BioSport PT: Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

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Enjoy Precious Moments Without Fear of Pain! SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN

You try to get through the day, but that nagging pain in your shoulder, elbow or wrist just keeps your attention focused on it. It sure is hard to concentrate on work, your family and other activities you need to do! (continued inside)

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN Enjoy Precious Moments Without Fear of Pain!

INSIDE: • What Is Causing Your Shoulder Pain? • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Wrist Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

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It is common to fixate on the body part that hurts. It is often thought that because it hurts there, the problem is right there. However, this is typically not the case, as the cause of the problem is in another area. The body part that is painful is usually the one that is doing all the work because other areas are not doing their job. Why it hurts The body is truly amazing and all the parts work together as one whole. However, when an area of your body becomes weak or stiff because of poor posture, stress or injury, other areas strain from the overwork. A common word that is used for this type of repetitive injury strain is called “tendonitis.” This is simply an inflammation of the tendons, which attach muscles to bones. The upper extremity works in 3 parts, the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. They rely on each other to make the incredible movements of your arm so you can reach, grasp and do ordinary daily tasks we take for granted. Proper movement relies on your posture to be in good order. When you slouch or sometimes do a repetitive task, like reaching across your desk, certain muscles can become too tight or strong while others become weak. This muscle imbalance leads to that area not working as well as it should.

For example, you sit at a desk all day and you slouch your shoulders. Now, your shoulder doesn’t work as well, but you still move your mouse around with your arm, which causes your wrist and forearm muscles to overwork. As this happens over time, you start to notice aches and pains in your wrist and elbow. If this goes on too long, it becomes severe and you need to seek medical help. Solving the problem Typically a brace may be put on the area, but that does not solve the cause of the problem. The real reason can be because your shoulder was stiff and weak from slouching. An expert physical therapist has the right medical training to spot where your posture is not optimum and how you are compensating. With the right evaluation and treatment from the experts at BioSport PhysicalTherapy, you can relieve your shoulder, elbow or wrist pain quickly and be back to doing what you like to do. Our home programs make it easy for you to maintain your gains and stay well for the long haul. Call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying your activities.

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WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR SHOULDER PAIN?

The majority of pain that travels to your shoulder from your neck is referred pain. Your shoulder may not necessarily be the problem. In fact, the first 10 degrees of movement in your shoulder comes from your shoulder joint. The rest relies on the movement of your upper back, neck, shoulder blade, and collarbone. If these areas work incorrectly then shoulder pain can occur. Most neck and shoulder pain is a result of prolonged poor posture, lifting heavy objects and minor falls or injuries. These irritate the joints in the neck and upper back. This then makes the muscles around the upper back and shoulder tighten and become sore. Suddenly, you now have neck and shoulder pain. There are many nerves that come off of the cervical (neck) vertebral bodies that pass down in front of the shoulder heading towards the arm. Irritation of these nerves can refer pain to the shoulder. Poor posture, especially while sitting at work or at home, can cause this to occur. Rotation or tilting of the neck may create your shoulder pain if these nerves are involved. It is important that a physical therapist examine you thoroughly if you are experiencing these symptoms. If you have had a fall injury and suddenly develop shoulder and neck pain, seek help immediately. Any injury may affect the many sensitive structures in your neck and upper back. Shoulder and neck pain, if they occur together, may relate to disc injuries. This is more likely if you are having neck and arm pain, rather than just shoulder pain. Pain that travels down the arm to any extent may indicate more severe problems. Shoulder pain can result in restricted movement of your body. Pain involves the nervous system, immune system, digestive system, and respiratory

system. To avoid referred shoulder pain or any kind of referred pain, you should have a strong immune system for prevention of diseases. A strong body can fight infection or disease and can enhance the functioning of all the body systems. A balanced diet, regular physical therapy exercises and a stress-free mind are the keys to maintaining an active life. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, consult one of our expert physical therapists for a full evaluation to determine where your problem is originating from, so correct treatments can be applied to help you.

Relieve Wrist Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing wrist pain.

Healthy Recipe: Salmon Burgers

• 1 cup red onion • 1/4 cup fresh basil • 1/4 tsp salt

PINCH GRIP Pinch tip of finger and thumb together. Hold for 5 seconds repeat 8 times. Strengthens Hand www.simpleset.net

• 1/4 tsp black pepper • 1 pound salmon fillet • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce • 1 large egg white • Cooking spray • 8 slices focaccia, toasted

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine hot pepper sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to salmon mixture, stirring well to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium- high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties on toasted focaccia.

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I’m very happy with BioSport and recommend them for anyone experiencing pain. “After visiting the E.R. in February because of severe muscle spasms in my right shoulder, my doctor sent me to BioSport for physical therapy. I finished my therapy with Alex and Roman mid-April with much better mobility and that severe pain is now gone. I’m very happy with BioSport and recommend them for anyone experiencing pain. The girls at the front desk are very friendly and helpful. Thank you Dr. Alex for helping me recover! God bless you all!” – Tabitha B.

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DO YOU HAVE A FEAR OF FALLING? WE ARE OFFERING FREE FALL PREVENTION & BALANCE TRAINING!

A fear of falling can keep you from being active which can result in a wide range of health problems. We can help to restore your confidence and mobility and keep you active. We offer fall prevention and balance re-training. At BioSport Physical Therapy, our physical therapists have the vast experience and special technology for treating balance and dizziness complaints and we can help you:

• Conquer your fear of falling • Feel steadier on your feet • Stop sensations of rocking or spinning

• Gain more strength and energy • Maintain your independence • Regain your freedom • Feel like yourself again • Get back to living

Call BioSport Physical Therapy to learn more about our Fall Prevention, Balance, and Gait Training & Free Balance Screening. You deserve to feel confident again.

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Did You Know That You Have The Right To Choose Which Therapy Provider You & Your Family Receive Care From? WE WANT TO BE YOUR THERAPY PROVIDER FOR LIFE!

Call (209) 524-7488 Today! We want to serve you & your family!

Choice of provider is an important right of patients. Considerations in making your choice are similar to considerations in choosing your family doctor or dentist. Your Physician can make recommendations regarding where you receive therapy services, but ultimately the decision is yours! BioSport Physical Therapy will always work closely with your physician to ensure good communication and coordination of your care! Here are some important questions to ask yourself: Does your therapy provider have experience and training in working with your condition or diagnosis? Does this therapy provider offer you a primary therapist and /or team that will consistently provide you with care? Does your therapy provider know you and or your family and past history or special considerations for treatment?

Have you received quality services from this provider in the past? Including: • One-on-one attention? • Patient education on your condition and self-care? • Skilled therapy with good outcomes? • Follow up? Is this therapy provider in your health plan? What kind of co- payments or costs are associated with therapy with this provider?

Does this therapy provider offer convenient: • Location to your work or home? • Scheduling? • Parking? • Assistance with your insurance?

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