Richmond: Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain

DON’T LET PAIN TAKE AWAY YOUR ZEN NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter 646-820-5669

INSIDE: • Don’t Let Pain Take Away Your Zen • Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlights • Healthy Recipe • Discover How To Live Pain-Free

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Health & Wellness Newsletter

DON’T LET PAIN TAKE AWAY YOUR ZEN NEWSLETTER

Whether you have hurt your shoulder, elbow, wrist or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Richmond Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at 646-820-5669.

It’s time to say goodbye to shoulder, elbow and wrist 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. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. What is Causing the Pain? 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 Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number 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 put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, 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.

Shoulder, elbow and wrist 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 that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, wrist and elbow pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting

• Athletic injuries • Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints

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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, elbows and wrists, contact your physical therapist. GETTING A HANDLE ON SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN

One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow and wrist is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — 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 shoulder, elbows and wrists 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. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain. 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 shoulder, elbows or wrists will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for

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STRAWBERRY-CHOCOLATE GREEK YOGURT BARK

INGREDIENTS • 3 c whole-milk plain Greek yogurt • ¼ c pure maple syrup or honey

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1½ c sliced strawberries • ¼ c mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS Linea rimmedbakingsheetwithparchmentpaper.Stiryogurt,maplesyrup (orhoney) and vanilla in a medium bowl. Spread on the prepared baking sheet into a 10-by-15- inch rectangle. Scatter the strawberries on top and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Freeze until very firm, at least 3 hours. To serve, cut or break into 32 pieces. To make ahead: Freeze airtight between sheets of parchment for up to 1 month; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Equipment: Parchment paper.

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Patient Success Spotlights

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“I was pushed to improve strength!” “The staff were without fail professional, friendly, and caring. I liked the attention to detail and that I was pushed to improve strength at appropriate intervals.” - R.D. “The exercises were super helpful and challenging, allowing me to get back to my active lifestyle quickly.” “The whole staff was very enjoyable to work with and made me feel very comfortable. The exercises were super helpful and challenging, allowing me to get back to my active lifestyle quickly.” - K.L.

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Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain.

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SCAPULAR RETRACTION Stand tall, shoulders relaxed. Pull shoulder blades back and down. Don’t hunch your shoulders. Good stretch to relax your shoulders.

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