Hi, I'm Doctor Jo, a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy. I hope you enjoy my video demos of stretches & exercises for common injuries and syndromes. If you have a question, just ask! Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon.

Pro Mag Pain Relief Cooling Gel with Magnesium Review

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Pain relieving gels can be a great way to help relieve pain topically without the need to ingest pain medication. The folks at Pro Mag asked me to try out their pain relief cooling gel that's enhanced with magnesium. 

Pro Mag is an all natural product that uses the benefits of menthol, magnesium, and other pain relieving essential oils to help provide pain relief. 

You simply apply the gel directly to the area of pain a few times throughout the day.

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Leg Pain Relief Exercises, Seated

These leg pain relief exercises are easy to do anywhere. Since they are all done seated, they're great if you aren't ready for standing exercises, or if you just want a simple way to keep your legs moving throughout the day.

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These 9 leg pain relief exercises do a great job of working your leg muscles.

Starting with heel/toe raises, hip flexion, and long arc quads (LAQ) or knee extensions, seated hip abductions, and seated hip external rotations will help get the blood circulating in your legs.

Once those become easy, you can add a resistive band to make it a little more challenging.  Hip flexion and hip abduction rollouts with a band are great for strengthening the legs and hips.  

Finally hip external rotation (ER) and hip internal rotation (IR) with a band are more challenging because they work the smaller hip muscles.

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After a knee injury or knee surgery, or the acute phase, there is often knee pain with movement. These beginner knee pain relief exercises should help get your muscles moving and activating without too much pain.

The first knee pain exercises are isometric exercises. These will help all the muscles around the knee. Quad sets help activate the quadriceps muscles, hamstring sets help activate your hamstring muscles, hip abduction isometrics in hooklying help activate your hip abductors (like your IT band and gluteus medius), and hip adduction isometrics in hooklying help activate your hip adductors (like your groin and adductor muscles).

Seated exercises can also be helpful with knee pain without being painful. Seated heel/toe raises, seated hip flexion, and seated long arc quads (LAQ) or knee extensions should help relieve knee pain.

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