Ankle Injury Treatment

 

Category: Ankle Injury, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Ankle Sprain Treatment in Atlanta GAAnkle injuries are among the most common injuries that people face. A turned or sprained ankle can happen to the most fit people, the most careful people, and even those who try to avoid any type of strenuous activity. Many ankles have been injured from stepping off a step the wrong way or walking through a yard and stepping in a hole that was not visible. However, even though ankle injuries are common and seemingly simple, they can cause much pain and discomfort during the healing process.
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Post Breast Surgery Therapy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Post Breast Surgery Therapy in Atlanta GAMany women with breast cancer have some type of breast surgery. Any type of breast surgery can affect how well women are able to move their shoulders, arms, how easily they are able to take a deep breath, or simply complete daily tasks such as brushing their hair, bathing, and dressing. Pain and stiffness can cause weakness and limit movement of the upper body. It is very important for women to do exercises after breast surgery in order to get the arms and shoulders moving again. Exercises help to decrease any side effects from surgery and to prevent scar tissue from building up and restricting healing.
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Migraine Headaches

 

Category: Headaches, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Migraine Headache Treatment in Atlanta GAMigraine headaches can cause debilitating pain. From intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation to nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light, migraine headaches can be so severe that those who suffer are unable to function during the day. Migraine headaches can last for hours to days. Most people find that they are unable to do anything other than find a dark, quiet space to lie down during their intense pain. If you are suffering from Migraine headaches, Sovereign Rehabilitation is here to help you find long lasting relief.

While some medications can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine, not all treatments last long enough for the headache to subside. Many times, finding the right balance between a migraine headache medication combined with effective therapy and lifestyle changes is necessary for those suffering to find relief. Sovereign Rehabilitation offers expert treatment for patients in the greater Atlanta area. Our licensed physical and manual therapists understand that these severe headaches can be debilitating, causing you to miss work and activities with your family and friends.
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Frozen Shoulder

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Shoulder Rehabilitation

Atlanta Frozen Shoulder TreatmentFrozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that is characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. People who are recovering from a medical condition or procedure that affects the mobility of the arm have an increased risk for developing frozen shoulder. Here at Sovereign Rehabilitation, we can provide treatment to provide more fluid mobility and reduce the pain that you may be suffering.
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Back Pain During Pregnancy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Atlanta Physical Therapy for Pregnant WomenBack pain is a common occurrence for women during pregnancy. In fact, more than half of all pregnant women suffer from back pain at some point throughout their nine months. As a woman’s belly grows throughout pregnancy, the lower back curves more than usual to accommodate the weight out in front. This curving results in strained muscles and back pain. As the uterus continues to grow, it shifts the center of gravity forward as pregnancy progresses and puts even more pressure on the lower back. Hormones also play a role in back pain during pregnancy. A hormone called relaxin causes the ligaments to stretch and joints to loosen to prepare the body for child birth, but this can also lead to back pain because there is more weight and less support on the spine.
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Pinched Nerve

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Pinched Nerve

Atlanta Pinched Nerve TreatmentNerves travel from the brain and spinal cord to send important messages to all areas of the body. A pinched nerve (a nerve compression) sends the message that the nerve is damaged — and the most often signal of this message is pain. Damage from a pinched nerve can be mild to severe. It can cause temporary or long lasting problems. Any warning signal from a pinched nerve should not be ignored. The earlier treatment for a pinched nerve is given, the more quickly a person will find relief.
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Bell’s Palsy

 

Category: Bell's Palsy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta Bell's Palsy TreatmentBell’s Palsy is a paralysis or weakness of the muscles that affects one side of the face. When there is damage to the facial nerve that on one side of the face, the affected side of the face will droop. This paralysis can affect a person’s sense of taste, smell, production of saliva and tears, and severe cases can also impact a person’s ability to see out of one eye. Bell’s Palsy is a condition that typically comes on suddenly, often overnight, and it will usually get better with time.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Hand Therapy MassageRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints of the hands and feet as well as other ball and socket joints in the body. Unlike typical arthritis which is caused by the continuous wear-and-tear of joint use, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis causes painful swelling that can result in joint deformity and bone erosion.
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Fibromyalgia

 

Category: Fibromyalgia Treatment, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

logo-sov-300Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder with widespread pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, memory loss, and severe mood swings. Research shows that fibromyalgia affects the way a person’s brain processes pain signals and amplifies them so that people who have fibromyalgia feel constant discomfort. Women are much more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than men. Sometimes symptoms begin after a physical injury, surgery, or infection. Other times stress plays a role in fibromyalgia, and symptoms can gradually accumulate over time. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but there are treatment plans available that can help sufferers control symptoms.
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Hip Injury

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

slider1As with all joints in the body, the hip is designed to withstand consistent repeated motion. The largest ball and socket joint in the body, the hip should allow for fluid movement of the legs and lower torso. A cushion of cartilage is present between the ball and socket of the hip so that it prevents friction from constant movement and use. However, with age the cartilage of the hip socket can wear down or become damaged, as well as the muscles of the hip becoming overused. The hip can be fractured during an injury or fall. Any damage to the hip can cause pain when walking, twisting, or changing positions. Sovereign Rehab offers patients hip injury rehabilitation in order for them to gain relief from their hip discomfort.
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