PT of Melissa: Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

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SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN Enjoy Precious Moments Without Fear of Pain!

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. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

INSIDE: • Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Wrist Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN Enjoy Precious Moments Without Fear of Pain!

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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. 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 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 and strains • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints Oneof thebiggestconcernsregardingpain in thewrist,elbowandshoulder 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 iswhysomany issuesregardingpain in thewrists,elbowsandshoulders typicallybecomechronic.Since it isdifficult toallow thesebodyparts time to properlyrest, theycontinuebeingoverusedand thepaincanactuallyworsen.

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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 suffering with shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free life!

Contact us to schedule an appointment today at 972-837-4450!

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Discover How To Live Pain Free!

At Physical Therapy of Melissa, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. CALL AND TALK TO YOUR THERAPIST DISCOVER WHY YOUR PAIN HAS COME BACK GET YOUR CUSTOM RECOVERY PROGRAM

Grilled Shrimp Tacos w/ Sriracha Slaw INSTRUCTIONS

INGREDIENTS • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro • Juice of 3 limes, divided • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded • 1/4 c. mayonnaise • 1 tbsp. sriracha • 4 medium tortillas

In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cilantro, and 1/3 of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.Add shrimp to a baking dish and pour over mixture. Toss until completely coated and let marinate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, toss cabbage with mayo, remaining lime juice and sriracha. Season with salt.Heat grill to high. Skewer shrimp and grill until charred, 3 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until charred, 1 minute per side. Serve shrimp in tortillas with slaw.

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The purpose of our program is to establish and store a baseline of cognitive, oculomotor and balance functions prior to a sports season. In the event your child sustains a suspected concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI), the baseline results can be compared with your child’s performance after injury.This comparison helps to indicate any change in cognition, balance and oculomotor function and is an important tool in an overall concussion management program. Our concussion team strongly believes that in order to fully treat all symptoms of a concussion you must have both cognitive and balance/vestibular data. An athlete may appear asymptomatic and even pass a computerized cognitive test, however, the lingering effects of a balance disturbance from head trauma would go otherwise undetected without a balance/ oculomotor assessment. We are offering our Concussion Baseline Testing program for $30 through September 14, 2018. (Our regular fee for this program is $45). You are entitled to free follow-up testing after a documented head injury for one year after the date of baseline testing at Physical Therapy of Melissa. Register by visiting online at or call our office at 972-837-4450 now! Concussion Baseline Testing Now Available!


“Before starting PT, I had severe pain in my right shoulder and very limited movement. I was skeptical that it could ever not be in pain. With Crystal’s assistance, my shoulder is now pain-free and I can use my arm again without it hurting!! Everyone here has been great, very friendly, and caring. Thanks!” – LaVerne H. “ shoulder is now pain-free and I can use my arm again without it hurting!!”

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