Understanding Causes Of Wrist And Elbow Pain, And When To Get Help

In a typical day, you use your hands, wrists, and elbows extremely frequently. From vigorously brushing your teeth in the morning to switching the lights off before bed and during most other actions in between, these joints are very often in a state of mo
July 5, 2022

Several Exercises To Help Patients With Frozen Shoulder

One of the few common shoulder diagnoses that does not directly involve the rotator cuff is adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. This condition occurs when scar tissue forms within the shoulder, causing the shoulder capsule to thicken and tighten arou
June 28, 2022

Physical Therapy May Have Same Outcomes For Shoulder Pain as Surgery

As we discussed in our first newsletter, nearly 85% of shoulder conditions involve the rotator cuff, and among the most common of these is shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). SIS results from the rotator cuff tendons becoming compressed—or “impinged”—as
June 21, 2022

Our Top 3 Exercises To Reduce Your Risk for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be an extremely bothersome issue in your life. Although you may not realize it, you use your shoulder on a frequent basis every day, since it permits many of the movements that involve your arms. Therefore, if a problem arises that leads
June 13, 2022

Physical Therapy Is Your Best Bet For Most Causes Of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint. Up to 26% of the population is currently affected by it, and it ranks third—behind back pain and knee pain—in musculoskeletal conditions that lead people to consult their doctor. About 1% of the population v
June 7, 2022

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Lead To Chronic Neck Pain

Myofascial pain syndrome and dysfunction of the muscles that support the upper spine and shoulders can lead to a variety of symptoms in these regions, including neck pain. The reasons neck pain develops are complex and often difficult to pinpoint, but res
May 24, 2022

Hands-On Techniques Can Help Patients With Myofascial Pain Syndrome

As we’ve explained, myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, with up to 85% of the population likely to be affected by it at some point. If symptoms arise—which are most likely to be noticed in the mid-to-upper spine—
May 17, 2022

Combined Exercise Program Benefits Patients With Chronic Neck Pain

As we explained in our last newsletter, myofascial pain syndrome is a common condition that can affect any muscle in the body, but the muscles of the upper back, neck, and shoulder are most likely to be involved. The deep, aching pain and stiffness that r
May 10, 2022

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Be A Common Cause of Upper Back Issues

The spine is possibly the most problematic area of the body. From the base of the spine up to the upper back and neck, there are various ways in which pain can manifest and produce disability. Although pain is most common in the lower back, several issues
May 3, 2022

Physical Therapy Leads To Both Direct & Indirect Benefits

In our last post, we summarized a meta-analysis that investigated the use of spinal manipulation and found ample evidence from numerous studies that it was effective for chronic low back pain. But spinal manipulation is just one of many interventions that
April 26, 2022

Hands-On Therapy Technique Is Just As Effective For Low Back Pain

As we explained in our first newsletter, physical therapy is strongly recommended as one of the best treatments for most causes of low back pain, and there’s an abundance of research showing that it leads to a variety of improvements. One intervention phy
April 19, 2022

Our Top 4 Exercises For Low Back Pain

If you have low back pain, you’re far from alone. Tens of millions of Americans are affected by it, some of which are only bothered by it occasionally and others who are burdened on a nearly constant basis. Regardless of where you fall along this spectrum
April 12, 2022

Most Back Pain Can Be Treated By A Physical Therapist

Low back pain is incredibly common. Nearly one-half of all working Americans notice painful symptoms in the lower back at least once each year, and roughly 31 million individuals are affected by it at any given point in time. Thus, low back pain is essent
April 5, 2022

Physical Therapy Can Give Patients Better Results After Surgery

Physical therapy frequently produces notable and lasting improvements that allow patients to lead more mobile lives and participate in activities that they were once unable to complete. As such, it can also help reduce the need for opioids and other pain
March 22, 2022

Physical Therapy Can Reduce Medications For Hip Osteoarthritis

As we discussed in our first newsletter, physical therapy is the best option available for the vast majority of hip pain cases because it empowers patients to regain their lost abilities with their own targeted movements. There’s also large and growing bo
March 15, 2022

These 4 Simple Exercises Will Lower Your Risk For Hip Pain

As we saw in our last newsletter, several conditions can develop in the hip and can go on to cause pain and dysfunction. These problems can strike at any age, but are more likely to develop later in life and in females, with the highest incidence of hip p
March 8, 2022

For Hip Pain, A Physical Therapist Could Be Your Best Bet

The hip is a resilient joint that can sustain repeated strain and a significant amount of wear and tear. This durability is due to the joint’s complex and multifaceted anatomy, which includes a robust architecture that is built for stability. The hip is a
March 1, 2022

Physical Therapy Can Prepare Patients For Surgery When Necessary

As we described in our first newsletter, knee osteoarthritis is a disorder that involves the cartilage in a knee joint. In a normal knee, the ends of each bone are covered by cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones from one another and absor
February 22, 2022

Physical Therapy Is Just As Effective As Surgery For Meniscus Tears

The meniscus is a tough, rubbery, C-shaped piece of cartilage that rests between the tibia and femur in the knee. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus), with one on the inner (medial meniscus) and one on the outer side (lateral meniscus) of the k
February 15, 2022

Try These 4 Helpful Exercises For Knee Or Thigh Pain

Knee pain has a way of reminding patients of its presence at regular intervals throughout the day. For many individuals that are affected, knee pain is the first thing they notice upon waking up in the morning, and it is often felt during many daily act
February 8, 2022