Manual Edge_Quickly Recover from Rotator Cuff Injury

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GOOD PEOPLE BREAKING DOWN THE DOOR FOR AN APPOINTMENT! Two days prior to Christmas, I was in a treatment room and I heard a crash and felt the floor vibrate. I said to the patient “well that’s not good”. I thought a car had crashed into the bottom of our building on the Academy Blvd side. I figured if it was a problem for us, someone would let me know, and I secretly hoped that was the case. Val knocked on the treatment room door just as I finished that thought and said “Tim, we have an emergency”. I paused and she said “it’s a big emergency” so my secret hope was dashed. The result was what you see below. A mistake of the gas pedal for the brake. We are happy to report no one was injured and the temporary door will be replaced soon. While we realize getting an appointment can sometimes be frustrating, remember to call first and “not take matters into your own hands”...just kidding!

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PHYSICAL THERAPY R E COV E R QU I CK LY W I TH THE HE L P OF

Yourrotatorcuff iscomprisedofthemusclesandtendonssurroundingyourshoulder joint. Sometimes, the rotator cuff can become torn or injured, due to repetitive overheadmotionsperformed insports(suchastennis)or jobs(suchascarpentry.) Athletesarealsoatriskofdevelopingarotatorcuff injury iftheyparticipate inrigorous activities, such as weightlifting, swimming, or tennis. Theactivemovementsassociatedwithsportsand laboriousworkareundoubtedly important factors to keep in mind; however, passive movements can also be contributingfactorstoan injury.Continuouspoorpostureand improperpositioning of the shoulders can make your scapula, or shoulder blade, much more vulnerable to pain and rotator cuff injuries. Thosewhoexperiencerotatorcuff injuriesor“tornshoulders”generallyreportadull achedeep intheirshoulder,armweakness,difficultyreachingbehindtheirback,and disturbed sleep due to pain.

At Manual Edge Physical Therapy, our natural and non-invasive methods can help relieve your shoulder pain and heal your rotator cuff injury.

HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP A ROTATOR CUFF INJURY?

While rotator cuff injuries sometimes require surgery if they are severe enough, thereareseveralcaseswherephysical therapy treatmentscanwork justaswell (if not better) than surgery. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, “A recent study from Finlandasserts thatwhen itcomes to treatmentofnontraumatic rotatorcuff tears, physical therapy alone producesresultsequaltothoseproducedbyarthroscopicsurgeryandopensurgical repair.” In this same study, a follow-up on 167 patients receiving physical therapy alonefortheirrotatorcuff injuries,demonstratedthatconservativetreatment,such asphysicaltherapy,shouldbeconsideredastheprimarytreatmentforthiscondition.

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Yoga. Yoga provides relaxing physical activity all year long and can easily be done in your bedroom, living room or, just about anywhere in the house. You can even use yoga first thing in the morning to wake up slowly and get your body warmed up for the day. Running Alternatives. If you love cardio, you probably don’t want to give up that runner’s high, but you might not want to venture out into frosty conditions either. Get your heart pumping indoors with cardio exercises you can do at home, such as: Exercises To Do Indoors

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

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PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks. This is a good stretch if you sit at a computer all day. Hold for 20 seconds.

• Climbing stairs • Jumping jacks • Mountain climbers • Burpees

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• Jump rope • High knees

SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

You can keep exercising all winter—without risking frostbite. It might take you a few tries to find an indoor workout you love, but don’t give up; you might just find your new favorite activity.

H OW D O I K NOW I F P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y I S N E E D E D ?

It isnaturaltoexperienceanoccasionalacheorpainfromoverexertion.However, it iswhenthepainbecomes chronicorunbearable that theconditionbecomesserious.Chronicpain,orpainpersistingfor threemonths or longer, is an indication that PT intervention is needed. There are some additional symptoms to consider that may also be telling signs that treatment is needed, such as: • Sharp or stinging pains. • Uncomfortable “clicking” sounds with movement. • Dull pain that runs alongside your arm. • Sudden arm weakness. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to contact a physical therapist for treatment. HOW CAN I BEGIN TREATMENTS? AtManualEdgePhysicalTherapy,wewillconductaphysicalevaluationanddiagnostic tests todetermine if youdo indeedhavea rotatorcuff tear,andwewilldesignapersonalized treatmentplanbasedon theneeds of your diagnosis. Specialized techniques, such as ice and heat therapies, manual therapies, or ultrasound may be used to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and enhance function. Gentle stretches and exercises may also be prescribed to improve your posture and the range of motion of your shoulder. Ifyouaresufferingfromarotatorcuff injury,contactustoday.Ourdedicatedphysicaltherapistswillprovide you with some much-needed relief and get you started on your path toward recovery!

Source:https://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2014/3/12/RotatorCuffTears/?blogid=10737418615

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ROTATOR CUFF & SHOULDER PAIN WORKSHOP SATURDAY FEB 22ND 9:30AM TO 10:30AM AT RELAX THE BACK STORE 1234 E. WOODMEN RD CS, CO 80920 CALL 719-694-8342 TO REGISTER

“I came in with some severe back pain preventing me from being able to carry out all my responsibilities at my job. After the first couple visits I had already started to see an improvement in pain levels. It’s a whole year now and not only has my pain decreased significantly, but my posture has improved and issues with my digestion have improved as well. I would recommend Manual Edge to any who have needs for physical therapy. The entire staff is wonderful, very respectful, and professional.” -Austin H.

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Sprains & Strains Soft Tissue Injuries Sports Injuries Shoulder & Knee Hand & Wrist Injuries Foot & Ankle Conditions

Spinal Injuries Pelvic Pain

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INGREDIENTS: • 5-6 cups cauliflower florets • 3 tbsp vegetable oil • 1/3 cup corn starch • 3-4 cups steamed rice, for serving • thinly sliced green onions for garnish • 3/4 cup sugar

• 2 tbsp soy sauce • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)

• 1 tsp garlic powder • 1/2 tsp onion salt • 1/4 cup ketchup • 1 tbsp cornstarch • 2 tbsp cold water

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a baking sheet. Combine cauliflower and oil in a large ziplock bag. Seal and shake to coat cauliflower in the oil. Open the bag, add corn starch, seal bag, and toss to coat again. Transfer coated cauliflower to a greased pan. Bake for 15-20 min until cauliflower starts to brown on thebottoms.Switchoven tobroilandcookonhigh for3-4minutes justuntil topsstart tobrown.Whilecauliflower iscooking,prepare thesaucebyaddingsugar,vinegar,soy sauce,garlicpowder,onionsalt,andketchup inamediumsaucepan.Stirandbring to a boil. Whisk together the corn starch and cold water in a small bowl until dissolved. Add to sauce pan and stir until thickened, then reduce to low heat. Combine roasted cauliflowerandsauce.Servewithsteamed riceand topwithslicedgreenonions. https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/baked-sweet-sour-cauliflower/

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