Lonoke: Avoid Surgery After A Sports Injury

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“Reach Your Peak Performance!” AVOID SURGERY AFTER A SPORTS INJURY

INSIDE Avoid Surgery After A Sports Injury

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people, playing sports is a fun way to burn extra calories, socialize, and get fit. Unfortunately, this also means the occasional sports injury or a flare up of an old injury or condition. You don’t have to be a professional or even an amateur athlete to suffer a sports injury. In fact, many times, those most susceptible to sports injuries are people who have just started exercising or participate on a recreational level.

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“Remain Active & Worry Free!” AVOID SURGERY AFTER A SPORTS INJURY

Sports injuries in this article will be defined as injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones and tissues such as cartilage. The most common sports injuries include: SPRAINS: A sprain occurs when the connective tissue that joins the end of the bone with another is stretched or torn. Those connective tissues are known as ligaments. Sprains are caused by trauma such as a fall or blow to the body that knocks a joint out of position. Ankles, knees and wrists are most vulnerable to sprains. However, back, neck and shoulder sprains are very common too. STRAINS: A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is pulled, torn or twisted. Strains are non-contact injuries, such as those that occur from overstretching. A common example of a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy. KNEE INJURIES: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Orthopedic surgeons see more than 5.5 million people annually for knee injuries, which can include runner’s knee (pain or tenderness close to the knee cap at the front side of the knee), tendonitis and iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee). Severe knee injuries often include

bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments.

SHIN SPLINTS: Shin splints occur when there is a pain along the large bone in the front of the lower leg, known as the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints most commonly occur in runners, especially those who are just starting a running program. This is usually due to poor alignment of the body, or weakness in the leg muscles. The team at Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy can treat many orthopedic and repetitive motion injuries without the need for invasive surgeries or medications. In fact, most doctors have their patients try physical therapy first before recommending any other procedures. The licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy can customize a program that addresses the weakness of your particular musculoskeletal system, allowing you to recover quickly and remain active. Even if you have an old injury, it is important to have it evaluated by our physical therapists to prevent long-term damage like arthritis. If you have sports or orthopedic injuries like tendonitis, arthritis, a stress fracture or low back pain, our therapists can design a treatment plan to promote improved function, wellness and minimize the risk of re-injury.

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INGREDIENTS: • 1 large package Strawberry Jello made with 2 cups water • 1 large package frozen strawberries thawed in hot Jello (I use 2 small from Kroger) • 1 can whole cranberry sauce • 1 large can drained crushed pineapple

Preparation: Mix in all ingredients. Let strawberries thaw before adding. Let chill for 1/2 an hour and serve.

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Patient Spotlight

Meet Michael. He came to physical therapy after injuring his right shoulder at a football camp in June. He was having difficulty reaching behind his back and participating in football camps and practices. Michael has now returned to full participation in football without pain and will begin his senior year of Lonoke football this fall season. Check out his success story below. “ProMotion Physical Therapy has been an amazing experience for me! I came in to seek treatment for my rotator cuff that I had recently hurt at football practice. After five weeks of treatment I could throw a lot better and now take contact again. I also could pick up heavy objects and work overhead once again. My shoulder pain decreased tremendously and healed better than before. Here at therapy, I received great information and learned new things about the body. Every visit was a success because I got better and received a lot of laughing. There’s so much love and care here at therapy and I encourage you to try it for yourself. I count this adventure a success.” - Michael H. “I count this adventure a success!” Outstanding RESULTS I feel like my normal self again!

I can now run with little pain! “I can now run with little pain and jump and squat with no pain. I can catch the ball and throwwithout pain. I can actually walk to school without aching all day. When my friends ask me to go walking, I can actually say yes and go without having to sit in the house all day because of pain. Thanks to Lonoke Physical Therapy for all your help.” - A.C.

“I came into therapy with a grade 1 MCL sprain. After two weeks, I can now have use of my elbow. I am now able to throw and play baseball. I have no trouble bending my elbow. I feel like my normal self again.” - C.H. I can now start running again! “Before and right after surgery, I wasn’t able to do many routine things around the house. I can now play softball and start running again. I’m very thankful for the staff at Lonoke Physical Therapy. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am right now.” - H.C.

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Practice NEWS

Celebrating a work anniversary!

Happy Birthday to Fiona! Her Birthday is August 16th. Happy birthday!

Happy one year work anniversary to Garrett. His work anniversary is August 4th.

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FREE CHECK-UP SERVICE We may discharge your condition, but our relationship is for life.

To improve our service to you we are now offering FREE CHECK-UPS TO ALL OF OUR PAST PATIENTS Come in for a Free check up with your therapist!

We’ve had quite a few people come in for their Free Check-Up and leave with a smile. Don’t let the year get by without scheduling yours.

Can’t get out and do what you want due to nagging pain? Schedule your Free Check-Up and let us help get you back to doing the things you love.

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help keep you moving... QUAD SET While lying or sitting with a small towel rolled under your ankle, tighten your top thighmuscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 6 times.

PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up your leg off the ground. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 5 times.

Helps With Hip Pain

Helps With Ankle Pain

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. www.simpleset.net

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Care enough to Share how physical therapy helped you. Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? Send them our way, they will thank you and so will we.

Each month we have a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card for our patients that refer people to us. Get in the game and get the word out. The more people you refer, the more chances you have to win.

Cut out the card below and give it to someone who could benefit from therapy.

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