Medial Collateral Ligament Treatment

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Torn MCL Treatment in Atlanta GAThe medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide, thick band of connective tissue that runs down the inner part of the knee from the thighbone to the shinbone about four to six inches below the knee. The main function of the MCL is to prevent the leg from extending too far inward, keeping the knee stable, and allowing it to rotate. Damage to the medial collateral ligament will result in pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, and a feeling that the knee will give way under the pressure of standing or walking. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our trained and licensed physical therapists can help patients with an MCL injury find relief from their symptoms so that they can return to an active lifestyle.
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Bursitis Treatment

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Bursitis Treatment in Atlanta GABursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa – which is a sac that is filled with a lubricating fluid that is located between tissues such as bones, muscles, and tendons to decrease the friction and irritation associated with movement. Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive movements and age. Overuse of a joint can increase a person’s risk of bursitis. Such activities include tennis, golf, throwing, and gardening. Age also affects who will develop bursitis. As tendons age they are less able to tolerate stress, and they become less elastic, making them easier to tear and deteriorate.
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

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IT Band Syndrome Treatment in Atlanta GAIliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an injury that occurs with the iliotibial band, the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, is tight or inflamed. ITBS is one of the most common “overuse” injuries that occurs among runners. The IT band attaches to the knee and helps to stabilize and move the joint. When the IT band is not working like it should, movement of the knee becomes painful. IT band syndrome can be painful enough to put even the most avid runner out for weeks, and even affect the day to day walking movements.
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Rotator Cuff Injury

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Rotator Cuff Treatment in Atlanta GAThe group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint to keep the upper arm bone firmly within the socket of the shoulder is known as the rotator cuff. Injury to the rotator cuff most often occurs in those who repeatedly use their arms above their heads. Painters, carpenters, and those who play baseball and tennis are prime candidates for rotator cuff injuries. Those who suffer from a rotator cuff injury often require physical therapy to improve flexibility and strength of the surrounding muscles of the shoulder joint. For those who have had to undergo surgery for rotator cuff repair, physical therapy is also needed to rehabilitate the joint and muscles.

The premier physical, manual, and occupational therapists at Sovereign Rehabilitation are committed to helping patients recover from rotator cuff surgery and find relief from rotator cuff injuries. Exercises can help restore strength and flexibility in the shoulder to promote healing and function. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our treatment programs are individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient. The goal of our rotator cuff injury rehabilitation program is to treat the injury while also preventing further injury from occurring.
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