After years of playing softball and refereeing basketball, Steve Lovvorn had worn his right knee out. His doctor recommended replacement and he agreed. When his doctor asked where he wanted to do his physical therapy, Steve said it was an easy choice. Steve had done therapy before at Elite PT and Balance for both rotator cuff repairs he had done years earlier.
“I cannot say enough good things about Elite Physical Therapy!”
JoAnne Smith lived with a headache for two weeks that was so bad that she had to hold the top of her head when brushing her teeth. She finally went to her orthopedic doctor and was told she had extreme inflammation at the right side base of her skull.
Bill Anderson loves to fish, but recently developed “Fishing Elbow,” otherwise known as Tennis Elbow. Tennis Elbow is a repetitive movement strain injury that required treatment for relief, and Bill opted for our dry needling option for quicker relief.
When dry needling, our physical therapist takes a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate deep myofascial trigger points.
Broken ankle treatment
Every injury is different. The best treatment depends on the type and seriousness of your ankle break.
- Ice-this can be used to control pain and swelling.
- Walking boot, cast, or splint-these keep bones in place and provides protection during healing.
Last year, Hailey was walking down the stairs at her lake house in California when she missed a step and came falling down. She broke her right ankle and her left foot. Both of her injuries required surgery requiring her to be non-weight bearing afterwards, causing her to be in a wheelchair for about a month and a half.
Most common causes of a broken ankle:
A broken ankle occurs when too much force is placed on the ankle. The most common causes include:
- Trip or Fall- loss of balance, trip, uneven surface, darkness.
- Impact-The force of a jump or fall can result in a broken ankle.
During the early stages of physical therapy intervention for your meniscus tear you will be assigned a home exercise program (HEP). An HEP is a printed copy of some or all of the exercises that you will be performing during your PT sessions. As your meniscus begins to heal following surgical repair your therapist will begin to add more advanced exercises to your therapy sessions and to your HEP.
Joyce Harrison enjoys staying active and believes it is essential to good health. She enjoys playing tennis, swimming, walking/hiking as ways to stay active. During a doubles tennis match, Joyce remembers stepping to make a volley at the net and felt a pop in her knee along with pain. She managed to finish the game and even get a win!
Following your diagnosis of a torn meniscus your Dr. may refer you to Physical Therapy. We aim to help you understand what to expect out of Physical Therapy with a meniscus tear. Upon your first visit here at Elite Physical Therapy you will receive a thorough evaluation from one of our trained physical therapists.
Chronic knee pain can be the result of several different factors. Some common causes of knee pain are torn muscles/tendons, osteoarthritis, and a torn meniscus. Our topic today will be the latter of the three. So how does one go about tearing a meniscus you might ask? Several common causes of meniscus tears are as follows:
- Sudden pivot or turn
- Deep squatting
- Direct hit on outside of knee while playing sports such as soccer or football and can also involve injuries to other tissues that make up the joint capsule surrounding the knee
Deep inside the knee joint sits the meniscus.