ReQuest: How To Avoid Common Active injuries

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AVOID COMMON ACTIVE INJURIES

Whether you have experienced an injury or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at ReQuest Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain- free life. Give us a call today:

Whether you just like to play weekend sports, walk for exercise or are an avid athlete, injuries can happen from time to time. It’s easy to sustain an injury to your muscles, tendons, or ligaments if you do not train properly. At the microscopic level, when muscles, tendons and ligaments are over- stretched, little tears form in the tissues. Your body normally heals quickly from this. However, the severity of the injury determines how long it will take to fully recover. Sprains and Strains. Severe sprains and strains may require braces and even surgery. 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. 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

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the strain due to poor body mechanics. 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 and pains, or would just like to move better than you used to, call ReQuest Physical Therapy today to learn more about how physical therapy can help you LIVE LIFE PAIN FREE!

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