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“Golfer's Elbow" or medial epicondylitis is an inflammation of the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to theinside of the bone at the elbow. Like tennis elbow, the cause of this condition is usually because of a specificstrain, overuse, or a direct injury. The forearm muscles and tendons inside of the epicondylitis - the elbow joint –become inflamed and injured from overuse. Golfer's elbow occurs most often in the patient’s dominant arm, butcan occur in the non-dominant ar...
Posted on 2018-11-07
It is important that patients understand all their options when seeking medical help for orthopedic problems. In most cases, their first relief option should be physical rather than surgical, or even pharmaceutical. Today, we are seeking to educate patients on the specific specialty areas of physical therapy that provide non-invasive methods of treating many types of injuries. In most cases, physical therapy is the first step to recovery from various physical injuries and may in fact allow the ...
Posted on 2018-10-30
Last week, we broached the subject of Knee Replacement Surgery (total knee arthroplasty). In this week’s article, we will discuss the role physical therapy plays in recovery after the surgery.   Total Knee Replacement Exercise Regular exercise to restore strength and mobility to your knee and a gradual return to everyday activities are important for your full recovery after knee replacement. Your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist may recommend that you exercise for 20 to 3...
Posted on 2018-10-23
The orthopedic procedure of knee joint replacement is called a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This surgery involves replacing the existing knee joint with a man-made one. Orthopedic surgeons replace knee joints in order to end pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Proper physical therapy and exercise will help restore strength and mobility to the knee and a gradual return to everyday activities after knee replacement. In this article, we will discuss the role physical therapy plays in recove...
Posted on 2018-10-16
In our last submission, we discussed the role of the physical therapist in recovering from a bone fracture. This week, we will explore specific rehabilitation methods used by physical therapists to restore strength, range of motion, and mobility after the cast comes off. Rehabilitation Techniques in Physical Therapy Six weeks of limb immobilization typically causes a loss of strength, range of motion and functional mobility. The overall goal of physical therapy after a fracture is to overcom...
Posted on 2018-10-09
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