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Headaches Complete Guide

Headaches Complete Guide
Although the bones of the skull themselves are not responsible for the pain associated with a headache, it is worthy to know the names and location of the main skull bones when discussing headaches. For instance the frontal bone is the skull bone that lies under the forehead. Health care professionals may refer to headaches as being a ‘frontal headache’. Similarly, most people know where their temples are, which are the soft indentations at the side of the forehead. The temples overl...
Posted on 2019-01-05

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2018-09-03

MYTH: I NEED PAINKILLERS TO FIX MY PAIN, NUMBNESS, TINGLING, BURNING

MYTH: I NEED PAINKILLERS TO FIX MY PAIN, NUMBNESS, TINGLING, BURNING
The belief that painkillers are needed to fix pain is acommon issue in today's medical world. In Greenville SC, too many patients are given unnecessary pain medications for their symptoms (pain, burning, numbness, tingling, etc.), because this never really addresses the patient’s source of their symptoms.  You are essentially putting a “band aid” on the problem, instead of finding the MAIN CAUSE of the problem. And sometimes the main cause ...
Posted on 2018-08-22

WHY DO I GET HEEL PAIN?

WHY DO I GET HEEL PAIN?
For many individuals in Greenville SC, heel pain comes on suddenly. One day you are walking around the grocery store with no problem, and then suddenly walking is painful. Heel pain can limit your ability to perform the tasks you want: walking the dog, going to social events, or just moving around your house. So why does this spontaneous heel pain happen?   The first step in getting rid of your heel pain is identifying the cause. â€‹Here are common...
Posted on 2018-08-16

HOW BAD IS MY HAMSTRING STRAIN?

HOW BAD IS MY HAMSTRING STRAIN?
If you are a recreational or competitive athlete in Greenville SC, then you may know a thing or two about hamstring injuries. You can't see them coming, and when you get hit with a hamstring strain, it's painful! Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries I treat for the athletic population. As common as they occur, I think it's important for the athletic population to better recognize the extent of their hamstring strains. If you don’t know what a hamstring strains feel like...
Posted on 2018-08-12

FACT: DRINKING WATER CAN ACTUALLY REDUCE YOUR LOW BACK PAIN

FACT: DRINKING WATER CAN ACTUALLY REDUCE YOUR LOW BACK PAIN
Living in Greenville SC with low back pain? Did you know that the amount of water you drink can impact your back pain? Why?? Well water makes up two thirds of our bodies and is crucial to every single process that goes on inside us. Without enough water in the body your discs, joints, organs, and muscles can’t function properly. This is why we feel a lot better when we drink enough water. This may sound “too simple”, but dehydration can be a contributor to back p...
Posted on 2018-08-04

MYTH: PHYSICAL THERAPY IS ONLY MEANT TO FIX MY PAIN

MYTH: PHYSICAL THERAPY IS ONLY MEANT TO FIX MY PAIN
Living with pain in Greenville SC? Eventually, all of our patients decided “enough is enough” and they request an eBook (HERE) or contact us (HERE). What do almost all of them have in common? PAIN! The majority of people who reach out to us have decided they’ve been suffering long enough and need a solution to their problem.  This is fantastic, because physical therapists can help their patients take care of their pain. But the problem is, this leads t...
Posted on 2018-07-31

MYTH: I NEED AN MRI WHEN I HAVE PAIN

MYTH: I NEED AN MRI WHEN I HAVE PAIN
Are you thinking about getting an MRI in Greenville SC? This might sound surprising, but MRIs are often not needed to successfully treat your pain or problem. Knowing this can save you valuable time and money!Why? Because there is a high percentage of “abnormal” findings (such as disc bulges/herniations, partial tears, arthritis, etc.) in people who aren’t experiencing any pain. Continue reading to see what on average every non-symptomatic individual has, an...
Posted on 2018-07-18

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