shoulder + elbow

Bursitis


  • Inflammation or swelling in a Bursa (fluid-filled sac in body that helps reduce friction between a bone and a tendon) – the Shoulder Bursa is called the Subacromial Bursa ,the Hip Bursa is called Trochanteric Bursa and the Knee Bursa is called the Prepetellar Bursa.
Shoulder
  • Can be experienced in the shoulder as: shoulder or upper arm pain that limits reaching, or lying on shoulder and athletic activity
  • Can be caused by several issues including: muscle imbalance, bone spurs, poor posture, poor ergonomics and/or shoulder blade weakness
Hip
  • Can be experienced in the hip as: hip, groin or buttock ache or pain that limits lying or sleeping on that side, stair use, walking or running
  • Can be caused by several issues including: muscle imbalance, SI Joint Dysfunction, chronic low back pain, flat feet or excessive pronation, and/or knee or hip weakness
Knee
  • Can be experienced in the knee as: pain or swelling below the knee cap that limits walking, stair use, kneeling, sitting and athletic activity
  • Can be caused by several issues including: muscle imbalance, flat feet or excessive pronation, hip or knee weakness, and/or kneeling excessively
You’re going to get better in … 8 to 12 visits! Bursitis is Treatable InflammationTreatment Can Include:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve strength, stability, and flexibility in order to restore healthy movement patterns
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic Taping




Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


  • Tightening of the connective tissue around the wrist causing loss of function in the hand
  • Can be experienced as pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the wrist and hand
  • Can be caused by several issues including: overuse in the workplace (computer use, manual labor, and/or detailed hand work, etc.), sudden increase in hand activity, chronic neck pain, and/or poor posture and ergonomics
You’re going to get better in … 8 to 12 visits! Carpal Tunnel Treatment Includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve strength, stability, and flexibility in order to restore healthy movement patterns
  • Anti-Inflammatory Treatments: ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation




Elbow Tendonitis – Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow


  • Pain and inflammation in the tendons (where the muscle attaches to the bone) of elbow diagnosed as Medial or Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Can be experienced as a dull, constant ache at rest or immediate, shooting pain with movement in inside or outside of the elbow
  • Can be caused by several issues: change in arm/hand activity for work or sport, poor ergonomics, and/or muscle imbalance in the shoulder
You’re going to get better in … 6 to 12 visits! Elbow Tendonitis Treatment Includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic Taping
  • Individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve strength, stability, and flexibility in order to restore healthy movement patterns
  • Anti-Inflammatory Treatments: ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation




Numbness + Tingling


The feeling of numbness or tingling, or pain that you can’t put your finger on, is a sign that a nerve in your body is irritated. Read below for specific areas of the body to help you understand your specific condition. Please note, the symptoms of nerve irritation can show up as pain, numbness and tingling together, or just one or the other. NECK/ SHOULDER / ELBOW/ WRIST

  • Do you wake up with your hands “asleep” and have to shake them out in order to feel normal?
  • Do your arms or hands tingle when your ride or bike or use your computer?
  • Have you ever felt a pain, numbness or tingling in your arms or hands for no apparent reason and can’t seem to make it go away?
You may be experiencing:
  • Nerve irritation due to inflammation or pinching of the nerve in your neck, chest (Thoracic Outlet), elbow (Cubital/Radial Tunnel) or wrist (Carpal Tunnel)
  • Nerve irritation can be caused by joint restriction, inflammation or muscle tightness in these areas
LOW BACK / HIP/ KNEE / FOOT / ANKLE
  • Do your legs or feet ever fall “asleep” when you sit or drive for long periods of time?
  • Do your legs or feet tingle when you stand or walk?
  • Have you ever felt pain, numbness or tingling in your lower back, legs or feet for no apparent reason and can’t seem to make it go away?
You may be experiencing:
  • Sciatica which is nerve irritation due to inflammation or pinching of the nerve in your lower back, gluteal muscles (Piriformis Syndrome), or ankle (Tarsal Tunnel)
  • Nerve irritation can be caused by joint restriction, inflammation or muscle tightness in these areas
  • numbness and tingling can be the result of a pinched nerve
You’re going to get better in… 8 to 16 visits! Numbess + Tingling Treatment Includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Can include Trigger Point Dry Needling or desensitizing the central nervous system (Associative Awareness Technique)




Rotator Cuff


  • Rotator Cuff pain is pain and inflammation in the tendons (where the muscle attaches to the bone) of the rotator cuff or bicep muscle
  • It can be experienced as a dull, constant ache at rest or immediate, shooting pain with movement in the top or front of the shoulder, or in the upper arm
  • It can be caused by several issues: overuse of shoulder in sports or at work, poor posture, muscle imbalance in the shoulder blade and chest, and/or bone spurs
You’re going to get better in … 8 to 12 visits! Rotator Cuff treatment includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic Taping
  • Individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve strength, stability, and flexibility in order to restore healthy movement patterns
  • Anti-Inflammatory Treatments: ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation




Shoulder Blade Pain


  • Pain or ache in the shoulder blade region or upper back area
  • Can be experienced as sharp pain, dull ache, tightness, weakness, and/or muscle tension
  • Can be caused be several issues including: acute or chronic neck pain, whiplash, muscle imbalance, chronic low back pain, rotator cuff weakness or strain and/or muscle tension
  • Your Physical Therapy Evaluation will determine what the specific cause of your pain is and your PT will treat it accordingly to help get you back to pain-free function
You’re going to get better in … 8 to 12 visits! Shoulder Blade Pain Treatment Includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve strength, stability, and flexibility in order to restore healthy movement patterns
  • Can include desensitization of the central nervous system (Associative Awareness Technique (AAT)), Trigger Point Dry Needling, or Therapeutic Taping




Shoulder Pain


  • Shoulder pain is pain or loss of motion in the shoulder, shoulder blade, or upper arm area
  • It can be experienced as sharp or dull pain – limiting carrying, reaching, or use of your arm in athletics
  • Shoulder pain can be caused by several issues: specific muscle strain, ligament sprain, cartilage damage, and most commonly muscle imbalance
You’re going to get better in… 8 to 12 Visits! Shoulder Pain Treatment Includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic Taping
  • Individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve stability, strength and healthy movement patterns




Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


  • Muscle and joint dysfunction in the upper back, chest and collarbone area
  • Can be experienced pain, numbness, or tingling in the chest and/or entire arm
  • Can be caused by several issues: poor posture, muscle tightness in chest and neck, muscle weakness in shoulder blades and neck – sometimes caused by having a large lower neck vertebra or an extra rib
You’re going to be better in …. 6 to 12 visits! Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve strength, stability, and flexibility in order to restore healthy movement patterns
  • Can include desensitization of the central nervous system (Associative Awareness Technique (AAT)), Trigger Point Dry Needling, or Therapeutic Taping




Thumb Pain


  • Thumb Pain is pain in the thumb or wrist connecting to thumb
  • Thumb Pain can be experienced as pain, tightness, weakness, swelling or numbness and tingling in the thumb
  • Thumb Pain can be caused by several issues: arthritis, acute injury, overuse of thumb, tendonitis, ligament sprain, and/or cartilage damage
You're going to get better in … 8 to 12 visits! Thumb Pain Treatment Includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic Taping
  • Therapeutic Bracing
  • Anti-Inflammatory Treatments: ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation




Wrist Pain


  • Pain in the wrist or hand
  • Can be experienced as pain, tightness, weakness, swelling or numbness and tingling in the wrist or hand
  • Can be caused by several issues: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, joint restriction, acute injury, overuse of wrist or hands, shoulder blade weakness, chronic neck pain, ligament sprain, cartilage damage, arthritis, and/or joint inflammation
You’re going to get better in … 6 to 12 visits! Wrist Pain Treatment Includes:
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic Taping
  • Individualized Therapeutic Exercise to improve strength, stability, and flexibility in order to restore healthy movement patterns
Anti-Inflammatory Treatments: ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation





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