Just as most of us take for granted the act of breathing air, most of us take for granted our two hands and ten fingers. These small appendages play a huge role in carrying out the many tasks of daily living –brushing our teeth, tying our shoes, scratching our itches, dialing our cell phones, etc., etc., etc. It is only when we have difficulty breathing that we consciously think about it. And, it is only when one or more of our fingers are injured that we realize what a loss it is to have limited use of our fingers.
Physical therapy is one of your treatment options for improving your range of motion if you have been diagnosed with shoulder arthritis. It’s a great long term solution for maintaining functionality and reducing chronic pain. Here is what you should expect if you go to physical therapy for your shoulder arthritis.
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Arthritis is an extremely painful condition that causes joint stiffness and reduces range of motion. Ironically, though, the pain of arthritis can lead to a vicious cycle—you reduce your movement because it hurts, which causes your joints to become even stiffer, which causes more pain.
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Suffering a stroke is a major medical event for anyone, regardless of age or gender. It is critical to seek emergency medical care right away. Full recovery, though, takes a long time and typically involves physical therapy as well as other treatments. Here is what to expect from physical therapy following a stroke.
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You already know that physical therapy can be a life saver when you’ve recently undergone surgery or after an injury. However, these aren’t the only times when you can benefit from seeing a physical therapist. Physical therapists can provide relief for women who suffer from common women’s health disorders. Here are some of the common conditions women face with which physical therapy can help, as well as what new clients can expect.
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Back surgery is considered major surgery, and it is most successful when undertaken as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Rehabilitation in the form of physical therapy is critical to getting you back on your feet as soon as possible, as well as in ensuring that you recover as completely as you can.
Physical therapy after back surgery takes several forms as you progress through the healing process. Here is what to expect.
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Knee replacement surgery can help restore functionality and reduce pain in knee joints. If you’re going to have knee replacement surgery, you may wonder what the recovery process is going to be like. Here’s what you can expect during your knee replacement recovery.
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A total knee replacement, or TKR, requires an active rehabilitation process to return you to a healthy and active lifestyle. Although it can sometimes seem overwhelming, a 12-week protocol with a licensed physical therapist (PT) can help you heal and vastly improve the long-term prognosis for your new knee. Here is what to expect.
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Tennis elbow is actually the common name for elbow tendonitis or tendinosis resulting from overuse due to repetitive motion events. It gets its name from the fact that nearly half of all tennis players eventually suffer from it, but this group makes up less than five percent of all cases. Lateral elbow tendinosis occurs in the outside of the elbow, while medial elbow tendinosis (sometimes called golfer’s elbow) occurs in the inside of the elbow.
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Hip replacement surgery can offer you better joint function and less pain. However, before you can benefit from either, you’ll undergo a recovery period during which your body will heal from the surgery, and you’ll work to strengthen the area around the joint. Fortunately, there are predictable phases that happen after surgery.
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