Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

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…)


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…)


Exercises You Can Do At Home For Your Plantar Fasciitis

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Plantar Fasciitis

Person with Heel Pain Shown By Red Heat Atlanta GA If you have plantar fasciitis, you are among many other people who have it as well. It is a common cause of heel pain involving the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

  1. Stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot and near your heel.
  2. The pain is usually the worst right after you wake up in the morning.
  3. Pain can be triggered when you stand for long periods or rise from sitting.
  4. Pain usually occurs after exercise, not during it.

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