Upper body injuries of the wrist, hand, elbow and shoulder are the most common location for a repetitive strain injury (RSI) among full-time workers.
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Neck pain and poor posture often go hand in hand. A hunched forward position in which the head is forward, shoulder blades set far apart, and upper back rounded increases the strain on the muscles. Specifically, the muscles in the back of the neck strain as they attempt to keep a horizontal gaze. Overuse of these muscles can lead to tightening and spasm and ultimately to increased neck pain and loss of function.
Topics: neck pain
Physical therapists employ a variety of modalities to control the pain often associated with many orthopedic injuries. Two commonly used modalities include ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
Topics: Pain Control
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, with 3 million cases per year, affecting indivuduals aged 19-60+. It is also known as "degenerative joint disease" or “wear and tear” arthritis.
Many people wonder what type of treatment can help their osteoarthritis. Read on to learn more.
Cross-friction massages can be used to maintain mobility in soft tissue structures like ligaments, tendons and muscles. It can be performed in 1-2 minutes or 15-20 minutes, depending on a patient's evaluation.
Did you know that lumbar instability is most common in females who have participated in cheerleading, gymnastics and dancing? It can also be related to substantial disability.
Topics: low back pain
It is estimated that there are over 5.5 million people living right now with a total knee replacement. The number of procedures is growing rapidly and is expected to surpass 1,000,000 new procedures in 2017 or 2018. Rehabilitation for knee surgery is important for patients to get their strength, endurance, balance, and range of motion in the knee and leg.
Rehabilitating your knee can get you back to your daily activities.
Did you know there are more than 200,000 cases of shoulder impingement every year?
When activities performed at or above shoulder level begin to elicit pain over the side of the shoulder and arm, there is a good chance that shoulder impingement may be the cause.
Topics: shoulder pain
Are you experiencing symptoms of tight hamstrings? This could be swelling or tenderness, bruising and discoloration, as well as muscle weakness and the inability to put weight on the injured leg.
Read more below to find out what three muscles make up the hamstring, who most commonly experiences tight hamstrings, and what test you can do to assess whether you need to see a physical therapist.
Topics: Leg Pain
Physical therapy is often prescribed to address a variety of shoulder problems that result in pain and loss of function. One such condition of the shoulder commonly treated in the physical therapy clinic is adhesive capsulitis, more commonly referred to as frozen shoulder.
Topics: shoulder pain