Johns Creek: Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain Relief

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The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “Why Are You Suffering From Pain In Your Arm?” SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN RELIEF

You try to get through the day, but that nagging pain in your shoulder, elbowor 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! It is common habit to focus on the body part that hurts. It is thought that because it hurts there, that is where the problem is coming from. However, this is often not the case as the cause of the problemstems fromanother area. The body part that is painful is usually the one that is excessively doing all the work, because other areas are not doing their job. Why it hurts The body is truly amazing and all the parts work together as a whole. However, when an area of your body becomes weak or stiff because of poor posture, stress or injury, other areas strain from the overwork. A common word that is used for this type of repetitive injury strain is called “tendonitis”. This is simply an inflammation of the tendons, which attach muscles to bones. The upper extremity works in 3 parts, the shoulder, elbow and wrist. They rely on each other to make the incredible movements of your arm so you can reach, grasp and do ordinary daily tasks we take for granted.


Proper movement relies on your posture to be in good order. When you slouch or do a repetitive task, like reaching across your desk, certain muscles can become too tight or strong while others become weak. This muscle imbalance leads to the 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 forearmmuscles to overwork. As this happens over time, you start to notice aches and pains in your wrist and elbow. If this goes on too long, it becomes severe and you need to seek out medical help. Solving the problem Typically a brace may be put on the area, but that does not solve the cause of the problem. The real reason can be because your shoulder was stiff and weak from slouching. An expert physical therapist has the right medical training

to spot where your posture is not optimum and how you are compensating. With the right evaluation and treatment from the experts at Johns Creek Physical Therapy, you can relieve your shoulder, elbow or wrist pain quickly and be back to doing what you like to do. Our home programs make it easy for you to maintain your gains and stay well for the long haul. Call us today to learn more how we can relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying your activities.

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Exercise To Relieve Shoulder Pain WAND SHOULDER FLEXION Lying on your back and holding a wand, palm face down on both sides, slowly raise the wand towards overhead. Repeat 3 sets of 8 reps.

Exactly what has helped me to achieve my goals!

“I was a patient at Johns Creek Physical Therapy several years ago and because of that wonderful experience, I have returned for therapy following my rotator cuff surgery. Marc is a really good listener with a great sense of humor. He is tough and thorough but that is exactly what has helped me to achieve my goals. I am very blessed to be at Johns Creek Physical Therapy and have Marc Stewart as my physical therapist. ” - Paula B.


Johns Creek PT: Fast Resultswith Laser Therapy

Th e L i gh t Fo r c e Therapy Laser from LiteCure Medical is the most advanced pain relief technology available to the public. Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, e n e r g i z i n g t h e

using Laser Therapy to treat a host of conditions i n c l u d i n g

r o t a t o r c u f f injuries, post operative pain and soreness (for

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surgery), frozen shoulder, Achilles t e n d o n i t i s , plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, neck pain, muscle strains, low back pain, and even migraines. Most of our patients are absolutely stunned when their pain is either cut in half or eliminated on the first visit! We are the first Physical Therapy practice in the area to invest in Laser Therapy technology. In the four months we’ve had the Laser, I am constantly amazed at what it does for our patients. If you are reading this article and you are experiencing any type of pain and you want pain relief fast, I would invite you to come in and try Laser Therapy. I’m confident it will help you!

damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain. As a Physical Therapist, I am constantly looking for ways I can help my patients. In my 18 years of being in Physical Therapy, I have never seen anything that produces results like Laser Therapy. Laser Therapy is FDA cleared to treat pain, inflammation, arthritis, and muscle spasms. We are

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