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Benefits of Aquatics Therapy After a Shoulder Replacement

It is no secret that shoulder injuries can be downright debilitating, oftentimes resulting in the need for surgery. One of the most common instances where surgery is the only option is when a shoulder replacement is in order. No amount of pain medication or physical therapy can prevent this from being the only viable option. However, when it comes to …

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Fractured Wrist – Treatment and Recovery

Wrist fractures or distal radius fractures are one of the most common fractures in children (25%) and in the elderly (up to 18%) population. Moreover, women are at higher risk of having a wrist fracture than men. Wrist fractures are not only financially costly but have many various social costs such as lost attendance at school or at work, loss …

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Physical Therapy for Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a painful condition that causes fibrosis of the glenohumeral joint (or shoulder joint) capsule, resulting in pain, stiffness and limited motion in affected patients. Most patients suffering from a frozen shoulder are women (around 70%) however, in men the risk of greater disability is higher. This condition not only affects joints, but also has …

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A Look at the Most Common Hip Problems

Many people suffer from hip pain or discomfort, whether as a result of a serious injury, regular wear and tear, or some other cause. Depending on what the root cause of your hip pain is, you likely have several different options as far as treatment goes. If left untreated, hip pain can wreak havoc on your overall quality of life …

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Different Kinds of Pain Caused by Spinal Cord Injuries

The annual incidence of spinal cord injuries (SCI) is approximately 17000 new cases each year and more than 300,000 people are currently living with SCI in the US. Around 56% of all reported SCIs occur in people between the ages of 16 and 30. This indicates not only a very young age range but also one in which most people …

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Physical Therapy for Your Feet: What You Should Know

Foot and ankle injuries are some of the most common, especially among athletes. In addition to being fairly common injuries, they are also incredibly debilitating, as we need our feet and ankles in order to walk and perform everyday activities. Thankfully, there are numerous helpful rehabilitation programs in place that are designed specifically to remedy foot and ankle issues. Physical …

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Neck pain: Causes and Management

The neck, also known as the cervical spine, is made up of nerves, muscles, bones and joints. Nerves run from the brain to different parts of the body through the neck and therefore, any kind of pain or irritation along the nerve pathway running through the neck can affect the whole body. People often experience neck pain due to maintaining …

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A Look at the Most Common Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are incredibly difficult on both the person living with them and their loved ones. These types of conditions come in all different shapes and sizes and can affect people of all ages and health. From Alzheimer’s to Bell’s Palsy and epilepsy, there are almost too many neurological disorders to count these days. In order to have a better …

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Surprising Facts About Arthritis

Chances are you are familiar with the term arthritis, but did you know that it is a complicated disease that can affect anyone, not just the elderly? The term arthritis in itself refers to roughly 120 different diseases that can have some sort of impact on the joints, muscles, and other soft tissues in the body. No matter what form …

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Facts About Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are a growing and serious problem in many parts of the world, including right here in the United States. Unfortunately, many people do not fully grasp what, exactly, neurological disorders are and how they impact the overall quality of life of those suffering. One of the most common misconceptions about neurological conditions is that they are equivalent to …