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Why should I be aware of my body if I want to treat my chronic pain?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy

Attention to your body and how it is or isn’t working is absolutely necessary to recover from chronic pain. In fact, lack of attention is a common factor in most peoples’ health issues. Developing body awareness is often the most difficult and most important aspect of healing from chronic pain.

Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

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Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

Hip and knee pain are often a result of poor pelvic muscle performance in combination with poor walking habits. This combination creates tracking problems in the hip socket or excessive rotation at...

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