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Shoulder Impingement Complete Guide

Shoulder Impingement Complete 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 2019-01-03

Vertigo Complete Guide

Vertigo Complete Guide
We have all experienced, for a variety of reasons, the sensation of being dizzy. Dizziness is a catch-all term that can describe an assortment of symptoms from feeling woozy after a ride at the amusement park or feeling light-headed as you stand up from sitting, to a sensation of being unstable or feeling like you are going to faint.  Dizziness as a medical complaint is very common.  Some people, however, suffer with a more severe and specific type of dizziness called vertigo. Vertigo ...
Posted on 2018-12-31

TMJ Disorder Complete Guide

TMJ Disorder Complete 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 2018-12-29

Whiplash Complete Guide

Whiplash Complete Guide
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 2018-12-24

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 2018-12-20

SI Pain Complete Guide

SI Pain Complete 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 2018-12-17

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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 2018-12-13

HOT VS COLD PACKS

HOT VS COLD PACKS
     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 2018-12-10

Ergonomics: The Key To Work Longevity

Ergonomics: The Key To Work Longevity
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 2018-12-06

Biceps Tendonitis Complete Injury Guide

Biceps Tendonitis 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 2018-12-04

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 2018-11-28

Knee Cartilage Injury Complete Guide

Knee Cartilage Injury Complete 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 2018-11-18

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 2018-11-08

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 2018-11-05

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 2018-10-30

Why Is Michael Phelps Such A Dominant Swimmer? He Had Therapy...

Why Is Michael Phelps Such A Dominant Swimmer? He Had Therapy...
Why Is Michael Phelps Such A Dominant Swimming? Hark work, dedication, and Therapy... Remember those cupping marks?! This is Greenville SC's Guide for Swimmers: in for Swimming. Welcome to 's patient resource about swimming.Let's face it; Michael Phelps has made the sport of swimming incredibly cool.  It was amazing to watch him glide through the water like it was his home, as if he had flippers instead of hands and feet.  Michael Phelps assisted in opening up the world of swim...
Posted on 2018-10-26

The Athlete's Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Injury Guide

The Athlete's Knee Pain: Patellofemoral 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 2018-10-22

Volleyball: Set, Dig, Spike, & Therapy

Volleyball: Set, Dig, Spike, & Therapy
Greenville SC's Volleyball Guide: Set, Dig, Spike, & Therapy in for Volleyball Players. Welcome to 's patient resource about services for volleyball.There is a lot more to volleyball than jumping around in the sand on a beach in a bikini -- Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh proved that at the Olympics.  This highly competitive sport requires an athlete to be in top shape, both in hand-eye coordination and athletic ability.The majority of volleyball injuries occur to the hands, ...
Posted on 2018-10-19

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 2018-10-16

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 2018-10-10

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 2018-10-03

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 2018-09-26

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 2018-09-23

Soccer Guide To Shoot & Scooore!

Soccer Guide To Shoot & Scooore!
Greenville SC's Soccer Guide to Shoot & Scooooore!! in for Welcome to 's patient resource about .In Greenville SC  is a sport that is not only fun to play, but it is a sport that provides a great workout to everyone on the field.  However, if the proper conditioning is not in place, the field can be laden with potential landmines for injury.The majority of injuries are directly related to the muscles and joints of the knees, ankles and hips; and because of the repetitive m...
Posted on 2018-09-20

Neck Pinched Nerve Injury Complete Guide

Neck Pinched Nerve Injury Complete 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 2018-09-18

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 2018-09-16

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 2018-09-14

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 2018-09-12

Ankle Sprain Complete Injury Guide

Ankle Sprain Complete Injury Guide
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 2018-09-10

Are You Ready For Some Football! Here is What the PROS know to Stay in the Game!

Are You Ready For Some Football! Here is What the PROS know to Stay in the Game!
It's football season in Greenville SC. PPT will educate you in the ways to stay healthy while you play Football.  We want to make sure you have the resources to stay at the top of your game. There is no denying that life on the gridiron can be a grind.  Football is a tough sport and the sheer toll it takes on the body of players makes it easy to see why the professional only plays once a week.Regardless of the level you are at, if you are playing in high school, college, the NFL or in...
Posted on 2018-09-08
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