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…)


After the Injury: Getting Back to Work

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Workplace Injuries

Physical Therapist Performing Rehab With Man Atlanta GAGetting back to work as quickly as possible is often a priority for those with work-related injuries. In order to return to work safely and be effective, work conditioning may be required. Sovereign Rehabilitation may be able to help you get back to work soon.

Your Physical and Functional Needs

There are many reasons why a person may have been injured while on the job. Some injuries may be one-time occurrences due to an accident of some sort, while others may have roots in environmental causes such as repetitive movements or working in an unsafe manner. (more…)


Four Surprising Facts about Fibromyalgia

 

Category: Fibromyalgia Treatment, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Fibromyalgia Pain Atlanta GA People have experienced the symptoms of fibromyalgia long before it was confirmed by a scientific study in 1981. Since then, millions of people have been diagnosed with the condition, though it is difficult to diagnose. There are still people who experience the symptoms but have not received a clear diagnosis. Whether or not you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may be surprised at these facts about the disorder. (more…)


Working from Home? Check Your Ergonomics

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Workplace Injuries

Workspaces Atlanta GA Ergonomics is known as the science of improving workstations or work environments in ways to enable people to work safer and be more productive. Many companies provide ergonomic audits to ensure that workers have equipment in proper positions to help posture and alleviate muscle fatigue and strain. If you’re working from home, it is worth the time and expense to find a qualified professional to examine your work area and provide you with information on how to optimize it ergonomically. (more…)




Hand Health: Taking Care of Your Digits

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Hand Care and Therapy Atlanta GA Some professionals have been known to take out insurance policies on their hands because those are the tools of their trade and vital to their livelihood. Doctors, surgeons, dentists, musicians and artisans depend on healthy hands to do their work. We all use our hands for living without thinking how vital they are. Only if a finger gets hurt or broken, do we then realize how crucial is our hand health. (more…)


Vertigo: Dealing with the Symptoms

 

Category: Balance & Dizziness, Vertigo Treatment

Woman with Vertigo Holding Bridge of Her NoseOne of the most common reasons people, both young and old, make a trip to the doctor is due to dizziness, or vertigo. Many people over 40 – at least 40% of the population – have had at least one episode of vertigo. Often, it is a symptom of some minor condition, but it can also signal more significant health issues.

Positional Vertigo

Most people experience benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. This type of vertigo responds well to treatment. While sitting still or lying in bed, suddenly the room begins to feel like it is spinning or you may feel like you are spinning. About 10% of the general population is affected by vertigo with those over 40 more likely to have symptoms. Unfortunately, this problem is often the reason why people over 65 will fall. In fact, vertigo is the underlying reason a senior falls in about 25% of the cases. (more…)