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After an ankle sprain, the goal of treatment is to restore pain-free range of motion of the ankle joint, strengthen the muscles around the ankle joint, improve balance, and prepare your ankle for regular activities. Rehabilitation Schedule. After suffering an ankle sprain, you’ll notice that in addition to pain, you’ll also have joint stiffness and reduced range of motion of your ankle. It’s important to start range of motion exercises within the first three days after inju...
Posted on 2017-11-23
. Can I Get Golfer’s Elbow if I Don’t Play Golf?. Golfer’s elbow, also called medial epicondylitis, refers to an inflammation of the medial epicondyle. The medial epicondyle is the bony part of the inside of your elbow where the tendons of the forearm flexor muscles insert. Golfer’s elbow is commonly seen in individuals that play golf, however, despite what the name may suggest, you can still get golfer’s elbow even if you’re not a golfer! Cause of Golfer&r...
Posted on 2017-10-30
. Treating a Frozen Shoulder with Physical Therapy. Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a common cause of shoulder pain. It affects 2 of the general population, and 10 of the diabetic population. Typically, frozen shoulder strikes between the ages of 40 and 60 years, and women are more often affected than men. What's a Frozen Shoulder?. In simple terms, frozen shoulder results due to shoulder capsule inflammation and fibrotic adhesions that reduce your shoulder ...
Posted on 2017-09-29
Have you ever felt so tired that you can't do anything? Frequently you can recover after a quick relaxing time or a good night's sleep, but if tiredness is occurring frequently and lasting longer, it could be a sign of something more serious. Sometimes we may blame fatigue to aging, but there is no reason you should battle ongoing tiredness. Everyone gets tired sometimes, and your endurance may decline with age — you may move a little slower — but you should never be too tired to ap...
Posted on 2017-05-06
This is a question that I receive from my majority of patients at the discharge time, says Gabriel Enescu, director of rehabilitation at Lodi Excel Physical Therapy. The patients feel great and are ready for a new life style. These is my recommendation. Stay away from the following types of exercises and machines:  Smith Machine- I don’t think that there is a worse thing you can find in a gym, says Gabriel. “It is intended to help you squat safely, but it does just the opposite...
Posted on 2017-04-23
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