Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Abdominal Surgery Recovery

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Atlanta GA 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…)


Realities of Fibromyalgia

 

Category: Fibromyalgia Treatment, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

East Cobb Physical Therapy, GASymptoms of fibromyalgia were confirmed in a scientific study in 1981, yet even today there are still some doctors who overlook it as a real condition. Patients who suffer from it are well aware of how real it is, and how debilitating it can be to live with the condition. Because it affects everyone differently, it is difficult to diagnose, and symptoms often can look like a different condition. Living with fibromyalgia can be challenging, especially when the realities you face are invisible to those around you. (more…)


Do You Do the Heavy Lifting?

 

Category: Back Pain, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Back Pain Atlanta GA Whether it is your job and you do it on a daily basis, or if you only do it occasionally at home, proper lifting of heavy objects is important for back health. Doing it wrong can result in straining your back muscles. In fact, lifting heavy objects improperly causes many avoidable back problems.

You may be surprised to learn that just ten pounds of weight puts 100 pounds of pressure on lower back muscles. For every ten pounds you lift, you add an additional 100 pounds of pressure to your back. No wonder your back hurts when you do the heavy lifting. Lifting heavy objects repeatedly over time can do serious damage to back muscles. Lifting properly can save those muscles. (more…)



Make the Most of Your Flexible Spending Account

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Appointment in Calendar Atlanta GANovember is the time of year when you begin to see more mail requesting end-of-year donations so you can take advantage of the tax credits. It is also the time of year when many individuals start checking their health insurance and flexible spending accounts. Those who do not check their benefits are at risk of leaving money on the table at the end of the year. (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…)



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…)



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…)