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  • Do you have Spinal Stenosis???

    Do you have Spinal Stenosis???

    What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can lead to compression of the nerves that run through that canal. Stenosis usually occurs in the low back and in the neck. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by degenerative changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can cause

  • What is Osgood- Schlatter Disease?

    What is Osgood- Schlatter Disease?

    Osgood-Schlatter disease (OS) is considered an overuse injury which causes pain in the front of the knee and often presents with a visible growth just below the kneecap. Rapid skeletal growth can predispose individuals to this condition, making adolescents (typically between ages 11 and 15) the most commonly affected population. Increased activity levels such as repetitive running and jumping

  • Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) can break down and not provide the cushioning your knee needs. This can contribute to the pain often experienced by patients with osteoarthritis. In addition to over the counter medication and physical therapy, often times gel injections are used as a part of the treatment

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder, otherwise known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is characterized by stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion in the shoulder that develops gradually, gets worse, and then finally goes away. Pain from frozen shoulder is usually dull or aching, and typically gets worse during the movement of the joint. The pain is usually located over

  • Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow

    Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow

    Lateral Epicondylitis is inflammation of the extensor tendons of the elbow and is considered to be an overload injury.  It can commonly occur when performing the backhand during tennis, which is where it got the name “Tennis Elbow.” Causes of Tennis Elbow include: Improper technique Excessive wrist extension Overuse of the wrist and hand Age

  • Guidelines for a healthier back according to the NATA and AAOS

    Guidelines for a healthier back according to the NATA and AAOS

    Here are some helpful tips to avoid back pain! Stay mobile –There are many ways to increase mobility including daily stretches or activities that increase flexibility and get the body moving in different directions. Some options are yoga, tai chi, swimming or Pilates. Warm up before physical activity – Keeping muscles warmed up and staying mobile will

  • Breast Cancer and Physical Therapy

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to share some information from the American Cancer Society and the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association on how physical therapy and exercise can be beneficial to breast cancer patients in all phases of recovery. Many breast cancer patients will undergo some type

  • Choose PT!!

      Do you have pain? Consider choosing physical therapy as your first treatment approach! October is National Physical Therapy month and in honor of that the American Physical Therapy Association encourages you to learn about the many benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapy is used to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function,

  • Sport and Sex-Specific Reporting Trends in the Epidemiology of Concussions Sustained in High School Athletes

        Approximately 300,000 U.S. adolescents sustain concussions annually while participating in organized athletics.  An investigation was done by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at North Western University Feinberg School of Medicine aimed to track sex and sport-specific trends among high school sports-related concussions over time, to identify whether a particular sport predisposes athletes to a

  • Carpal Tunnel

    What is Carpal Tunnel? Carpal Tunnel is numbness, tingling, weakness and other issues in your hand, caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.  This pressure can come from swelling or anything that may decrease the size of the carpal tunnel. Causes: Hand/wrist use over time from desk jobs, frequently texting, typing, etc.