Pain and Injury Management

Pain and Injury Management

Don't let pain keep you from the activities you love. Let us help you through a variety of treatments for common symptoms.

Pain can come from a variety of sources- Physical Therapy can help! 

 

Injury

Tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs, that are damaged or disrupted by sprains, strains, tears, or herniations, and are in need of repair. The role of your physical therapist  is to prevent further injury and promote healing. Physical therapists determine when and how it is appropriate to get you moving again. 

Pathology (Disease Process)

This can be a serious disease that requires further medical investigation or treatment. Physical therapists are specially trained to spot “red flags” – signs of pathology that require medical referral. More common pathologies are chronic, degenerative conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or other disorders such as diabetes and obesity, that require a safe and effective exercise approach. Physical therapists combine specialized knowledge of these conditions with advanced understanding and application of exercise principles to help you manage or reverse such problems.

Chronic Pain

Pain that occurs in the absence of injury or pathology or that persists beyond the period of time expected for healing. Persistent pain can be a result of increased sensitivity of the nervous system. Two further categories can be determined based on the nature of your sensitivity: 

  • Mechanical Pain
    Sensitivity to movement, position, or activity – pain frequently results from a vicious cycle of guarding, protection, and difficulty moving. As you move, nerves need to be able to glide, slide, and lengthen – tolerating varying degrees of both tension and compression. Tightness leads to decreased tolerance for various physical challenges, including sustained positions, repetitive movements, and forceful movements. Physical therapy breaks that cycle and restores normal movement. Safely increasing strength will also help to improve your functional tolerance.
  • Chemical Pain
    Nerves are sensitive to inflammatory chemicals so pain can result when there is increased inflammation. Physical therapy can help by improving mobility to lubricate your joints and exercising muscles with low impact to provide more support and unloading of your joints.

Arthritis

Arthritis is an incredibly debilitating disease causing pain, inflammation, stiffness, and limitation of movement. It is the most common cause of chronic disability.

Back Pain

The back region comprises a huge portion on the body and causes of pain in this area can be hard to determine. Luckily, most cases of back pain are not caused by serious conditions such as arthritis,

Chronic Pain

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million American adults. This is more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined.

Dizziness & Vertigo

Dizziness is a common condition, especially among older people, but it can affect other ages as well. It increases the risk of falling and fear of falling, which then can result in more limitation of activity.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide with 1/2 of all working Americans admitting to having back pain symptoms that cause them to miss work.

Elbow Pain

The elbow is very susceptible to injury. Whether your elbow is sore from sitting at a desk all day, from a specific repetitive motion performed at work or at home.

Foot Pain

Our feet are constantly under stress. It's no wonder that 80 percent of us will have some sort of problem with our feet at some time or another. Many things affect the condition of our feet.

Hip Pain

A hip injury is nothing to joke about as it can be one of the most serious injuries and can lead to long-term health problems if not addressed correctly or inevitably prevented.

Joint Pain

Are your joints are wearing out causing you discomfort and pain? There's a chance it could be arthritis, the nation’s number one condition causing disability.

Knee Pain

The knee is a sensitive area of the body and one that can be injured performing almost any activity. It is a vulnerable joint and a simple twist can lead to a serious injury a long recovery time. 

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint. The cause of neck pain can vary from muscle strain, degenerative disc disease, whiplash injuries and osteoarthritis just to mention a few.

Ankle Pain

Ankle injuries can be a real pain. Not only can they make you hobble around, they may cause you to banish your favorite pair of stilettos or cancel that game of football you had planned.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain and discomfort can adversely affects a person’s quality of life.  It is the most common complaint seen by General Practitioners (GP) and Primary Care Providers.

Wrist Pain

Wrist injuries are very common because we use our hands and arms for so many of our daily activities. If we fall, it's most natural for us to use our wrists to break the fall.

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