A fall on an outstretched arm, a dislocated shoulder or a direct blow to your shoulder could cause a significant injury to the ball and socket joint. A labral tear is possible with any of these scenarios. It could also happen if you fail to lift heavy objects correctly. Trauma to the shoulder often results in a labral tear. (more…)
The pandemic has changed the way we do things and people have had to get creative as a result. If you were used to going to the gym for your workout, you may be one of the millions of people who have found ways to work out at home. Even as businesses begin to open up again, there will still be those who choose to continue avoiding public spaces as much as possible.
The focus on germs and the COVID-19 virus for the last few months has people questioning if they will return to the gym when it does open. In the meantime, those workout sessions at home seem to be getting the job done. The only disadvantage is getting injured during your workout. Thankfully, most of the injuries people sustain during home workouts are minor and do not require intervention. Still, it is helpful to know what the common injuries are and take steps to avoid them. (more…)
One of the most painful types of muscle spasms you will ever experience is called the charley horse. This involuntary muscle cramp typically affects the lower leg in the calf muscle. It can also affect the muscles of the thigh. A charley horse can last a few seconds or as long as fifteen minutes. You may have already experienced the excruciating pain of one, but here are a few interesting facts you may not know about it. (more…)
At its worst, sciatica pain can rank up there with a major toothache. It is a source of back pain that is easily identified and can range from annoying to debilitating. There are treatments available, both home remedies and physical therapies, that can provide pain relief.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a type of back pain resulting from pressure on the sciatic nerve. The longest nerve in the human body is the sciatic nerve. It runs from your lower back and branches off to innervate both of your hips, buttocks, legs and feet. Pressure on this nerve can affect your lower back, and the pain can radiate through the length of the nerve. It can also cause tingling, numbness or weakness in your leg or foot. (more…)
You may not be familiar with Dupuytren’s Contracture, yet over 10 million Americans are afflicted with it. This condition is a genetic illness in which your ring finger is bent toward the palm of your hand. Sometimes other fingers are affected as well. It limits the range of motion for the affected finger(s). Here are five interesting facts about this condition. (more…)
Every day, millions of women suffer from pelvic pain. It can be caused by one of a number of problems. The pain is felt in the lower part of the abdomen between the groin and navel. Most women experience it as menstrual cramps or ovulation. It can also develop as a result of a food intolerance or some other gastrointestinal issue. Some types of pelvic pain can indicate a more serious health problem. (more…)
Abdominal surgeries in women are often invasive and can lead to extended periods away from work or other responsibilities. The pain and lack of function that can follow abdominal surgery can sometimes be debilitating. It is important to care for yourself during your recovery, and physical therapy at Sovereign Rehabilitation can aid in restoring function and getting you back to your normal life as quickly as possible. (more…)
A pinched nerve occurs when there is compression on a nerve. The causes of a pinched nerve can range from inflammation, arthritis, repetitive movements or poor posture habits. A pinched nerve can cause uncomfortable symptoms and rob you from performing your daily tasks. Sovereign Rehabilitation can diagnose your pinched nerve and offer treatment to alleviate the pain that comes from it. (more…)
A diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be terrifying. This autoimmune disorder causes chronic inflammation and is degenerative in nature. Since it is an autoimmune disorder, the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body tissues, resulting in inflammation to the lining of the joints and leading to bone erosion and joint deformity. (more…)
For those who work in an office setting, spending most of their workday at a computer, carpal tunnel syndrome is a real possibility. There are ways to help prevent carpal tunnel problems like correct posture and an ergonomic workspace, regular breaks from the keyboard with proper stretches. If you’ve already been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, there are things you can do to minimize discomfort and progression. (more…)