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Blue Hills Sports & Spine's Monthly Newsletter
December 2017                                                                                   Issue # 82
Run Off Some Holiday Eating!

On December 3rd, the Morrison School in Braintree will be hosting it's Seventh Annual Jingle Jaunt to help raise funds to support technology for the students. This marks the 7th year that Blue Hills Sports & Spine has been a flagship sponsor. The course is a fun, scenic 5K around Pond Meadow Park and also has a 1M race for kids (or adults).To register for the event,  click here  to be taken to racewire. It's a great way to help out the community and also help keep off some of those holiday pounds! We hope to see you there. 

Frozen Shoulder Is Just No Fun, But PT Can Help!

Often called a stiff or "frozen shoulder," adhesive capsulitis is the stiffening of the shoulder due to scar tissue, which results in painful movement and loss of motion. Some believe it is caused by inflammation, such as when the lining of a joint becomes inflamed (synovitis), and some believe it is caused by autoimmune reactions, where the body launches an "attack" against its own substances and tissues. Other possible causes include reactions after an injury or surgery, pain from other conditions-such as arthritis, a rotator cuff tear, bursitis, or tendinitis-that has caused you to stop moving your shoulder, or, immobilization of your arm, such as in a sling, after surgery or fracture. The good news is that physical therapy can help and this is a something we treat successfully on a regular basis at Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation. To learn more about frozen shoulder, click the image above. For some simple range of motion exercises you can try if you have a stiff shoulder, click here. If you think you may have frozen shoulder, get in and see one of our experts as soon as you can!

Gift Wrapping And Back Pain: Tips To Survive The Holidays.

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season already underway, people tend to be a little more stressed, a little more rushed and try to do just a little more. This can lead to some holiday back pain for sure. Here are a  few tips and tricks to avoid back pain when wrapping and here are  a few stretches to help get you through the holiday rush! If you back pain lasts for more than a week, get in and see us as soon as you can...just might save your holiday!

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