenderness over the tendon. Tendinopathy typically occurs in those [...]

Sitting Less and Moving More

LUCAS THEYS, PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy How long have you been sitting today? Sitting to eat your meals, sitting at your desk at work, sitting in your car throughout the day – it all adds up. Research has shown that sitting less is important to the health of your heart, muscles, joints, mind, and body. BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE OR ACTIVITY PROGRAM, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. THE LATEST RESEARCH SUGGESTS THE [...]

Chronic Ankle Instability

Kate Hosking, PT, DPT, OCS Doctor of Physical Therapy It is estimated that between 2 to 7 individuals per 1000 in the general population will sustain an ankle sprain each year, resulting in 1.2 million health care-related visits annually. 40% of ankle sprains are sports-related injuries and most commonly occur in sports that involve frequent running, jumping and cutting-type movements (ex. volleyball, basketball, and soccer). Ankle sprains vary in location, severity, and can be acute [...]



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