What works best for relieving sore muscle knots?

Posted by Katelyn Berens, LAT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on May 1, 2019 12:33:45 PM

Muscle knots, also known as trigger points, are focal areas of sensitive muscle and connective tissue kept in a state of contraction.  This feels like a “knot.”  These can develop anywhere in the body. Some common areas include the neck and shoulders, lower back and calves. Muscle knots can be caused by physical stress, poor posture, dehydration, injury, stress, heavy lifting or repetitive motions.
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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation

'I have hope for the future' - Treat chronic pain with help from Ridgeview's Spine & Pain Center

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Apr 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Pain can be the result of physiological or mechanical damage to a person’s body, but acute and chronic pain conditions can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to function normally and maintain a desired quality of life.

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Sports Specialization – What’s all the hype?

Posted by Katelyn Berens, LAT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Apr 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Youth sports today look different than they did just a few generations ago. In the past, “play” was a pick-up game after school, it was recreational and unstructured, the goal was to have fun, socialize and develop a lifelong love of physical activity. Today’s youth “play” is adult-led, structured and focused on winning. This competitive shift in youth sports has led to an increasing number of children specializing in one sport at a young age. The benefits of youth sports are countless; however, early sports specialization may threaten these positive aspects.

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Topics: Rehabilitation

A patient's story: Baby Miles was in the right place at the right time

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Apr 10, 2019 9:54:20 AM

Ridgeview has a long-standing reputation throughout the west metro and beyond as the place to have a baby. And for families with medical emergencies, it truly becomes the right place at the right time for special deliveries.

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Topics: Women's Health

How does immunotherapy work?

Posted by Purvi Gada, MD, Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Apr 2, 2019 1:30:00 PM

You may have heard about the latest development in treating cancer using the immune system. But how does this work and what is immunotherapy and can it work for everyone?

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Why do you need a colonoscopy?

Posted by Purvi Gada, MD, Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Mar 26, 2019 1:30:00 PM

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to remind all men and women to speak with their health care providers about getting screened for the disease. By finding cancer or polyps early that may become cancer, it is easier to treat and possibly cure.

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Clinical trials for cancer patients: What are they and who can participate?

Posted by Purvi Gada, MD, Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Mar 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Through clinical trials, doctors find new ways to improve treatments and the quality of life for people with disease.

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Have you or your loved one had a serious fall? Follow these six tips to prevent it from happening again.

Posted by Katie Trent, PT, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center on Mar 12, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Falling can put a serious cramp in anyone’s style, but especially older adults. Not only can you injure yourself—possibly breaking a bone—but the fear of falling again can mess with your head. It can start a vicious cycle of inactivity, causing physical deterioration, and leading to a higher likelihood of falling again. An individual who has had a serious fall just once can begin this cycle.

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Try these fun and easy ways to help your child develop language skills

Posted by Ridgeview Pediatric Rehab Staff on Mar 5, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Parents play a critical role in a child's language development. Studies have shown that children who are read to and spoken with a great deal during early childhood will have larger vocabularies and better grammar than those who aren't according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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Are you getting enough calcium and vitamin D as you age?

Posted by Heather Wilson, DO, Ridgeview Westonka Clinic on Feb 26, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Osteoporosis is something all women should prepare for no matter their age. After age 30, women begin to gradually lose the inner portion of their bones due to sensitivity to hormones, including estrogen, and the amount of calcium in their bones decreases. Osteoporosis weakens bones, leading to the likelihood of fractures, particularly in the hip, wrist and vertebrae.

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Topics: Women's Health

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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