Working in an office setting is not as strenuous as running a marathon, but boy can it be taxing on your body! Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are common among office workers. Diagnoses include shoulder impingement, lateral epicondylitis (or tennis elbow), wrist tendonitis, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome including ulnar nerve compression either at Guyon’s canal or at the cubital tunnel.
Sensory Processing Disorders would be like, imagining living your life not having a good idea of where your body is in your environment. Imagine having negative experiences with things that typically bring great pleasure such as walking in sand, riding a roller coaster, hugging, or sitting next to a friend. In the therapy realm this is call sensory integration disorder or sensory processing disorder.
I believe one of the most challenging concepts during rehabilitation is that of neuromuscular control following injury to the peripheral or central nervous system. It is a life altering diagnosis. Early treatment is key to securing maximal functional return of the upper limb. Many times, adaptations are introduced if motor control is lost or imbalanced.
This diagnosis has proven to be one of the most common, if not the most common, diagnosis that is referred to a hand therapist. Most often these injuries are caused by FOOSH (falling on the outstretched hand). Differential diagnoses include scaphoid fracture, strain, ligament injury or tendonitis. Two important concepts to consider when rehabilitating the wrist after this injury is the consideration of forearm motion and proper hand motion.
Linda Griffin came to our Shelbyville Clinic because of weakness in her legs due to Multiple Sclerosis. The tingling and burning in her hands and feet needed to be addressed despite the fact that it was not why she originally came to therapy. The wonderful therapists at Elite PT and Balance put together a plan using the latest technology to treat her neuropathy and weakness in legs.
As part of your rehabilitation process with neuropathy you may be assigned some specific exercises at home and your therapist may give you instructions on certain activities to avoid. Since neuropathic changes in the feet can greatly affect your ability to perceive sensation you may be instructed to wear shoes at all times when standing or walking.
Medications are often provided to treat peripheral neuropathy symptoms. The problem with medications alone is they do not treat the dysfunction but rather just mask neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is a problem with your nerves, meaning, neuropathy is an electrical problem, and therefore needs an electrical fix. The ReBuilder is an electrical fix.
Peripheral neuropathy causes weakness, numbness or tingling, and pain. These symptoms are most often found in the hands and feet, known as a “glove and stocking” pattern, but can affect any area of the body, and is a result of damage to your peripheral nerves. Peripheral neuropathy, especially in the classic glove and stocking pattern,
I was in a razor wreck on August 11th, 2019. I was 13 years old and turned 14 in September with my halo on. I had a C1 and C2 fracture and an AO joint fracture, broke my ulnar styloid, had a 3rd degree burn on my wrist, a pulmonary contusion, cardiac contusion,
I was involved in a car accident on March 16, 2020. I had serious injuries which included two severe breaks in my femur and three fractured vertebrae’s in my neck.
After leaving Vanderbilt I was transported to a rehabilitation facility. My stay was during the COVID pandemic and I was unable to see my family.