Avoiding Halloween Hazards

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAside from making sure to check your child’s bag of candy before letting them eat it, you might not consider Halloween to have many dangers. Unfortunately though, bulky costumes and pumpkin carving catastrophes make it a little more hazardous than you might think.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2013, finger and hand injuries accounted for over 17 percent of Halloween wounds – most of which, 30.3 percent, were suffered by kids aged 10-14. Breaks and fractures sustained from falls and ill-fitting Halloween costumes are another big culprit of Halloween disasters.
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Cold Weather Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation CenterScience is still on the fence about the definitive link between cold weather and chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. However, many sufferers claim that when fall kicks into high gear, those colder temperatures make their symptoms worse.

There are plenty of at-home therapies that can provide temporary relief for rheumatoid arthritis. Warm baths and heating pads can help soothe sore, inflamed joints, and light exercise can keep those joints lubricated, which can reduce and even prevent pain.
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Breast Cancer Awareness and Post-Breast Surgery Therapy

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here at Sovereign Rehabilitation, we’re proud to support survivors with our integrative post-breast surgery services.

Our caring, attentive therapists understand the unique struggles of women who’ve undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and breast reconstruction, and we’re here to offer support throughout the post-surgery process to help women not only feel better, but also get back to living their best lives.
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Sports Rehabilitation at Sovereign

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation DoctorsThis time of year is a favorite for many – and not just because of all the pumpkin-flavored coffees making their seasonal debuts. Fall is football season, and along with tailgates and trash talk comes the increased potential for painful, debilitating  sports injuries.

Football players (the professional, backyard, and school-aged variety) are at risk for suffering a wide-range of slips, falls and collisions each season, leading to conditions such as shoulder tendinitis, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff injury, sprains and repetitive strain injuries, just to name a few.
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