December 1, 2015
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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Do you suffer from chronic pain? Fibromyalgia could be the culprit. Fibromyalgia is a condition consisting of muscle pain and fatigue over a longer period of time. There is no definitive cause and it is most common in women who are middle-aged or older, although this condition is seen with all walks of life. Aside from chronic pain and fatigue, fibromyalgia is also correlated with headaches, difficulties sleeping, memory cognition issues, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and heightened sensitivity. Research has shown that the pain stems from the misfire of pain receptors in the nervous system. Fibromyalgia is thought to […]
November 24, 2015
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Plica Syndrome

Plica Syndrome Plica syndrome is pain in the knee due to overuse. Plica is used to describe the folds that are found in the lining of the knee joint. There are four plicae synovial folds, but only the medial plica causes issues. The medial plica is attached to the lower end of the kneecap and runs sideways on the inner part of the knee to the lower end of the thighbone. Repetitive motions from exercising can irritate the plica and cause plica syndrome. Plica syndrome can also occur from a fall or any type of trauma hitting the knee. The […]
November 17, 2015
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Chondromalacia

Chondromalacia Chondromalacia patella, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is when damage is done to the cartilage underneath the patella (kneecap). Damage due to overuse and injury causes the cartilage under the kneecap to soften and deteriorate. The condition has been given the nickname “runner’s knee” as many athletes, especially runners, are diagnosed with this condition. There are a number of reasons why someone could be faced with chondromalacia. Injury, repetitive stress, weak muscles, and poor alignment due to a congenital condition can all cause improper kneecap movement and lead to chondromalacia. When these factors arise, the kneecap rubs against the bone […]
November 10, 2015
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Tommy John Surgery

Tommy John Surgery Tommy John Surgery (TJS), or it ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, is a medical procedure where a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. The replacement tendon is from either the hamstring, forearm, or foot of the patient. This surgery is extremely popular in the world of collegiate and professional athletes, most notably baseball, as it has proven to be very successful in providing the athlete with the power and range of motion they possessed prior to their injury. At our physical therapy in Massapequa, we can treat you today! […]
November 3, 2015

Cross Country Injuries

Cross Country Injuries Cross country is a competitive sport combining a repetitive motion with repeated force on the body over an extended period of time and physicians estimate that nearly 80 percent of runners become injured each year. Cross country injuries are most likely impact, motion, or bone related. Top injuries that most cross country runners face are: 1. Runner’s Knee Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is pain around or behind the kneecap. The knees receive extra stress from to the consistent pounding force of running, whether it be from the pavement, from running downhill, or because of […]
October 27, 2015
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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome Compartment syndrome develops when swelling or bleeding occurs within a compartment in a limb. If blood flow to the muscle and nerve cells are disrupted, it can increase pressure on the capillaries, nerves, and muscles in the compartment. Compartment syndrome usually occurs in the front compartment of the lower leg, but can also occur in different compartments of the leg, arms, hands, feet, and buttocks. Compartment syndrome is classified as being either acute or chronic. Acute compartment syndrome is a medical emergency, usually due to a traumatic injury, and must be addressed immediately to avoid irreversible consequences, such […]
October 20, 2015
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National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month By celebrating National Physical Therapy Month annually in October, we are reminded that taking care of our body is vital to our health. The goal of this month is to raise awareness of how important physical therapy can be to your well being. Physical therapy is a way to improve mobility, decrease pain, and promote an overall healthy lifestyle. Physical therapy is an excellent alternative to having surgery or taking medicine as this form of treatment uses individualized treatment plans and can help to promote your fitness and energy levels. Your physical therapist will use a […]
October 13, 2015
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness month where we focus our attention at the national level on early diagnosis and raising funds for research for a cure. Since the year 2000, breast cancer deaths have gone down each year. However, breast cancer is still the second highest cause of death in women. 1 in 8 women are expected to have invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Because of early detection and continued research, more women are surviving each year.
October 6, 2015
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Posture Related Problems and How to Prevent Them

Posture Related Problems and How to Prevent Them Posture issues are extremely common in today’s world. Whether incurred from a physical trauma or from a lifetime of poor habits, bad posture can have serious health ramifications. Aches and pains in your muscles and joints, as well as persistent fatigue, are common ailments due to poor posture, with more serious ailments including osteoarthritis, depression, and difficulty breathing. The first area to consider is your work environment. If you work in an office, sitting at your desk for hours on end can wreak havoc on your back. To start, be conscious of […]