Penrose Physical Therapy
30
Jul 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Knee Pain: “3 Things You Could Be Doing That Make Knee Pain Worse”

Have you ever experienced knee pain? The kind that slows you down in life. It bothers you to walk up and down the stairs or hurts every time you bend down. It aches when you sit, and just generally leaves you feeling frustrated and wondering when it’s finally going to wear off… If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. Painful knees are one of the most common things we see people living with at Penrose Physical Therapy. And a lot of people get frustrated because they don’t understand WHY it’s happening to them. Some people think knee pain is just a part of ‘getting old’, because a friend or close family member told them it happens to everyone. Some people think knee pain is one of those things that comes and goes, hoping it’ll magically disappear one day when they wake up… (but it ends up staying longer, and sometimes gets worse). The sudden onset of knee pain can be confusing. Sometimes it happens because of a nasty fall or a movement you did that set it off. But more often than not, we see people suffering with knee pain because of everyday habits we do without even realizing. Maybe these habits are making your knee pain worse too? Here’s 3 of the most common bad habits we see people doing… 1. Wearing The Wrong Shoes. It’s sad but true, your favorite pair of heels, or smart… Read More
23
Jul 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

“Announcing The New ‘Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop’ In Lacey That’ll Show You Precisely What To Do, To Put An End To Low Back Pain & Sciatica, For GOOD…”

If you or a loved one suffer from chronic back pain then attending this Workshop may be the most important thing you do this year. It may unlock mystery of your back pain. It can show you a way to get back to the life you deserve… A life where you can sleep at night without tossing and turning. Hoping to find one position where the pain stops. One where you can wake up in the morning and not take 20 minutes to get out of bed. Followed by another 20 minutes to put on your socks and shoes. A life where you can pick up and play with your kids or grandkids without worrying when your back is going to “go out” and leave you crippled on the floor. A life where you can do and enjoy all the things you see so many enjoying. Things you want to do but your bad back has kept you sidelined. …Basically, a life without the curse of back pain. If You Feel Let Down, Disappointed, And Even Skeptical About What can Be Done To Help You, Then Read On… My name is Jennifer Penrose, Lacey’s leading back pain specialist. I have been helping people live with much less back pain for more than a decade now. And what we know now is that so many people are confused by the advice they’ve previously been given. They’re unsure about why it didn’t work out. Perhaps even skeptical about their… Read More
16
Jul 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Last Monday I Was Scared… My Back Hurt So Much I Couldn’t Even Walk”…

Revealed: How, For Over 12 Years, More Than 80 People Per Week In The Lacey Area Have Ended Their Crippling Back Pain WITHOUT Needing Referral From A Doctor (Or Paying For Chiropractic)…   Do you or a loved one suffer from chronic back pain – so bad that it can even stop you from walking? Then reading this report may be the most important thing you do this year. It may unlock the agonizing mystery of your pain. It may even show you a way to get back to the life you deserve… A life where you can sleep at night without tossing and turning, hoping to find one position where the pain stops. One where you can wake up in the morning and not take 20 minutes to get out of bed. Then another 20 minutes to put on your socks and shoes, always restricted by a back so stiff and tight.  A life where you can pick up and play with your kids without worrying when your back is going to “go out” and leave you crippled on the floor. And a life where you can do and enjoy all the things you see so many others doing and enjoying but your pain has kept you watching from the side-lines. …Basically a life without the curse of back pain. Finally, one of the nation’s leading back pain experts, Jennifer Penrose, has written a tips report. She’s a specialist from Lacy who has already helped 100’s of people over the last decade with… Read More
09
Jul 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Back Pain: “I Get Back Pain Doing Crunches – Is Something Wrong?”

A lady emailed the clinic a few days ago and asked: “I get back pain when I’m doing sit-ups/ crunches. Am I doing something wrong, or should I avoid them?” Great question! I’m glad she asked me this this time of year. People begin to get more active for summer vacations so we see a big rise in the number of people with back pain. Crunches are one of the most common go-to exercises to get your “abs summer ready”. But are they effective? And more importantly, can this exercise cause back pain? Ever tried to do an ab workout and realized halfway that your back is feeling things it shouldn’t? You’re not alone. For me (and most of our patients) it’s any ab exercise that asks me to sit up on my tailbone. Or move my legs that causes a slight twinge in my back. Which is frustrating when you want to keep active but can’t because your back is in pain! To understand why this happens, you have to remember the abs and lower back are part of your core. While we often think of our core as being our abs – the abs are only one part of the equation. Your core is made up of a group of muscles that work together to support the body. It wraps around the entire body, and includes muscles that are in your lower back too. What’s actually happening When you do any exercises for the core, you’re impacting… Read More
03
Jul 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Back Pain: 5 Daily Habits That Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked all the time at Penrose Physical Therapy all about stiffness: “Jennifer, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I’m just incredibly stiff when I wake up on a morning, and I feel it throughout the day, which means I can’t do things as easily as I’d like. Any advice?” I’ve got plenty of tips and advice to help reduce stiffness. But first I want to clear up ‘why’ we feel stiff in the first place. A lot of people we see think that stiffness is something we feel are we get older – and while there’s some truth in that, stiffness isn’t always directly related to how old you are. Yes, as you get older your joints and muscles might get stiff if you don’t exercise regularly. And it’s true that your joints become less flexible as the lubricating fluid inside them decreases, and the cartilage becomes thinner as you age… But there’s some other points to factor in too. Where to start Not drinking enough fluids and dehydration can also lead to stiff muscles. Muscles are active tissues, which means they’re the kind of tissue that requires the most water in the body. Inactivity is another culprit – leaving your muscles in one place for a prolonged period (sleep, sitting in a chair, driving for hours etc.) can cause them to stiffen. Another cause can be related to stress – when we’re… Read More

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