It’s time to say goodbye to elbow, wrist and shoulder pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life.
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Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain
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Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain
that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issuesthatcan leadtoshoulder,wristandelbowpain include:
It’s time to say goodbye to elbow, wrist and shoulder pain once and for all. Identifyingthecauseofyourpainandtakingstepstocombat illhabits thatmaybecontributingtoyourdiscomfortcanhaveasignificant impact on your quality of life. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americanswork indoors,oftenatacomputerforapredeterminednumber of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life putthebodyunderagreatdealofstress.Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-relateddiseases.Thisputsadditionalstressonyourbody,which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow and wrist pain. Elbow, wrist and shoulder injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways
• Heavy lifting • Athletic injuries
• Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing
• Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints
Getting a Handle on Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Pain Oneofthebiggestconcernsregardingpain inthewrist,elbowandshoulder isthat it isdifficultto impossibletoactuallyallowthesepartsofthebody timetorest.Everymovementandactionrequiresthesebodyparts—and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the wrists, elbows and shoulders typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen. Are you letting pain hold you back? Call Wellbridge Physical Therapy at 617-965-8070 (Newton) or 617-734-6135 (Brookline) to schedule your appointment today!
Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your elbows, wrists or shoulders will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, wrists and elbows, contact your physical therapist. If you are looking for relief from shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain due to a condition or injury, contact your physical therapist at Wellbridge Physical Therapy by calling 617-965-8070 (Newton) or 617-734-6135 (Brookline) and schedule your appointment today! TREATMENT FOR SHOULDER, ELBOW, & WRIST PAIN
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“I started seeing Dr. Olga Gelina about a month ago and have been extremely impressed! Olga is patient and kind and always explains her treatments well (what she is doing, and why). All of the staff are extremely professional and polite. They endeavored tomeet my scheduling needs and were flexible when I need them to be. I have also started going to the Newton clinic for massage treatment, which is a great experience as well. I would highly recommend them!” - Angela C. “I had an amazing massage with Maryssa! I would definitely recommend her services! She was knowledgeable and really seemed to care about my specific issues and concerns. I already booked my next massage and the prices are very affordable!” - Jina K.
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EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes!
Shoulder D2 Pattern Stand with good posture with your arm across your body, your hand rotated in, thumb pointed down. Bring your arm up and across your body diagonally. As you do, rotate your hand outward. Finish with your hand above your head and out to the side. Repeat 6-10 times for both sides.
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MEET MARYSSA, OUR MASSAGE THERAPIST
Even the most spectacularly well-trained human body has its limits. Those limitsareset, inpart,by thesoft tissues thatmobilizeyour joints and give you the strength to perform specific tasks. Your muscles are madeupofmanysmall, thin fibers thatcontractoncommand,working together to mobilize entire large muscle groups. These muscles are attached to your bones by connective tissues called tendons, enabling them to actually move your body parts. Tougher bands of connective tissuecalled ligamentsconnectbonestootherbones foraddedstability. These tissues (and other physical systems) are covered by yet another connective tissue called fascia. Any and all of these soft tissues can be damaged by stresses. Micro- tears inthetendonscan leadtopainful inflammatoryproblemssuchas tennisorgolfer’selbow.Stretched ligaments leaveyouwithdebilitating sprains.Distortionsoradhesions (areasofscartissue) inthe fasciacan severely limitmotion inother tissues.Youmaydevelop theseproblems because your soft tissues were too tight beforehand. Our massage therapist might recommend different types of massage to accompany different forms (and intents) of your physical therapy program. For instance: • Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy using heated volcanic rocks placed along the spine to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and promote sleep. • Sports massage is used to promote flexibility and range of motion as well as decrease muscle soreness in athletes. • A techniquecalled myofascialrelease canhelp free tissues trapped by fascial adhesions or distortions. If you’re rehabilitating an injury, therapeutic massage can help your tissuesheal,soyoucangetmoreoutofyourphysical therapyregimen.
Maryssa Caruso , LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) Maryssa’spassionhasalwaysbeenabout helping others. For many years, she has worked in the childcare field caring and shaping the minds of many young children. In 2014, Maryssa considered
pursuinganotheravenueofhelpingothersbygaininghermassage license from Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy School. She happily concluded her education at Cortiva with over 700 hours of massage training.Maryssa’smodalities includebutarenot limited to: Swedish relaxation, Sports massage and Myofascial release. Hertreatmentsare individuallycustomizedtoeachperson’sneeds. When Maryssa is not teaching or working as a massage therapist, she enjoys spending time with her dog, family, being outdoors and traveling with friends. Maryssa is thrilled to become a part of the Wellbridge Physical Therapy Team!
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PASSIVE STRETCHING SESSIONS
While skilled methods of Physical Therapy address specific pain and ultimate return to function, Passive Stretching techniques focus on injury prevention and enhancement in functional and athletic performance. In other words, passive stretching sessions consist of hands-on techniques applied to a patient by our specialists to muscle groups for a period of 30-60 minutes which serve to benefit the entire body. What are the benefits? In short, improved muscle performance due to improved flexibility! After all, shortenedmuscles are inefficient muscles.Muscle inefficiency leadstodecreasedperformancepotential and possible injury. Skilled passive stretching aids in reducingmuscle and joint stiffness. As joint and muscle mobility improve, so does flexibility and effectiveness of movements. Whetherornotyouareanathlete,youcouldalsobenefit from improved flexibility. Our introductory session is free for our past or current patients, so you have nothing to lose and flexibility to gain!
Kerry Paraskevoudis , Therapeutic Stretching Specialist
KerrycompletedherBS inphysicaltherapy in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2013. She specializes in pediatric physical therapy and inneurologicaldevelopmenttreatment (NDT). Kerry moved to Massachusetts 2
yearsagoand isnowworkingasaphysical therapyaide.Sheenjoys spending time with her family and friends, biking, and traveling.
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