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No strong evidence to support surgery as a superior option. Shoulder impingement syndrome is one of the most common sources of shoulder pain and often occurs as the result of too much overhead activity like painting, tennis or baseball. Pain from shoulder impingement can restrict many daily activities and usually requires treatment. Many treatment options are available for the condition, but they can all be generally categorized as either surgical or non-surgical (conservative). Though many phy...
Posted on 2014-12-21
More evidence needed to confirm benefits of combined treatment. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a collective term used to describe any problems with the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull, and usually involves pain and the inability to fully open the mouth. Numerous treatments are available for TMD, but home physical therapy (HPT) and manual therapy (MT) are supported by sufficient literature as effective ways to provide relief and reduce pain. Due to their e...
Posted on 2014-12-03
Being active regularly is already linked with numerous health benefits. Low back pain (LBP) remains one of the leading complaints in health care, and while conservative treatment like physical therapy is helpful, it often only leads to small or moderate improvements. An emerging strategy to treat LBP has been to identify factors that predict its occurrence, so recommendations can be made to reduce them. Physical activity performed during leisure time is known to lead to various health benefits ...
Posted on 2014-11-22
Deep massage administered by physical therapists is helpful for managing heel pain Evidence is limited on how to manage these patients. Plantar heel pain syndrome (PHPS) is a general term used to describe a number of foot conditions that usually involve sharp pain in the middle of the heel that's particularly severe upon waking. PHPS is quite common, as about 10 of all adult foot complaints. Conservative treatment such as physical therapy is often used to treat PHPS, but there is minimal evide...
Posted on 2014-11-09
Improving strength and the sense of one's bodily movements are often the target of treatment. Ankle sprains have recently been identified as the most common type of injury below the waist and most frequently occur in children and adolescents. In some cases, ankle sprains can lead to a condition called functional ankle instability (FAI), in which an individual feels as if their ankle is "giving way" and has difficulty performing certain actions. FAI is caused by weakened muscles and a lack of pr...
Posted on 2014-10-17
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