The results are in: you’re probably sitting too much.
So your doctor suggested that you see a physical therapist. If this is your first physical therapy appointment, it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. You’re not sure what’s going to happen, how long you’ll be in treatment, or if it’s even going to work. But we’re here to put all of those worries to rest, and explain exactly what to expect from physical therapy. Read more
Adhesive capsulitis, better known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in your shoulder, and oftentimes, is stiff as well. Signs and symptoms of the condition begin gradually, but then worsen over time. It can take anywhere from one year to three years to resolve the pain and stiffness from frozen shoulder. Read more
So you tore your rotator cuff… What a bummer! The good news is that you have options. Many people believe that when you tear muscles and tendons, you automatically need surgery to repair the damage. However, this isn’t always the case. Physical therapy is an effective treatment for torn rotator cuffs, and can produce equal results to arthroscopic surgery. Read more
Have you ever been going about your day and all of a sudden one of your fingers locks into a bent position and you can’t release it? When this happens, it’s important to know what the problem is, how it is caused, and how to prevent it. Odds are in this situation, you have Trigger finger.
If you have ever experienced a shin splint, you understand the pain and discomfort that it causes. We’ve all experienced that horrible pain in our lower leg that makes walking unbearable. Even though most of us have had shin splints in our lifetime, many of us don’t know exactly what they are.
Have you ever had the sensation when some of your muscles feel tender and stiff, and you’re not quite sure what caused it? If you are experiencing cramping or weak muscles, and they aren’t the result of one specific incident, you could be suffering from an overuse injury.
Summer is almost here! That means that days spent poolside and short-shorts are fast approaching. We all want to look good in our swimsuits, but losing weight is often easier said than done. If you’ve been trying to shed the pounds by working out and you aren’t seeing results, it could be because of your diet.
When you find out that you need surgery, even if it’s as minor and routine as a wisdom tooth extraction, most people’s first thoughts are about recovery. Depending on what surgery you’re undergoing, recovery time will vary. But don’t worry, there are things that you can do to ensure a speedy recovery. Next time you’re having surgery, use these tips to speed up the recovery process.
What is the first thing that you do when you feel pain? If heading to the medicine cabinet is your first choice, you’re not alone. For some of us, it wouldn’t even require a second thought. In cases of acute pain, pain medication is not a bad solution. But what about for chronic pain? Read more