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  • What Leads To Discomfort On The Left Side Of The Neck?

    What Leads To Discomfort On The Left Side Of The Neck?

    Soreness on the left side of your neck typically results from injury. However, some underlying conditions can cause neck pain. Pain on the left side of the neck can be due to any number of causes, from muscle strains to a pinched nerve. Most causes aren’t serious. A sore neck is likely due to sleeping in an odd position or holding your neck at an angle that stresses the muscles and tendons on that side. In many cases, the pain on the left side of your neck will subside on its own or with over-the-counter pain relievers and rest. See a doctor if your pain is severe, is due to a recent injury, or if it lasts for more than a week.

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  • Does The Use Of Artificial Turf Heighten The Likelihood Of Sports Injuries?

    Does The Use Of Artificial Turf Heighten The Likelihood Of Sports Injuries?

    Early Artificial Turf: Ankle Sprains, Concussions, and Major Knee Injuries - Artificial turf has been in use for over 40 years. The initial premise was to use nylon and other synthetic materials to create a surface that was simple to maintain and could be used for indoor stadiums. History has shown us that this noble goal is quite a challenge and a frequent subject of controversy.

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  • Physical Therapy by Hand for Pain Relief

    Physical Therapy by Hand for Pain Relief

    Many patients arrive at their first physical therapy appointment expecting to receive hot packs, ultrasounds, and instructions on how to complete a series of exercises. These modalities are warranted in many instances and most therapists would agree that exercise is needed to help restore muscle imbalances. However, many therapists now approach the restoration of function from a different perspective.

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  • Bruised Muscle (Muscle Contusion)

    Bruised Muscle (Muscle Contusion)

    A bruised muscle, or muscle contusion, is an injury to your muscle fibers and connective tissues. It’s often associated with the muscles in your upper leg. In sports, a bruised muscle is the second-leading cause of sports injuries behind muscle strains. Bruised muscles are typically caused by trauma or blunt force to a body part. This trauma crushes the muscle fibers but doesn’t break the skin tissue. In many cases, a bruised muscle is seen as a mild injury. In more severe cases, they can lead to serious tissue damage and complications.

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  • Chronic Achilles Tendon Inflammation and Degeneration Injuries

    Chronic Achilles Tendon Inflammation and Degeneration Injuries

    The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, linking the heel bone to the calf muscle. Problems with the Achilles are some of the most common conditions seen by sports medicine doctors. Chronic, long-lasting Achilles tendon disorders can range from overuse injuries to tearing of the tendon. Pain in the heel is often caused by a combination of both acute and chronic problems. These include inflammatory conditions – such as chronic Achilles tendonitis, paratenonitis, insertional Achilles tendonitis, and retrocalcaneal bursitis – as well as the degenerative condition known as tendinosis.

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  • Exercises Targeting Low Back Pain

    Exercises Targeting Low Back Pain

    Physical therapy for lower back pain comprises a combination of strengthening, stretching, and core-building exercises that aim to: Activate and train the muscles surrounding the spine to provide better support and stability to the lower back, Foster healing in the spinal tissues to reduce pain, improve balance, and restore mobility. The exercise regimen typically starts with fewer repetitions and sets, working up to more repetitions as strength begins to build in the lower back.

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  • Bulging Discs: Understanding the Discomfort in Your Neck

    Bulging Discs: Understanding the Discomfort in Your Neck

    You probably take your neck bones (called cervical vertebrae) for granted, but they have a significant role. Besides supporting your head, which weighs around 9 to 12 pounds, they also allow you to swivel your head a full 180 degrees. This can take quite a toll on your cervical vertebrae, the seven most delicate bones in your spine. Knowing this, it makes sense that your neck may have problems from time to time. One of the most serious conditions involving your neck bones is a bulging disc.

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  • Athlete's Concussion: A Closer Look at the Injury

    Athlete's Concussion: A Closer Look at the Injury

    In the United States, sporting activities account for an estimated 20 percent of the 1.5 million head injuries each year. One type of head injury, concussion, is relatively common in the NFL. Each year an estimated 100 to 120 concussions occur in the NFL (about one every 2 to 3 games), with quarterbacks at the highest risk. Recent studies suggest that concussion is even more common in younger athletes, with 1 in 20 high school football players sustaining a concussion each season.

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  • Performing Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

    Performing Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

    Physical therapy and exercise for lower back pain generate meaningful results when performed at a slow and steady pace. Continuing the therapeutic exercises at this pace helps the body get accustomed to improved posture and overall wellness—preventing further injury. Guidelines to Start a Lower Back Exercise Program - The following set of guidelines can help achieve the desirable short- and long-term results of physical therapy, stay consistent with the program, and reduce exercise-related aches and pains.

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  • Why Am I Experiencing Pain On The Right Side Of My Neck?

    Why Am I Experiencing Pain On The Right Side Of My Neck?

    Pain can occur on either side of your neck. It may be related to simple muscle strain or more serious conditions like nerve damage or spinal injury. Your neck moves a lot and is not protected by other parts of your body, so it’s prone to injury or strain. The neck connects to several other parts of the body. For this reason, neck pain can lead to pain in other areas of your body, including your shoulders, arms, back, jaw, or head.

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