Neck Pain: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Neck pain, also known as cervicalgia, is a common ailment. Approximately 25%-33% of the American population and 330 million people globally experience neck pain over their lifetimes. This can lead to them exploring as many pain relief options as they can find. Some states offer cannabis treatment regimes, like this new jersey medical marijuana program,

Elite Relief for Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis- technical

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by stabbing pain and inflammation in the heel upon first standing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it is estimated that approximately 10 % of the population will experience plantar fascia pain at some point during their life.

What You Need to Know about ACL Tears

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. It is estimated that 80,000 to 250,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States each year with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed annually. Cost of ACL repairs nationwide are approximately $1.7 billion a year. ACL injury is more common in younger people and people who participate in high-risk sports,

Postural Dysfunction, AKA Text Neck

Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome. Postural weakness and tightness occur in a diagonal pattern.

Tight muscles:

    • Upper trapezius
    • Levator scapulae
    • Pectoralis major
    • Sternocleidomastoid

Weak muscles:

    • Deep neck flexors
    • Serratus anterior
    • Rhomboids
    • Middle and lower trapezius

Poor posture can lead to dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well.

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