What is Osteoarthritis?
In osteoarthritis, cartilage-the hard, slippery tissue that protects the ends of bones where they meet to form a joint-wears away. The bones rub together, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion. Over time, the joint also may lose its normal shape.
About Hip Replacement Surgery
If you're still considering hip replacement surgery, be sure to talk to your family as well as your doctor to determine if it's the right decision for you.
Medication Risks and Prescription Drug Abuse
Many high school students today are believed to have abused prescription drugs, with some 10 percent having admitted to using Vicodin during the past year for recreational usage.
Arthritis Pain Got You Feeling Out of Joint?
If you feel you have joint pain you can discuss it with one of our physical therapists or your doctor so that it can be addressed. It is better to catch it right away rather than let it go on. Conservative care is the first line of intervention in mos
Staying Fit Booklet Offers Helpful Tips
"The World Around You: Use What You Have to Stay Healthy and Fit." It offers real-life suggestions and tips covering such topics as eating better and being more physically active.
How Being Mindful Can Help Improve Your Health
Becoming more mindful is easier than you may realize and can be done anywhere.
Lower Back Pain? Before Yoga Try a PT Intensive Stretching Program
The take-home message is that if you have back pain, you don't have to sign up for yoga. Physical therapists put together range of motion and stretching routines for low back pain patients all of the time and in most cases your insurance will cover it
Understanding Chronic Pain and Learning How To Conquer It
One point of interest is that currently available drug therapies don't provide all the answers. Many people find that medications don't fully relieve their chronic pain, and they can experience unpleasant side effects. Evidence on a number of fronts,
Balance Disorders Can Throw Your Life Out Of Whack, Limit The Impact
Meanwhile, researchers continue to work to develop new, more effective approaches. In one experimental rehabilitation strategy, now in clinical trials, scientists have created a "virtual reality" grocery store. It allows people with balance disorders
A View Into Patients' Perspectives On Online Access To Healthcare
For those that have already begun to make that transition, it's also important to educate and direct patients towards it. Finally, though a gradual movement into a more eHealth-based paradigm will certainly have countless benefits, the face time and h
Are there any downsides of self-referrals for physical therapy?
Though visits to physicians are still required in certain situations, especially those in which serious injuries or illness are involved, patients with minor-to-moderate conditions needing treatment should be aware that (in most states) they can see a
How Caffeine Intake Can Affect The Treatment Of Pain
Based on this review, it appears caffeine can serve a purpose on both ends of the spectrum. On the positive, effective end, it can be an adjuvant analgesic to certain medications and assist them in their pain-relieving properties, and it can help reli
A Detailed Investigation Of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
While some recent literature has shown debridement and arthroscopic acromioplasty to be successful, no high-quality trials have compared these outcomes to that of conservative treatment. Therefore, more high-quality research on the treatment and diagn
Full-scale Evaluation Of Various Treatments For Knee Osteoarthritis
As always, future studies are needed for additional support of physical therapy's effectiveness and to further investigate specific modalities, but for now, these recommendations should serve as a useful set of guidelines in helping physical therapists
Using Neuromuscular Training To Prevent Injuries In Sports
Though a few details of the current study require further analysis in the future to better understand specifics, the outcomes provided here should serve as encouragement to coaches and physicians to implement such programs for these athletes with the i
Mindful Use of the Internet for Researching Medical Conditions
Do you have back pain? High-quality studies you can't ignore.
Study: How Exercise May Be Used To Treat Patients With Migraines
While the reduction in migraines was not massive for the exercise group, it was very similar to the other groups. Since the other treatments are considered to be the best out there, this study makes a case for putting exercise therapy in the same cate
Conservative Treatment For Spondylolysis In Young Soccer Players
Results showed that of the 15 patients needing thoracolumbar orthosis, all (100%) obtained excellent results at the final follow-up, and of the 19 who didn't use it, 13 (68%) obtained excellent results, 4 (22%) obtained good results, and only 1 each (5
How Hip Issues Can Affect Patients With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Strengthening programs for hip abduction that begin with isometrics and progress to standing abduction against a resistance band may help patients with PFPS, as will hip coordination programs that work towards similar goals. It appears to be clear fro