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JUMPER'S KNEE Complete Injury Guide

JUMPER'S KNEE Complete Injury Guide
When a child or adolescent complains of pain and tenderness near the bottom of the kneecap, the problem might be from jumper's knee. Kids in sports that require a lot of kicking, jumping, or running are affected most. Repeating these actions over and over can lead to pain in the tendon that stretches over the front of the kneecap (the patellar tendon.) Sometimes the bone growth center at the bottom tip of the kneecap is affected instead of the patellar tendon itself. This condition is known as ...
Posted on 2020-10-21

QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide

QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide
Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury of the quadriceps muscle and tendon. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint.These problems can affect people of all ages but the majority of patients with overuse injuries of the knee (and specifically quadriceps tendonitis) are involved in sports such as soccer, volleyball, running activities, or other repetitive jumping activities.
Posted on 2020-10-14

COMPUTER ERGONOMICS Complete Guide

COMPUTER ERGONOMICS Complete Guide
In this highly computerized world, more and more people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains that come from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. These aches and pains are felt in the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, wrist and elbow joints. In some cases, the nerves to the hand become compressed, causing weakness and/or tingling in the fingers. These symptoms can occur in the onset of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), which may include damage to tendons, muscles, nerves an...
Posted on 2020-10-09

BALANCE ISSUES IN SENIORS AND FALL PREVENTION

BALANCE ISSUES IN SENIORS AND FALL PREVENTION
Falls are among the leading causes of serious injury (e.g., fractures) and death for seniors in the United States. There are a number of factors that play a role in an individual's ability to maintain good balance, such as ear and visual health, core muscle strength, and nervous system function, among other factors. Balance problems may develop due to an injury or illness that negatively affects one of these regions. For older individuals, balance problems are often linked to vertigo, ear infect...
Posted on 2020-10-01

QUADRILATERAL SPACE SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide

QUADRILATERAL SPACE SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide
Quadrilateral space syndrome (QSS) happens when the axillary nerve is compressed, or injured in the back of the shoulder. Sometimes the symptoms are caused by the compression of an artery in the same area. Quadrilateral space syndrome usually happens from overuse, especially with overhead sports like throwing and swimming. The syndrome can also be caused by an injury, like a shoulder dislocation.
Posted on 2020-09-30

BACKPACK Complete Guide

BACKPACK Complete Guide
No matter what our age or where we are going, everyone seems to have a lot of stuff to haul around.  Whether you have a little one going off to school, are making your way to university or work yourself, or are heading out on a single day or multi-day trek, a backpack is often the carrying mode of choice. The body’s strong back, abdominals, and legs take the load of transporting items when you use a good backpack rather than leaving that load up to the weaker arms and shoulders, such ...
Posted on 2020-09-25

PATELLAR TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide

PATELLAR TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide
Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint. Patellar tendonitis (also known as jumper's knee) is a common overuse condition of one of the knee tendons that is associated with running, kicking, and repetitive jumping and landing.
Posted on 2020-09-23

ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES HOLDING LIFTING & MARTIAL ARTS ATHLETES BACK

ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES HOLDING LIFTING & MARTIAL ARTS ATHLETES BACK
Dear Greenville SC Lifting and Martial Arts athletes, you need to read this! What we have noticed with lifting & martial arts athletes are that they are very strong pound-for-pound, but they do a poor job of being able to properly engage their core and gluteal muscles. Guess what, the stronger these muscles are, then the faster & better you will lift, push, pull, kick, punch, takedown, sprawl, leg ride, arm bar, and pretty much everything else in these sports.&...
Posted on 2020-09-18

KNEE CARTILAGE Complete Injury Guide

KNEE CARTILAGE Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Knee Cartilage Injury Complete Guide in for Knee.   Welcome to 's patient resource about Articular Cartilage Problems of the Knee. Articular cartilage problems in the knee joint are common. Injured areas, called lesions, often show up as tears or pot holes in the surface of the cartilage. If a tear goes all the way through the cartilage, surgeons call it a full-thickness lesion. When this happens, surgery is usually recommended. However, these operations are...
Posted on 2020-09-15

FROZEN SHOULDER Complete Injury Guide

FROZEN SHOULDER Complete Injury Guide
Many adults (mostly women) between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age develop shoulder pain and stiffness called adhesive capsulitis. You may be more familiar with the term frozen shoulder to describe this condition. Frozen shoulder and adhesive capsulitis are actually two separate conditions.
Posted on 2020-09-10

PELVIC FLOOR & HIP/BACK PAIN

PELVIC FLOOR & HIP/BACK PAIN
Low back pain is a common occurrence for a large number of adults and sometimes it’s accompanied by hip pain. There are several underlying causes of persistent pain in these areas and in a number of cases issues related to the pelvic floor are overlooked.  The pelvic floor is made up of tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are attached to the bottom of the pelvis and extend along the front of the pubic bone, around the sides of the hip bones, and to the lower back where the tailbone ...
Posted on 2020-09-01

POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON Complete Injury Guide

POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON Complete Injury Guide
Due to the fact that we use our feet continuously, tendonitis in the foot is a common problem. One of the most frequently affected tendons is the posterior tibial tendon.
Posted on 2020-08-26

ACUTE vs CHRONIC BACK PAIN Complete Injury Guide

ACUTE vs CHRONIC BACK PAIN Complete Injury Guide
Back pain is one of the most common causes of missed days from work and job-related disabilities. The occurrence of back pain is fairly equal for both men and women, and can have a wide ranges of causes. Back pain is generally reported as originating in the lower back, with an intensity that may range from a dull ache to a sharp, intense sensation, and it may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting). In the majority of cases, back pain is acute, but certain spinal conditions or injuries m...
Posted on 2020-08-21

SHIN SPLINTS Complete Guide

SHIN SPLINTS Complete Guide
Pain along the front or inside edge of the shinbone (tibia) is commonly referred to as shin splints. The problem is common in athletes who run and jump. It is usually caused by doing too much, too quickly. The runner with this condition typically reports a recent change in training, such as increasing the usual pace, adding distance, or changing running surfaces. People who haven't run for awhile are especially prone to shin splints after they first get started, especially when they run downhill...
Posted on 2020-08-19

ACL HAMSTRING GRAFT Surgery Guide

ACL HAMSTRING GRAFT Surgery Guide
When the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is torn or injured, surgery may be needed to replace it. There are many different ways to do this operation. One is to take a piece of the hamstring tendon from behind the knee and use it in place of the torn ligament. When arranged into three or four strips, the hamstring graft has nearly the same strength as other available grafts used to reconstruct the ACL.
Posted on 2020-08-14

HAMSTRING TEARS Complete Injury Guide

HAMSTRING TEARS Complete Injury Guide
The big group of muscles and tendons in the back of the thigh are commonly called the hamstrings. Injuries in this powerful muscle group are common, especially in athletes. Hamstring injuries happen to all types of athletes, from Olympic sprinters to slow-pitch softball players. Though these injuries can be very painful, they will usually heal on their own. But for an injured hamstring to return to full function, it needs special attention and a specially designed rehabilitation program.
Posted on 2020-08-13

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
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