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DidYouJust Suffer a Sprainor aStrain?

You’ve probably had a sprain or strain at some point in your life. Chronic sprainsandstrainsarenotgoodas they lead to lastingproblemssuchas weakness and joint damage. However, did you know that being strong, flexible and having good posture can go a long way to stopping sprains and strains? Sprains and strains are extremely common injuries to the musculoskeletal system. What is a sprain? A sprain is an injury that overstretches or tears a ligament (tissue that connects bone to bone), which provides joints their stability. A severely damaged ligament during an injury or accident can cause a joint to become unstable. Symptoms may include pain, inflammation and in

some cases, the inability to move a joint (elbow, wrist or shoulder). Sprains occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as bending your wrist back during a fall. If you still have pain from a past injury, this is probably because you never fully recovered from the sprain or the joint is unstable. Sprains can be mild, or they can be traumatic, such as with a fall or with an on-the-field injury . What is a strain? A strain is an injury that overstretches or tears muscles or tendons (connects muscles to bones). A strain typically occurs at the point where the muscle is becoming a tendon and is stretched too fast, then suddenly contracts, as with quickly grasping for a falling heavy object.

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DoYouHaveShoulder, ElboworWristPain? You try to get through the day, but that nagging pain in your shoulder, elbow or wrist just keeps your attention focused on it. It sure is hard to concentrate on work, your family and other activities you need to do! We can help you get back to living!

It is common to fixate on that body part that hurts. The thought is that because it hurts there, the problem is right there! However, this is often not the cause. You see, the body part that is painful is usually the one that is doing all the work, because other areas are not doing their job. The body is truly amazing and all the parts work together as one whole, most of the time. However, when an area of your body becomes weak or stiff because it was abused from poor posture, stress or injury, even an old one, other areas strain from the overwork to pick up the slack.Acommonword that isused for this type of repetitive injury strain is called “tendonitis”. This is simply an inflammation of the tendons of that area, which attach muscles to bones. For example, a very common complaint is tennis elbow and even pain in the forearm or

forearmmuscles tooverwork.As thishappens over time, you start to notice aches and pains inyourwristandelbow. If thisgoeson too long, it becomes severe and you seek out medical help. Typically a brace may be put on the area, but that is not where the problem is, right? It’s because your shoulder was stiff and weak fromyourslouching.Ourhighly trainedphysical therapistswillbeable to identify faultypostures and poor compensation patterns. With a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan, you can be back to doing what you like todo,quicklyandeasily.Theeducation you receive about your injury and its cause will help you to stay healthy moving forward and hopefully, prevent future injury. Give us a call today if your shoulder, elbow or wrist is hurting, we can help!

wrist area. However, why is this happening in the first place? The upper extremity works in 3 parts, the shoulder, elbow and wrist. They rely on each othertomakethe incrediblemovementsofyour arm so you can reach grasp and do ordinary daily tasks we take for granted. They rely on your posture to be good in order to function properly. When you slouch or sometimes do a repetitive task, like reaching across your desk, certainmusclescanbecome too tightorstrong while others become weak. This muscle imbalance leads to that area not working as well as it should. For example, you sit at a desk all day and you slouch your shoulders. Now, your shoulder doesn’t work as well, but you still move your mouse around with your arm, which causes your wrist and

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“At Adams Physical Therapy Services I took on a challenge to get back to working shape and being an athlete again. I was injured during football season by a tackle to the knee. When football ended, I went into wrestling. After two (2) days of practice, I couldn’t take it anymore. I finally got it looked at. I had to sit out for a long time but I came to Adams Physical Therapy Services to undergo help to get better. After just 5 weeks, I went from not really being able to walk to running 2 to 3 miles again and able to continue my sports without any more problems.” -Christopher P. “Thank you!”

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Exercise Essential

Lower Fiber Traps | Prone

Strengthens Arms Always consultyour therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing. Try this movement if you are arm or shoulder pain.

Lie on your stomach with arms at your side. Slightly bring your shoulder blades together

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