From professional athletes in their prime to senior citizens in their relaxing years, anyone can fall prey to injuries. With an injury can come swelling, also known as edema. Is swelling good for healing, or should everything be done to alleviate the swelling? The answer might surprise you. Some swelling is fine. Swelling is a natural part of the healing process and shows that your body is working to heal itself. However, excessive or long-lasting swelling can be indicative of potential complica...
Posted on 2023-07-31
Tips for Managing Arthritis During the Winter Months… In case you were wondering, Yes!!! It’s true! Cold weather does have an adverse effect on arthritis. Many studies have shown that the symptoms of arthritis do increase as the temperatures drop. In the winter, you may find more achiness, stiffness and general pain in joints. But fortunately, there are things that you can do to help ease the pain that the cold brings. Get Moving! The less you move...
Posted on 2022-02-08
Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when two types of cartilage at the knee wear away. The articular cartilage is the cartilage that lines the bones that make up your knee joint to help decrease friction. The fibrous cartilage acts as a shock absorber at the knee. This is also called the meniscus. Once the cartilage has worn away, the bones move closer together and can rub against each other during knee movements. This can lead to painful and sometimes audible popping, grinding or clicking with mo...
Posted on 2021-03-24
Life can seem pretty hectic right about now. Eight months ago, a pandemic shut down our usual lives, some of us were thrown into a work from home situation. We had to pull together a makeshift workstation where we hoped we could get some work done. Unfortuantely, others were pushed into furloughs or job lossess that took its toll on us mentally. On top of that many of us have children thrown into the already crazy mix. Luckily, back then school was almost over and we just had to ride it out unti...
Posted on 2020-11-03
How do physical therapists diagnose and treat lower back pain? Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions physical therapists treat, and far too often that back pain has been chronic for years before a patient seeks out therapy. Many factors can contribute to lower back pain. In order to treat the pain effectively, the physical therapist performs musculoskeletal tests and compares symptoms to determine factor or factors causing the pain. Treatment in physical therapy cannot be &ldqu...
Posted on 2016-08-17
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