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ACL PATELLAR TENDON GRAFT Surgery Guide

ACL PATELLAR TENDON GRAFT Surgery Guide
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizer of the knee joint. This key knee ligament is commonly torn during sports activities. The standard operation to fix a torn ACL is with a patellar tendon graft. The surgeon takes out the middle section of the patellar tendon below the kneecap (patella). This new graft includes the strip of tendon, along with attached plugs of bone on each end. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as a bone-patellar-tendon-bone graft. The surgeon re...
Posted on 2020-08-07

HEADACHES Complete Injury Guide

HEADACHES Complete Injury Guide
Headaches can be caused by a large variety of reasons. Those suffering from regular headaches are often aware of the cause of their headache, however in many cases, the cause of a headache may go unknown.
Posted on 2020-08-06

PHYSICAL THERAPY TRAINING

PHYSICAL THERAPY TRAINING
Clients are often curious on what training Physical Therapists go through in our journey to become equipped to help people address pain and mobility issues that are the result of traumatic injuries, chronic conditions, and surgeries. Physical Therapy is an essential field in which those who are interested must be ready and willing to undergo extensive training in a broad range of practice areas.
Posted on 2020-08-01

MUSCLE STRAINS Complete Injury Guide

MUSCLE STRAINS Complete Injury Guide
Muscles make up over half of the weight of a human body and they are required to make even the smallest of movements such as nodding your head or tapping your toe.  If too much stretch is put through one of your muscles you may end up with a painful muscle strain.  If the similar type of injury occurred to one of the ligaments in your body, it is termed a sprain.
Posted on 2020-07-29

TMJ Complete Injury Guide

TMJ Complete Injury Guide
The temporomandibular joint, commonly called the TMJ, is your jaw joint. There are two temporomandibular joints, one on each side of your head, just in front of your ears. If you place your fingertips on top of the skin in front of your ears and open your mouth so your jaw drops you will feel the joint moving under your fingers. A single specific cause of TMJ pain can often be difficult to discern as it is frequently due to a combination of factors affecting the joint.
Posted on 2020-07-24

NECK PAIN Complete Injury Guide

NECK PAIN Complete Injury Guide
Neck pain is a common reason people visit their doctor. Neck pain typically doesn't start from a single injury. Instead, the problem usually develops over time from the stress and strain of daily activities. Eventually, the parts of the spine begin to degenerate. The degeneration can become a source of neck pain. Knowing how your neck normally works and why you feel pain are important in helping you care for your neck problem. Patients are often less anxious and more satisfied with their care w...
Posted on 2020-07-22

SHOULDER INSTABILITY Complete Injury Guide

SHOULDER INSTABILITY Complete Injury Guide
Shoulder instability means that the shoulder joint is too loose and is able to slide around too much in the socket. In some cases, the unstable shoulder actually slips out of the socket. If the shoulder slips completely out of the socket, it has become dislocated. If not treated, instability can lead to arthritis of the shoulder joint.
Posted on 2020-07-15

PREVENTING AND TREATING RUNNING INJURIES

PREVENTING AND TREATING RUNNING INJURIES
Running is a major component of many sports, and a favorite recreational activity for many. When executed properly, running provides enjoyment and boosts overall health, but there are a variety of reasons why running injuries can occur.  Improper warm up, pushing the body too hard and too soon, running accidents, and running with poor mechanics, or improper or worn out shoes are all factors that increase the risk of experiencing a running injury.
Posted on 2020-07-04

POSTURE: Here's Why Momma Was Right

POSTURE: Here's Why Momma Was Right
Posture: Here's Why Momma Was Right   Welcome to ’s guide on the importance of posture. Most likely everyone remembers somebody telling them when they were younger to ‘sit up straight!’ or ‘stop slouching!’  What is the big deal with slouching when it feels comfortable and is easy to do? And if you aren’t suppose to slouch, what is the optimal position to sit or stand in? This article will discuss proper posturing and provide useful tips for ...
Posted on 2020-06-18

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT Complete Injury Guide

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT Complete Injury Guide
Many people refer to any pain in the shoulder as bursitis. The term bursitis really only means that the part of the shoulder called the bursa is inflamed. Tendonitis is when a tendon gets inflamed. This can be another source of pain in the shoulder. Many different problems can cause inflammation of the bursa or tendons. Impingement syndrome is one of those problems. Impingement syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff tendons rub against the roof of the shoulder, ...
Posted on 2020-06-11

FIBROMYALGIA Complete Injury Guide

FIBROMYALGIA Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Fibromyalgia Complete Injury Guide in for Fibromyalgia. Welcome to 's patient resource about Fibromyalgia.  The following is an educational overview of Fibromyalgia and common treatment options. Fibro = fibrous tissues (ligaments that attach to bone and tendons that attach muscle to bone)myo = musclealgia = the Greek word for pain Fibromyalgia, though common, is a disease that's not well understood. It involves pain throughout the body, with especially tender ...
Posted on 2020-06-05

STAYING ACTIVE WITH BACK PAIN

STAYING ACTIVE WITH BACK PAIN
A serious back injury, major back surgery, or experiencing occasional back pain can all disrupt your normal routine and lead you to become less active. If the pain starts to become unbearable, it may be tempting to take pain relievers and just rest in bed, but it is actually important to continue moving in a safe manner in order to promote healing. Research suggests that staying active by engaging in careful, guided movement is an optimal way to improve back pain. However, researchers also reco...
Posted on 2020-06-03

THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide

THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide
in for Shoulder. Welcome to 's patient resource about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) can cause pain and numbness in the shoulder, arm, and hand. Testing for TOS is difficult. There is no one test to accurately diagnose TOS, and other conditions can have similar symptoms. You will need to go through several tests to find out if TOS is actually the cause of your pain. Making the right diagnosis often takes time and can be a cause of frustration, both for you and you...
Posted on 2020-05-28

BICEPS TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide

BICEPS TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Biceps Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide in for Shoulder. Welcome to 's resource on biceps tendonitis.   Biceps tendonitis, also called bicipital tendonitis, is inflammation of the tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder or forearm. The tendon most commonly irritated is the one that attaches the top of the biceps muscle to the shoulder, so it is this injury that we will discuss here. The most common cause of biceps tendonitis is overuse from ce...
Posted on 2020-05-21

SCOLIOSIS Complete Injury Guide

SCOLIOSIS Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Upper Back Scoliosis Complete Injury Guide in for Upper Back Issues. Welcome to 's guide to Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a deformity in the spine that causes an abnormal C-shaped (one curve) or S-shaped (two curves) curvature. The spine is not straight but curves to one or both sides. There are three types of scoliosis that are categorized based on when it develops. Infantile scoliosis occurs from birth to three years of age. Juvenile scoliosis develops between four and nine...
Posted on 2020-05-15

PATELLOFEMORAL Complete Injury Guide

PATELLOFEMORAL Complete Injury Guide
The Athlete's Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Injury Guide  in for the Knee.   Welcome to 's patient resource about Patellofemoral Problems. The patella, or kneecap, can be a source of knee pain when it fails to function properly. Alignment or overuse problems of the patella can lead to wear and tear of the cartilage behind the patella. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint. Several different problems can affect the patella and the groove it slides through ...
Posted on 2020-05-07

HIP IMPINGEMENT Complete Injury Guide

HIP IMPINGEMENT Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Hip Impingement Complete Injury Guide in for Hip Issues. Welcome to 's resource about femoroacetabular impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs in the hip joint. Impingement refers to some portion of the soft tissue around the hip socket getting pinched or compressed. Femoroacetabular tells us the impingement is occurring where the femur (thigh bone) meets the acetabulum (hip socket). There are two different types of impingement. They differ slightly d...
Posted on 2020-05-06

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Knee Osteoarthritis Complete Injury Guide in for Knee  Welcome to 's patient resource about Osteoarthritis of the Knee.   Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common problem for many people after middle age. OA is sometimes referred to as degenerative, or wear and tear, arthritis. OA commonly affects the knee joint. In fact, knee OA is the most common cause of disability in North America. In the past, people were led to believe that nothing could be done for their problem. ...
Posted on 2020-04-30

CERVICAL PINCHED NERVE Complete Injury Guide

CERVICAL PINCHED NERVE Complete Injury Guide
Neck pain has many causes. Mechanical neck pain comes from injury or inflammation in the soft tissues of the neck. This is much different and less concerning than symptoms that come from pressure on the nerve roots as they exit the spinal column. People sometimes refer to this problem as a pinched nerve. Health care providers in Greenville SC call it cervical radiculopathy.
Posted on 2020-04-23

SI JOINT Complete Injury Guide

SI JOINT Complete Injury Guide
A painful Sacroiliac (SI) joint is one of the more common causes of mechanical low back pain. A ‘dysfunction’ of the SI joint is a term that is used to describe the pain associated with this joint because it is often still unclear why this joint becomes painful and leads to low back pain. Most people who suffer from this problem can reduce the pain with Physical Therapy treatment and manage the problem.
Posted on 2020-04-16

Preventing GARDENING Aches & Pains

Preventing GARDENING Aches & Pains
Although many do not consider gardening a formidable activity, the reality is that gardening can result in as many injuries as a number of sports.  One of the main contributing factors to gardening injuries is that many gardeners think of the activity as a casual afternoon of fun and therefore inadequately warm up, stretch or prepare for the task at hand when they actually should (see Stretching Guide for Gardening).  In addition, repetitive tasks as well as repetitive positioning such...
Posted on 2020-04-14

STRETCHING Guide

STRETCHING Guide
It is hard to ‘stretch’ your mind around the hundreds of ways to stretch your body.  Whether it be to assist an injury or just to become more flexible, stretching is an integral part of keeping the body fit and healthy, but what is the best way to stretch, and what are the most important things to remember when doing so?  This article will provide you with tips and practical advice that will help you stretch better.  If you have a specific injury you are dealing with o...
Posted on 2020-04-03

WALKING Complete Sport Guide

WALKING Complete Sport Guide
While walking is an Olympic sport for some, for most of us it is simply a mode of transportation used to get us relatively short distances.  Walking, however, can be more than just a form of transport.  If you get your heartrate up while you walk then it is an excellent form of exercise that can be used to remain active, keep fit, and keep your weight in check.
Posted on 2020-04-01

STAYING HEALTHY In The Age Of Social Distancing

STAYING HEALTHY In The Age Of Social Distancing
Nearly all of us are isolating at home for the good of society. How can we stay physically and mentally healthy during this challenging time? For many of us, COVID-19 has changed our lives dramatically. Experts are recommending that we work from home and practice social distancing to protect ourselves. We also need to make sure we’re protecting ourselves from poor posture, lack of exercise, and social isolation.
Posted on 2020-03-31

ARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide

ARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide
Living with arthritis in Greenville SC? Arthritis doesn't have to kill your fun and if you work with us, we won't let it. Arthritis is one condition that can be incredibly debilitating to a sufferer of this disease.  Arthritis can cause pain, inflammation, stiffness, limitation of movement, and can keep you from fully enjoying your life.However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!This section of our site is designed with you, the Arthritis sufferer in mind.  We want to be a res...
Posted on 2020-03-27

LUMBAR STENOSIS Complete Injury Guide

LUMBAR STENOSIS Complete Injury Guide
According to the North American Spine Society (NASS), spinal stenosis describes a clinical syndrome of buttock or leg pain. These symptoms may occur with or without back pain. It is a condition in which the nerves in the spinal canal are closed in, or compressed. The spinal canal is the hollow tube formed by the bones of the spinal column. Anything that causes this bony tube to shrink can squeeze the nerves inside. As a result of many years of wear and tear on the parts of the spine, the tissues...
Posted on 2020-03-25

EXERCISE Complete Guide

EXERCISE Complete Guide
It is no big secret that exercise is an important part of a person's day.  Furthermore, exercise is necessary to maintain a healthy weight and keep your good health, but unfortunately, most people do not get enough of this necessary activity. On a positive note, it is never too late to start an exercise regimen and make changes to your lifestyle for better health. Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve on muscle tone, or just feel better about yourself and gain energy, exercise is th...
Posted on 2020-03-18

LOWER BACK PAIN Complete Injury Guide

LOWER BACK PAIN Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Low Back Pain Complete Injury Guide in for Lower Back.   Welcome to 's patient resource about low back pain. Low back pain is one of the main reasons people visit their doctor. For adults over 40, it ranks third as a cause for doctor visits, after heart disease and arthritis. Eighty percent of people will have low back pain at some point in their lives. And nearly everyone who has low back pain once will have it again. Very few people who feel pain in their low b...
Posted on 2020-03-11

ROTATOR CUFF Complete Injury Guide

ROTATOR CUFF Complete Injury Guide
Welcome to Purposed Physical Therapy's guide on Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy in Greenville SC. The rotator cuff is a unique structure in the shoulder that is formed by four tendons. These four tendons attach to four muscles that help keep the shoulder stabilized in the shoulder socket and help rotate the upper arm inward and outward. If the rotator cuff is  severely torn and is not repaired, a type of arthritis of the shoulder may develop over time, which is termed rotator cuff arthro...
Posted on 2020-03-04

TENNIS ELBOW Complete Injury Guide

TENNIS ELBOW Complete Injury Guide
Tennis elbow, which is also known as lateral epicondylitis/epicondylalgia, is a painful condition that develops when the muscles and tendons that extend from the forearm to the outer portion of the elbow, called the lateral epicondyle, become injured or overworked. This type of injury occurs commonly in tennis players as a result of repeatedly swinging the arm, and rapidly flexing and extending the wrist and elbow, all while gripping the racquet and forcefully contacting the ball, but anyone who...
Posted on 2020-02-29
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