Conditions That Physical Therapy Help

Physical therapy is prescribed to help patients like you increase motion, restore function, and return to daily activities without pain.  Physical therapy or “medically directed rehab” restore your body to it’s proper balance and function by stretching muscles that are chronically tight and strengthening muscles that have weakened over time. Our Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach, FL patients include many individuals that have been involved in auto accidents and are suffering from whiplash conditions.

Typical treatment will include a series of stretches, cervical traction, and mobilizations. Exercises prescribed by the provider are designed to increase your endurance and strengthen muscles that may have been weakened due to an injury such as an auto accident. More advanced exercises focus on improving strength, balance, and coordination. Our goal is to help you reach your health goals and to allow you to function at home and work without pain.

Following A Plan

Every session will build on the last as you get stronger and improve. Sessions typically last up to one hour.

While your doctors recommend the best care plan for you, it is equally important that you are consistent with your treatment to get the results that you need and want. Your results ultimately depend on you.

Diagnosing Osteoarthritis

Some medical doctors are likely to assume some kind of arthritic issue with anybody experiencing joint pains from their 40’s onwards. This is especially true when the person matches any of the profiles listed above and reports that the pain has been growing worse despite simple exercises being performed.

One of the key reasons why people approach a medical doctor or physical therapist is because they are experiencing very stiff joints in the morning that are taking a much longer while to loosen up. In this case, the doctor will then begin the process of ruling out other potential explanations and look to distinguish whether it is either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid. The latter form tends to exhibit far more general stiffness and can be confirmed using blood tests and X-rays.

Another common red-flag for osteoarthritis tends to be unusual growths and enlargements in the fingers. These can be very small and may or may not be painful.

Following A Plan

There are many potential ways to treat this condition and patients are generally advised to adopt multiple approaches towards managing the pain, lessening the speed of spread, and coping with potential mobility problems. While it can be daunting once you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, it is essential to keep a positive mindset and consider the fact that millions of people continue to live quite comfortably with the condition. Treatment schedules tend to increase in scale according to the severity of the problem.

If the osteoarthritis is noticed early and is only causing mild discomfort then it can be surprisingly simple to manage. The focus ought to be on preventing the condition growing worse by eating a healthy diet (and probably losing weight), performing high quality and regular exercise – often incorporating aspects of physiotherapy directed towards the afflicted joint(s), and looking at how assistance equipment may be beneficial. Something as simple as wearing supportive soles can help people experiencing osteoarthritis in their knees and hips. There are also a wide variety of supportive garments – much like those used by athletes – which can be extremely useful across the body.

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Prepare For Your Appointment

Because your medically directed rehab requires different movements, it is important that you come properly dressed. Loos fitted clothing and comfortable shoes are best and it is good to avoid skirts and sandals.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) or Muscle Stimulation is a great therapy to get tight muscles to relax. Tight muscles that are in spasm can be calmed down with this passive therapy. This is done by sending a small electrical current through the muscle in spasm allowing it to relax. Most patients say they feel a sense of relaxation and even fall asleep while having this done.

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Some reasons might be:

  • Tight hip abductor muscles. If you spend hours sitting and do not exercise regularly, you are more prone to have hip and leg pain
  • Hip Osteoarthritis. With age also bone decalcification comes. Some symptoms are stiffness when walking or pain especially in the mornings or after long periods of rest
  • Call us to make an appointment

If the cause of the pain is not due to your feet structure then you can try the next tips:

  • Check your shoes to make sure they fit you well regardless of the size
  • Try arch supports for a couple of days and see if the pain goes away
  • Get a foot massage and a bath to relax the muscles
  • Try exercises that strengthen your feet and ankles
  • If you are overweight, consider that your legs and feet are working extra than normal. Make a plan to lose weight to stop the pain

When you have lower back pain it is likely that the nerves in that area are swollen. In most cases, the reason is a hernia in one of the disks that are causing pressure on the nerve endings. When a nerve is hurt it can cause numbness in both or one leg. If you are having these symptoms do not hesitate to call your doctor.

Yes, according to podiatrists, people with flat feet roll them inwards when they walk or run creating a higher impact on the legs, knees and sometimes back muscles. Since the feet bones are aligned to the hip, fat feet can change the way you walk. This movement can cause misalignment of the ankle, knee, hip and back

Yes. A torn meniscus can extend to the knee and leg when you move or bend. When it is not treated on time, knee locking can cause more pain in the joints and leg. Do not let knee pain untreated because it can lead to surgery that requires downtime and more physical therapy.

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Some reasons might be:

  • Tight hip abductor muscles. If you spend hours sitting and do not exercise regularly, you are more prone to have hip and leg pain
  • Hip Osteoarthritis. With age also bone decalcification comes. Some symptoms are stiffness when walking or pain especially in the mornings or after long periods of rest
  • Call us to make an appointment

If the cause of the pain is not due to your feet structure then you can try the next tips:

  • Check your shoes to make sure they fit you well regardless of the size
  • Try arch supports for a couple of days and see if the pain goes away
  • Get a foot massage and a bath to relax the muscles
  • Try exercises that strengthen your feet and ankles
  • If you are overweight, consider that your legs and feet are working extra than normal. Make a plan to lose weight to stop the pain

When you have lower back pain it is likely that the nerves in that area are swollen. In most cases, the reason is a hernia in one of the disks that are causing pressure on the nerve endings. When a nerve is hurt it can cause numbness in both or one leg. If you are having these symptoms do not hesitate to call your doctor.

Yes, according to podiatrists, people with flat feet roll them inwards when they walk or run creating a higher impact on the legs, knees and sometimes back muscles. Since the feet bones are aligned to the hip, fat feet can change the way you walk. This movement can cause misalignment of the ankle, knee, hip and back

Yes. A torn meniscus can extend to the knee and leg when you move or bend. When it is not treated on time, knee locking can cause more pain in the joints and leg. Do not let knee pain untreated because it can lead to surgery that requires downtime and more physical therapy.

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