Why should I have a total knee replacement? How long will it last? How do I know when I should have my knee replaced? What other options do I have? These are viable questions and concerns from most all knee patients who are suffering with pain from degeneration and arthritis that limit their daily function.
Hand pain can be more limiting than we realize until we have “hand pain”. Treating hand pain at home, you will be given a home exercise program (HEP) after your first or second visit at physical therapy. The HEP is designed to make you an active part of your recovery after your injury/diagnosis/surgery.
An injury to the hand is a big deal to all of us, particularly if it happens to be your dominant hand. We do not realize how much we use our hands until we have hand pain. Knowing the cause of your hand pain will help your Physical Therapist develop a plan of care in clinic for your specific diagnosis,
Ben Woodruff’s hand pain came when he was taking a Jiu Jitsu class and fractured a finger grappling his opponent. Grappling, as in wrestling, is a sport that consists of gripping or seizing the opponent. Ben remembers trying to brace himself and accidentally put all his weight on his left ring finger which fractured it.
Hand pain can be caused by disease or injury affecting any of the structures in the hand, including the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, blood vessels, or connective tissues.
Common causes of hand pain:
- Arthritis in the hand/fingers
- Rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disorder,
- Arthritis in the hand/fingers
Knee pain is a common ailment that can happen to almost anyone at any age. It can range from mild to severe. Knowing the cause of the knee pain can help a person seek the appropriate treatment in the clinic. First understand that you can seek physical therapy through direct access (without a doctor prescription).
Meet Linda Palmer and read her story of knee pain. Linda was a patient at Cool Springs location recently. She was participating in a country line dancing class when she injured her left knee. Two days later she was walking her dog when she became tangled up in the leash and was pulled down by her pup,
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can be frustrating and life altering. It is however important to quickly address knee pain. The knee is a complex joint between the bones of the upper and lower leg. It allows the leg to bend and provides stability to support the weight of the body.
Osteoarthritis is an inflammation in the joints that can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness. It can affect one or more joints at a time. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage of a joint begins to breakdown over the years and causes bone on bone friction in the joint. Physical Therapy is a good way to begin treatment of Arthritis to learn the proper stretches and techniques of strengthening exercises to avoid further injury or irritation.
Arthritis is a condition where joints become stiff, inflamed, and painful. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA). The cartilage in the joints breaks down as we age due to wear and tear which can leave some joints with bone on bone contact.
The best treatment for arthritis is movement, along with pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication if needed.