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STAY ACTIVE & Avoid Injury What you need to know to stop common injuries...

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 Severe sprains and strains may require braces to immobilize the area or even surgery. These can range from mild to severe. Realize, that even for mild sprains the body can take about 2-6 weeks to heal the soft tissue. That means adequate rest and rehabilitation is needed to fully recover long it will take to fully recover. Sprains and Strains

from this type of injury. The recovery from these types of strain and sprain need 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 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. Our comprehensive treatments at PROCare Physical Therapy help by relieving the inflammation and pain while restoring normal motion and posture.

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