Rehab Access. Avoiding Sports Injuries

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Stay Active While Avoiding Injuries

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At the microscopic level, when muscles, tendons and ligaments are over-stretched, little tears form in the tissues. Your body normallyhealsquickly from this.However, the severity of the injury determines the extent of time needed to recover. Sprains and Strains Sprains are over-stretching injuries to the tendons and ligaments while strains are over- stretching injuries to the muscles.These can range from mild to severe. Realize, that for even mild sprains, the body can take about 6 weeks to heal the soft tissue. That means adequate rest and rehabilitation is needed to

fully recover from this type of injury. Severe sprains and strains may at times require braces and even surgical repair.The recovery from this can be longer, 8 weeks or more and it is wise to have proper physical therapy rehabilitation to recover. Even old sprains and strains can stay around to haunt you if they have not been properly rehabilitated. Tendonitis Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons from overuse. This can be for a variety of reasons, but typically, that body part is taking the strain due to poor movement of other areas. For example, tendonitis in the shoulder

or elbow is typically from poor posture of the neck and upper back. This causes an altered movement in the shoulder and arm, increasing strain on the tendons. Physical therapy helps by relieving the inflammation and pain while restoring normal motion and posture. If you suffer from aches, pains or would just like to move better than you use to, call us today to learn more about our different programs and howwe can help you be active and pain-free!

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3. If further assessment is

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.

2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home.

warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

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