Injury

Touch Screen Thumb: an updated Mommy Thumb

Spending night after night on a tablet or Smartphone has created a new phenomenon from an age old condition. Too often people are using their hands on these pads and phones to the point of wrist pain and discomfort, but this is not new to medicine or physical therapy. What is going on, medically, is DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis. Most people know it by its more colloquial term, Mommy Thumb, except the thumb has moved to the wrist. Tenosynovitis means “swollen tendon sheath.” Mommy Thumb is when the [...]

By | 2017-07-10T00:51:27+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Injury|

Trigger Finger – You Don’t Have to Shoot a Gun to Get This

Even if you never touched a gun, you can get Trigger Finger. Trigger finger can happen to any finger on either hand. Trigger Finger is when your finger gets stuck in a bent position. When you try to straighten it out, it snaps back into place. It’s also very painful. Each of your fingers has tendons. The tendons are inside a sheath. The tendon gets inflamed. It can’t slide back and forth in the sheath any more. The swelling makes it get stuck. It’s a lot [...]

By | 2017-07-10T01:14:35+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Injury|

5 Reasons You Should See a Physical Therapist for Sports Injuries

As an athlete, one of your worst fears is probably sustaining a sports related injury that keeps you out of the game. The good news is that with physical therapy and lots of rest, you can recover in no time. There are many benefits to seeking the help of a physical therapist for sports related injuries. Tailored to You – A sports physical therapy program that is tailored to your specific needs is important to make sure you get the best results. Sports physical therapy will [...]

By | 2017-07-10T02:29:31+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Injury|

Baseball Injuries and What To Do About Them

Baseball is gearing up and with the Great American Pastime come a series of injuries that are pretty common on the diamond. Here are the top injuries and how sluggers can avoid them. Rotator Cuff The rotator cuff is a series of four muscles in the shoulder. They control several arm motions. Injuries happen when the tendons suffer repetitive stress injuries or a sudden trauma like running into a wall or another player. Get your shoulder stronger. Work out in ways that don’t involve the same [...]

By | 2017-07-10T01:04:56+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Injury|

Are Teen Athletes Who are Still Growing More Prone to Joint & Muscle Injury than Adults?

Millions of teens participate in sports every year, and just like professional athletes, many are injured. Interestingly, the rate at which teen athletes are injured is similar to that of professional athletes, but the injuries that affect teens are different from those that affect adults. This difference is mainly due to the fact that teenage athletes are still growing. Growth during the teen years is usually uneven. The bones grow first, and thus they may pull excessively on the muscles and tendons. This uneven growth pattern [...]

By | 2017-07-10T02:46:33+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Injury|