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“Why does my Pain Relief only last 3 days?”

“Why does my Pain Relief only last 3 days?”

For Physical Therapy In Spokane Valley Call Now! 509.892.5442 Call Now! 509.892.5442 "Why Does My Pain Relief Only Last 3 Days?"April 3, 2020 A lot of people are frustrated by TEMPORARY pain relief, when what they're really looking for is PERMANENT, lasting pain...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – BEST Piece of Health Advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – BEST Piece of Health Advice

With the recent spread of the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, there’s been a ton of media coverage, which includes some solid health advice.

This includes things like proper hand-washing hygiene, avoiding large groups of people, and how to disinfect the surfaces in your home and/or work environment.

And all of this advice is great… but there’s one HUGE piece of advice that I want to share that looks at the “bigger picture”.

In my opinion, this bigger picture is the strength of your immune system.

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How to Treat Lymphedema & Chronic Swelling

How to Treat Lymphedema & Chronic Swelling

This is the 3rd blog post in this series about lymphedema and chronic swelling (each post also has a video).

In the first post, I introduced “lymphedema” and the lymphatic system and explained the purpose of your lymphatic system, and in the 2nd post we expanded off the info from the first post and discussed what causes lymphedema and chronic swelling.

In today’s post, now that you understand how about the lymphatic system and what causes lymphedema and swelling, it’s time to talk about how to successfully treat it!

Our lymphedema-trained physical therapists at Gordon PT follow a 4-step approach to helping our clients succcessfully treat and manage their lymphedema and swelling.

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What Causes Lymphedema & Chronic Swelling?

What Causes Lymphedema & Chronic Swelling?

This is the 2nd blog/video in this series, which is all about “lymphedema” and chronic swelling. In the first video, we discussed the role of the lymphatic system, which will help you understand how lymphedema and chronic swelling occur.

And in today’s blog/video, we’re going to go into more detail about the top causes of lymphedema and chronic swelling, which will set the stage for understanding how to treat it (which we’ll discuss in the 3rd blog/video).

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What is “Lymphedema”? (Intro to Lymphatic System)

What is “Lymphedema”? (Intro to Lymphatic System)

Do you suffer from chronic swelling and/or lymphedema? If so, this first blog/video on the topic will help you understand what lymphedema is, as well as the purpose of your lymphatic system.

There are a variety of factors we need to consider when determining the underlying cause of chronic swelling and/or lymphedema, and it’s important to note that swelling and lymphedema aren’t quite the same thing. The difference between the two pertains to the underlying cause(s).

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