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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

Low Back Pain Complete Injury Guide

Low 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 Injury Complete Guide

Rotator Cuff Injury Complete 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

MANAGING TENNIS ELBOW

MANAGING TENNIS ELBOW
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

Meniscal Injuries Complete Guide

Meniscal Injuries Complete Guide
Welcome to Purposed Physical Therapy's patient resource about Meniscal Injuries in Greenville SC. The meniscus is a commonly injured structure in the knee. The injury can occur in any age group. In younger people, the meniscus is fairly tough and rubbery, and tears usually occur as a result of a forceful twisting injury. The meniscus grows weaker with age, and meniscal tears can occur in aging adults as the result of fairly minor injuries, even from the up-and-down motion of squatting.
Posted on 2020-02-26

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Complete Guide

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Complete Guide
The intervertebral discs in the lower spine are commonly blamed for low back pain. Yet low back pain has many possible causes, and doctors aren't always certain why symptoms occur. During an office visit for low back pain, your doctor may describe how changes in the discs can lead to back pain. When talking about these changes, your doctor may use the terms degeneration or degenerative disc disease. Although the parts of the spine do change with time and in some sense degenerate, this does not ...
Posted on 2020-02-20

Plantar Fasciitis Complete Guide

Plantar Fasciitis Complete Guide
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. It is a common cause of heel pain and is sometimes called a heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is the correct term to use when there is active inflammation. Plantar fasciosis is more accurate when there is no inflammation but chronic degeneration instead. Acute plantar fasciitis is defined as inflammation of the origin of the plantar fascia and fascial structures around the area. Plantar fasciitis or fasciosis is usually just o...
Posted on 2020-02-13

UNDERSTANDING REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES

UNDERSTANDING REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES
A repetitive strain injury refers to recurring pain affecting the nerves, muscles, or tendons of a joint due to tissue damage that is caused by repetitive movements. In the arms, this particular type of injury is also called work-related upper limb disorder or non-specific upper limb pain. Joints that are most commonly affected by repetitive actions include: the wrists, hands, elbows, forearms, shoulders, and neck.
Posted on 2020-02-04

THE BENEFITS OF GOOD POSTURE

THE BENEFITS OF GOOD POSTURE
Posture refers to the way you hold your body when sitting, standing, laying, and walking. Good posture helps prevent excessive strain on the joints and muscles of your body, which helps to reduce pain and minimize your risk of injury. Good posture can even boost your self- esteem and mood. While it takes time and effort to train your body to maintain good posture, the health benefits are definitely worth it!  Having good posture not only contributes to a good appearance, but it has many he...
Posted on 2020-01-30

Lumbar Disc Herniation Complete Guide

Lumbar Disc Herniation Complete Guide
Although people often refer to a disc herniation as a slipped disc, the disc doesn't actually slip out of place. Rather, the term herniation means that the material at the center of the disc has squeezed out of its normal space. This condition mainly affects people between 30 and 40 years old.
Posted on 2020-01-22

IT Band Complete Injury Guide

IT Band Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's IT Band Complete Injury Guide in for Knee. Welcome to 's patient resource about Iliotibial Band Syndrome. Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome is an overuse problem that is often seen in bicyclists, runners, and long-distance walkers. It causes pain on the outside of the knee just above the joint. It rarely gets so bad that it requires surgery, but it can be very bothersome. The discomfort may keep athletes and other active people from participating in the activities they en...
Posted on 2020-01-17

Piriformis Syndrome Complete Guide

Piriformis Syndrome Complete Guide
Pain in the buttock that radiates down the leg is commonly called sciatica. The most common cause for sciatica is irritation of the spinal nerves in or near the lumbar spine. Sometimes the nerve irritation is not in the spine but further down the leg. One possible cause of sciatica is piriformis syndrome. Piriformis syndrome can be painful, but it is seldom dangerous and rarely leads to the need for surgery. Most people with this condition can reduce the pain and manage the problem with simple m...
Posted on 2020-01-14

Calf Strains Complete Guide

Calf Strains Complete Guide
That sudden pull in your lower leg from walking, running or jumping is quite a common problem. Depending on how badly you have injured your calf, a calf strain can either be a little nagging pain while you walk, or can take you fully out of your regular activity and require you to walk with crutches!
Posted on 2020-01-09

Olecranon (Elbow) Bursitis Complete Guide

Olecranon (Elbow) Bursitis Complete Guide
Olecranon bursitis is inflammation of a small sac of fluid located on the tip of the elbow. This inflammation can cause many problems in the elbow.
Posted on 2020-01-07

PREVENTING SHIN SPLINTS

PREVENTING SHIN SPLINTS
A shin splint, which is also known as tibial stress syndrome, refers to a painful shin injury that may occur due to overexerted muscles in the lower legs, having flat feet, an increased body mass index (BMI), or a stress fracture.
Posted on 2020-01-02

Knee Collateral Ligament Complete Guide

Knee Collateral Ligament Complete Guide
The collateral ligaments are commonly injured parts of the knee. An injury to these ligaments usually involves a significant force, such as a fall while skiing or a direct impact to the side of the leg. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the ends of bones together. There are two collateral ligaments, one on either side of the knee, that limit side to side motion of the knee. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is found on the side of the knee closest to the other knee. The la...
Posted on 2019-12-20

Muscle Cramps Complete Guide

Muscle Cramps Complete Guide
You have over 600 muscles in your body. These muscles control everything you do, from breathing to putting food in your mouth to swallowing. When it comes to muscle cramps, the most commonly affected muscles are the muscles of your upper arms, the muscles behind your thighs, and the muscles in the front of your thighs.
Posted on 2019-12-13

Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide

Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide   Welcome to 's resource about Tendonitis. Chronic, or long-term, tendon problems are common. Tendon problems are especially common in people who play certain types of sports.  For instance, tendon problems account for almost 30 percent of all running injuries and 40 percent of all tennis injuries. We commonly use the term tendonitis, which means inflammation of the tendon, to refer to these chronic tendon problems. Health pro...
Posted on 2019-12-04

ACL Injury Complete Guide

ACL Injury Complete Guide
Greenville SC'c ACL Injury Complete Guide in for Knee. Welcome to 's patient resource about from Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is probably the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. In most cases, the ligament is injured by people participating in athletic activity. As sports have become an increasingly important part of day-to-day life over the past few decades, the number of ACL injuries has steadily increased. This injury has received ...
Posted on 2019-11-27

Hip Osteoarthritis Complete Guide

Hip Osteoarthritis Complete Guide
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 hip joint. In the past, little was done for the condition. Now doctors have many ways to treat hip OA so patients have less pain, better movement, and improved quality of life.
Posted on 2019-11-21

Kickboxing Sports Guide

Kickboxing Sports Guide
The sport comes from the traditional martial art basis of providing self-defense, and combines the martial art kicks of karate with the punches of boxing.  It is also said that it has its roots in the Thai martial art, Muay Thai, which is known for its elbow and knee strikes.  Kickboxing has grown into a world wide sport with several different styles and a number of sanctioning bodies to keep the kicks and punches within a safe sporting domain.
Posted on 2019-11-15

MANAGING SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES

MANAGING SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES
Sports-related injuries can occur during indoor and outdoor sports, as well as while training or regularly exercising. These types of injuries may be the result of improper training techniques, overtraining, the misuse of equipment or protective devices, an inadequate warm-up, poorly performed stretching exercises, or an unforeseen accident. The most common sports-related injuries include: strains, sprains, dislocations, and fractures. The feet, ankles, shoulders, hips, and knees are most freque...
Posted on 2019-10-30

UCL Reconstruction Complete Guide

UCL Reconstruction Complete Guide
The doctors call it a UCLR ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. Baseball players and fans call it Tommy John surgery -- named after the pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers) who was the first to have the surgery in 1974. It is one of the major advancements in sports medicine in the last quarter century.
Posted on 2019-10-23

Cross Country Skiing Sports Guide

Cross Country Skiing Sports Guide
When it comes to appreciating wintertime and the outdoors, there is no better way to do it rather than by cross country skiing.  Gliding across the open tundra with the wind in your face is exhilarating and a great source of exercise.  This activity can give a person a fabulous workout and has a relatively low risk for injury.However, injuries can happen, and they usually come in the form of shoulder dislocation, muscle tears, or knee sprains which can not only keep you off your skis, ...
Posted on 2019-10-16

Hip Fracture Complete Guide

Hip Fracture Complete Guide
As the population ages, the number of hip fractures that occur each year rises. A fracture of the hip in an aging adult is not simply a broken bone. It is a life-threatening illness. The hip fracture itself is rarely a difficult problem to solve. But once the fracture occurs, it brings with it all the potential medical complications that can arise when aging patients are confined to bed. The complications are what can turn a simple break into a life-threatening illness. Hip fractures in childre...
Posted on 2019-10-10

Exercise During Flight

Exercise During Flight
Flying is a common way to travel, and most people may see it as an opportunity to relax and rest during the trip. However, it is important to remain relatively active while on a plane. Sitting for extended periods during long flights, or taking multiple flights within a short space of time, increases the risk of experiencing muscle and joint pain, cramps or venous thromboembolism (VTE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Posted on 2019-10-01

Lower Biceps Rupture Complete Guide

Lower Biceps Rupture Complete Guide
A distal biceps rupture occurs when the tendon attaching the biceps muscle to the elbow is torn from the bone. This injury occurs mainly in middle-aged men during heavy work or lifting. A distal biceps rupture is rare compared to ruptures where the top of the biceps connects at the shoulder. Distal biceps ruptures make up only three percent of all biceps tendon ruptures.
Posted on 2019-09-18

Contusions Complete Guide

Contusions Complete Guide
A contusion is the medical term used for a ‘bruise.’ Contusions can be minor, like the one you get after clumsily hitting your thigh on the edge of the coffee table, to major ones like the contusion you may get across your chest or down your leg after a significant motor vehicle accident.  Whatever the size, that red, blue, purple, green or brown rainbow that appears is a sure sign of injury to the tissues below or near the area.
Posted on 2019-09-13
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