Types of Injuries

2401, 2017

5 Techniques Physical Therapists Use to Treat Chronic Back Pain

By |January 24th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Chronic pain affects over 100 million people in America each year. We define chronic pain as pain that lasts for months, and even years in some cases. Many chronic pains can be traced to previous injury areas, certain medical conditions, and in some cases no root problem can be traced at all. Physical therapists play […]

1602, 2016

Pregnancy Pains: Causes, Solutions, and Comprehensive Relief

By |February 16th, 2016|Physical Therapy, Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Pregnancy is an immensely joyous experience for many women. However, it can also sometimes come with health concerns – and without the right help, it can be a time of remarkable discomfort. For example, pregnancy can lead to issues affecting posture, flexibility, and muscle strength.

 

Luckily, by understanding what’s causing your pain and the available treatment […]

1410, 2015

Shin Injuries in Runners

By |October 14th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Shin injuries in runners are both common and frustrating. What is often called “shin splints” is actually a broad term (like runner’s knee) to describe several potential diagnoses. In mild cases, the pain is rather broad and may not limit activity, while in severe cases the shin pain may become pin-pointed and increase with not […]

809, 2015

What is Dry Needling Treatment?

By |September 8th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

By Mandi Fetters

Dry needling caught my attention at a physical therapy conference four years ago. I was in a packed banquet room, squeezed in between my colleagues, eyes wide, as the speaker explained a then mysterious treatment: dry needling. Dry needling is a treatment in which a very thin needle (so thin it waves in […]

2608, 2015

Understanding Shoulder Impingement

By |August 26th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

What is Shoulder Impingement?
Shoulder impingement is caused by an abnormal mechanical relationship between the rotator cuff and surrounding anatomy of the shoulder. There are two main types of shoulder impingement: intrinsic & extrinsic. Intrinsic type shoulder impingement is caused by rotator cuff degeneration and/or arthritis, while extrinsic type shoulder impingement is due to the specific […]

508, 2015

Upper Back Pain in the Office Worker

By |August 5th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

DEM BONES

Most people are at least familiar with the child song “Dem Bones.” Remember, the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone…and so on.
Turns out this isn’t just a silly song. Rather, it is a nice reminder that our body is connected from top to bottom. As […]

2105, 2015

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |May 21st, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel of the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a small passageway formed by the wrist bones and ligaments. The tunnel protects the finger flexor tendons and the median nerve that pass through it.

Risk factors:
• Injury: Wrist fractures or dislocations may decrease […]

2402, 2015

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis – A Type of Heel Pain

By OPTA|February 24th, 2015|Types of Injuries|2 Comments

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. 2 million Americans are affected by plantar fasciitis each year, with 10% of the population being afflicted at some point in their lifetime. The plantar fascia is a strong connective tissue that connects your heel to your toes. It can become painful and […]

2101, 2015

Reaching the Breaking Point: Ankle Injuries in Dancers

By OPTA|January 21st, 2015|Types of Injuries|1 Comment

Dancers are vulnerable to certain injuries due to the physical demand of their feet and ankles. Landing a jump wrong, rolling an ankle the wrong way, a moment of instability or the constant overuse of the ankles and feet may lead to injury. These injuries can include problems such as Achilles Tendinitis, lateral ankle sprains, […]

1401, 2015

Hip Arthritis in Older Adults

By OPTA|January 14th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis is a frequent type of arthritis in older adults, and can often cause hip pain due to a deterioration of cartilage around the end of the bones where joints are. As this cartilage faces wear and tear, bones in the hip may rub up against each other causing pain in the individual.

For older adults– […]