Empower PT . Staying Active & Avoiding Injury

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The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Stay Active While Avoiding Injuries

Whether you just like to play weekend sports, walk for exercise or are an avid athlete, injuries can happen from time to time. Most injuries are from overusing muscles, tendons and ligaments, which may feel like soreness, especially the next day. 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 the extent of time

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 how we can help you be active and pain-free!

needed to recover. Sprains and Strains

Sprains are over-stretching injuries to the tendons and ligaments while strains are over-

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