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When most people hear the word 'posture', they immediately think about the position their bodies are in when they are in a seated position, but it involves so much more than that. Posture is also the way an individual moves their body. Posture is dynamic because the body is built for fluid movement and is not meant to remain in static positions for extended periods of time.
Posted on 2021-04-07
The meniscus is very important to the long-term health of the knee. In the past, surgeons would simply take out part or all of an injured meniscus. But today's surgeons know that removing the meniscus can lead to early knee arthritis. Whenever possible, they try to repair the tear. If the damaged area must be removed, care is taken during surgery to protect the surrounding healthy tissue.
Posted on 2021-04-01
Spondylolysis happens when a crack forms in the bony ring on the back of the spinal column. Most commonly, this occurs in the low back. In this condition, the bone that protects the spinal cord fractures as a result of excessive or repeated strain. The area affected is called the pars interarticularis, so doctors sometimes refer to this condition as a pars defect. This condition appears in six percent of children. It mainly affects young athletes who participate in sports in which the spine is ...
Posted on 2021-03-30
Musculoskeletal disorders are commonly experienced by older adults and are directly related to a decline in general health and a reduced quality of life, with the shoulder joint commonly being affected. Studies have revealed that the prevalence of shoulder pain in the general adult population ranges from 6.9; however, the prevalence of shoulder pain peaks in individuals aged 45 to 64 years. It’s not just shoulder pain that poses an issue with aging; shoulder range of motion is al...
Posted on 2021-03-24
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the ulnar nerve where it crosses the inside edge of the elbow. The symptoms are very similar to the pain that comes from hitting your funny bone. When you hit your funny bone, you are actually hitting the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. There, the nerve runs through a passage called the cubital tunnel. When this area becomes irritated from injury or pressure, it can lead to cubital tunnel syndrome.
Posted on 2021-03-17
IMS is a common therapeutic approach that provides relief for individuals suffering from persistent nerve pain. Neuropathic pain is characterized by chronic muscle pain that develops due to hypersensitive nerves that continuously transfer signals. One effective way to address neuropathic pain is to combine an approach called intramuscular stimulation (IMS) with therapeutic exercises. IMS, which is also called dry needling, helps desensitize inflamed nerves while restoring flexibility and mo...
Posted on 2021-03-10
Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer's elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer's elbow: throwing, chopping wood with an ax, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools. Any activities that stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of golfer's elbow.
Posted on 2021-02-17
An ankle sprain is a common injury in Greenville SC. It usually results when the ankle is twisted, or turned in. The term sprain signifies injury to the soft tissues, usually the ligaments, of the ankle. A sprain results in stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Minor sprains only stretch the ligament. A tear may be either a complete tear of all the strands of the ligament or a partial tear of only some of the strands. The ligament is weakened by the injury; how much it is weakened depends on t...
Posted on 2021-02-10
Exercise is vital for overall health, mobility, and longevity for people of all ages. Although it influences all aspects of health, emphasis is usually placed on the physical benefits of regular exercise, including healthier cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, as well as fewer joint or bone issues. Indeed, strength exercises boost metabolism and this helps improve the body's ability to break down cholesterol and blood sugar.
Posted on 2021-02-01
Greenville SC's Guide for Ergonomics: The Key To Work Longevity in for Work Activities. Ergonomics is about fitting the task to the person, and fitting the person to the task. When ergonomic principles are applied in a work environment, many workplace injuries are avoided and work performance can be improved.To have "good ergonomics", ergonomic risk factors with the task and the individual must be identified and eliminated or reduced. THE TASK Some common e...
Posted on 2021-01-20
A common spot for bursitis is on the side of the hip. Here a large tendon passes over the bony bump on the side of the hip. The bony bump is called the greater trochanter. Inflammation in the bursa between the tendon and the greater trochanter is called trochanteric bursitis. This problem is common in older individuals. It may also occur in younger patients who are extremely active in exercises such as walking, running, or biking.
Posted on 2021-01-13
Until more recently, a complaint of back pain in a child or adolescent was considered uncommon. It was usually associated with a certain condition such as curvature of the spine, a broken spinal bone, inflammation, a tumor, or infection.More recently, however, reports of back pain among children are much more common. It is not clear why but may be due to children carrying heavier backpacks or sitting longer due to increased computer use. By the age of fifteen, 20-70 percent of childr...
Posted on 2021-01-06
Neurocognitive training is a useful brain-stimulating activity that involves being actively engaged in tasks that challenge the brain. Computer-based tasks, creative writing, dance, theater, or music-related activities, and even learning new tasks such as digital photography, quilting, or crafting can afford seniors with numerous benefits.
Posted on 2020-12-30
A common question I get from my patients in Greenville SC is if they should use heat or ice at home? This answer is usually pretty simple based on the diagnosis, but let’s answer it in detail here for you reading this at home. Before reading the below details, please ask your medical expert if heat therapy or cryotherapy (ice) therapy is right for you. Purposed Physical Therapy takes no legal responsibilities for any harm you cause to yourself...
Posted on 2020-12-16
Since orthopedic surgeons began using a tiny TV camera called an arthroscope to diagnose and treat shoulder problems, they have discovered several conditions that no one knew existed. One of these conditions is an injury to a small structure in the shoulder called the labrum. A labral tear can cause pain and a catching sensation in the shoulder. Labral tears can be very difficult to diagnose.
Posted on 2020-12-12
Whiplash is defined as a sudden extension (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck) of the cervical spine. This type of trauma is also referred to as a cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) injury. Rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of whiplash with injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs of the cervical spine.
Posted on 2020-11-18
Many people experience the aches and pains of arthritis, especially as they age. In fact, arthritis is the most common chronic condition in people over age 65 in North America. While once thought of as a death sentence for an active lifestyle, we now know that maintaining and even progressing physical activity can help with arthritis symptoms. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and results from degeneration of the cartilage that cushions joint surfaces. In other words,...
Posted on 2020-11-04
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
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
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
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 (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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