Anti-inflammatories & Steroids Linked to Chronic Pain

Taking anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and steroids for pain relief may increase your chances and are linked to developing chronic pain! When you sustain an injury or infection, the body responds by releasing chemicals to clear and clean the area. This initial stage of healing causes swelling, increased warmth, and discomfort and is known as…

7 Habits to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you worried about getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or do you already have some warning signs of pain, tingling, and numbness in your thumb and wrist? If your job or favorite pastime places strain on your wrist, you should learn ways to minimize the stress to prevent trauma and downtime from employment and your favorite…

Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) causes tingling, numbness, and weakness in the wrists and hands. Activities that require repetitive or prolonged bending of the wrist can cause compression of the median nerve. When the median nerve is compressed or inflamed, it causes nerve symptoms. CTS is more common in women, people who work with their hands,…

Causes of Knee Pain

We take our knees for granted. Only when our knees are painful, do we realize how important they are in our daily lives and how often we squat and climb stairs! But there is hope. The most common cause of knee pain is easily treated. Instead of driving and waiting for an appointment, an online…

Physical Therapy for Wrist and Hand Pain

Treatment for Wrist and Hand Pain “I fell and injured my wrist.  I am a stay-at-home mom with a young infant.  It was too difficult for me to make an appointment at a clinic and bring the baby.  I am so glad I found out about Virtual Physical Therapy for my wrist and hand pain!…

Best exercise for neck pain

Neck Pain Physical Therapy

Neck pain is very common with a 71% lifetime prevalence. Almost everyone at some point in their life will be affected. Neck Pain Physical Therapy is a great way to get relief and learn how to prevent pain from coming back.  Not all neck pain is the same. It is critical to determine the specific…

Elbow Pain- 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Elbow pain can wreak havoc on our daily lives. It limits our ability to lift, grip, and open a jar. Even simple things like brushing your hair and turning a doorknob can be difficult and painful. We will do anything for relief, but sometimes the things we do are detrimental! The 5 biggest mistakes that…

Misdiagnosis of Musculoskeletal Pain

Misdiagnosis remains one of the most catastrophic and costly of medical errors. A misdiagnosis of musculoskeletal pain leads to a domino effect of wrong treatments, prolonged pain, potential inappropriate surgeries, chronic symptoms, and disability. Uncovering the true cause of symptoms is critical and should be the primary focus of all clinicians. Unfortunately, there is minimal…