Dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not always easy. The pain and numbness in your hands and wrist are making it difficult to do everyday tasks, and in some cases keeping you up at night. If this sounds like you, know you are not alone and we have compiled a few suggestions for pain relief.
You might be wondering, “What is one-on-one therapy?”
As physical therapists, we hear people say the strangest, and most incorrect, things about physical therapy – mostly about who can do physical therapy. That got us thinking, if a handful of people are saying these things, how many people actually think them?
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.