Become informed about common issues and physical therapy treatments available to you at Superior Physical Therapy.
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Back injuries can generally be prevented by improving your physical condition:
The following tips can help you maintain your spine’s natural curves in your daily activity and help prevent injuries:
Boutonniere Deformities refer to a finger that is bent in a particular way – that is, bent down at the middle joint and extending upward at the end joint of the finger. This is often the result of an injury such as jamming your finger, but they also may be from inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. “Boutonniere” refers to the position the finger rests in after it is injured.
Timely professional therapy can often prevent the needs for surgical repair of the injured tendons.
Therapy for Boutonniere Deformity may include:
A calf strain is an injury that generally happens during acceleration or changes in direction, it is a common injury in sports. The calf muscle can be stretched to the point of a partial or complete tear in some cases. The tom calf muscle may spasm, and contract forcefully causing acute pain.
Previous calf injuries, poor strength and flexibility, and an inadequate warm-up are all factors that may increase the risk of a calf strain. Although calf strains often take a long period of time to recover, the long-term outcome after a calf strain injury is generally excellent with few complications.
Treatment for a calf strain depends on the severity of the injury.
Therapy for calf strains often include:
Along the paths that nerves follow are areas of narrowing. When a nerve passes through one of these narrow regions, it can become agitated and inflamed. Unless treatment is initiated to relive the pressure being placed upon the nerve, it can begin to die. In carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), the median nerve is compressed within the carpal tunnel.
This condition may be caused by many factors including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome has distinct signs and symptoms that may include:
Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome focus on minimizing pressure on the nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at your wrist.
Your treatment may include:
Neck muscles, particularly those in the back of your neck, can become fatigued and eventually strained with repetitive actions. Chronic pain can develop from overuse. Even minor activities such as reading in bed or grinding your teeth can strain the muscles of the neck.
Symptoms of cervical strain may include: