4 Things to Know about Concussions

 

Category: Headaches, Rehabilitation Services, Sport Injuries

Head X Ray Atlanta GASudden back and forth movement of the brain can cause it to bounce or twist within the skull. This can occur with a blow to the head, jolting or hitting the head against a hard surface. It can also happen when the body is hit hard and it causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. When this happens, chemical changes occur within the brain. Brain cells can also be stretched or damaged with sudden movement. This is the anatomy of a concussion and here are four things you should know. (more…)


3 Causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Elbow Pain Atlanta GAIf you are experiencing a “pins and needles” sensation in your ring finger and little finger, have weakness in your hand and a loss of sensation or numbness in your hand along with pain in your forearm, you could be a victim of cubital tunnel syndrome. This condition involves the ulnar nerve. When you hit your “funny bone,” you are actually irritating not a bone, but the ulnar nerve.

The ulnar nerve runs along the inner side of the elbow. Your arm has three major nerves including the ulnar nerve. This nerve extends from your neck to your hand ending in your fingers. Any constriction of the nerve along this path can cause problems. When the compression occurs at the elbow it is called “cubital tunnel syndrome.” Here are three common causes of the condition. (more…)


When You Gotta Go: Incontinence Issues

 

Category: Urinary Incontinence, Women's Health Services

Incontinence Issues Atlanta GA One of the great concerns for women, especially as they get older, is bladder control. Even small accidents can be embarrassing and humiliating when they occur in public. In most cases, weakened or damaged muscles are the cause of leakage. Incontinence issues are more likely to occur in older people; however, they can affect women of all ages. The good news is, there are treatments available to help with incontinence issues. (more…)


When Your Child Needs Physical Therapy

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Child Going Through Physical TherapyYour child is the most precious thing in your life; so, when your medical provider suggests your child needs physical therapy, it is only natural that you would feel some apprehension. All types of questions may begin to flood your mind, adding to your anxiety. Working with your child’s doctor and doing a little research will help settle some of those anxious feelings and help you become better informed, so you can choose the best physical therapist for your child. (more…)


Sciatic Pain and Pregnancy

 

Category: Back Pain, Sciatica Treatment

Pregnant Pain Atlanta GA One of the major joys in a women’s life is bringing new life into the world. Many mothers cite pregnancy as one of their best experiences. It can also be a time of annoying or debilitating back pain. You may find yourself somewhere on that line of continuum, and the discomfort or pain may be interfering with your daily activities and wearing you down with fatigue. With accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, you can find relief and enjoy your pregnancy. (more…)



5 Tips to Improve Bone Health

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Foot and Ankle Injury Atlanta, GAIt is interesting that while the average person thinks of bone health in terms of older people and osteoporosis, bone health needs to be protected at all ages. With all the dietary hype changing from year to year or even month to month, it is easy to miss out on those foods that support bone health during the various stages of life.

Some people cut out dairy completely, some people cut out certain grains or vegetables and studies of what is good or not good continue to contradict each other. Meanwhile, people are in a quandary and bone health can suffer. Here are a few tips to help you keep your bones healthy. (more…)



Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Hand Going Through Therapy with PAShortening of fibrous tissue can cause a decrease in the range of motion for muscles. This is the case with Dupuytren’s contracture. Most individuals who have this condition lose the mobility of their fourth and fifth fingers, or ring finger and little finger. It can also extend to the other fingers and sometimes the thumb can be affected.

Anatomy of Dupuytren’s Contracture

The palmer fascia is a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm of the hand. It is sandwiched between the skin of the palm and the underlying tendons. The tendons allow the fingers to flex. (more…)


Dry Needling for Muscle Spasms

 

Category: Dry Needling, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Conyers Physical Therapy, GAMuscle spasms can create a range of discomfort from mild annoyance to teeth gritting pain. Muscle relaxing medication is often prescribed to alleviate the pain, but not every patient desires to be put on a regime of drugs for pain control. Some patients should not take these drugs. Fortunately, there is an alternative treatment, backed by research and proven results. (more…)