Knee Meniscectomies Linked to Osteoarthritis

A meniscal tear is one of the most common sports-related knee injuries in the United States. Traumatic tears in young athletes and middle-aged weekend warriors are usually treated surgically, even though beneficial evidence from clinical trials is lacking. Instead, research has shown that total and partial-knee meniscectomies are linked to early osteoarthritis. (see research summary…

Inactivity is the #1 Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19.

Being physically active has been shown to improve health and longevity. Exercise increases muscle and bone strength, improves your immune system, lungs, and heart, and prevents many cancers and chronic illnesses. Not surprisingly, physical activity is now linked to COVID-19 outcomes and inactivity is the #1 Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19. Physical inactivity is more…

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,…

Golfer’s Elbow Physical Therapy

Pain on the inside of the elbow is commonly called Golfer’s Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis. It is a condition that develops from repetitive use of the hand and elbow. Activities that can trigger this condition include repeatedly swinging a golf club or other activities that require repetitive gripping, twisting or throwing. Working at a computer,…

Ohio has Imposed Rules that Require Injured Workers to Try Conservative Care including Physical Therapy Before Back Surgery

The State of Ohio has imposed rules that require injured workers to try more conservative measures like Physical Therapy prior to receiving spinal fusion surgeries or prescription painkillers. The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation rule effective Jan. 1, requires injured workers to undergo at least 60 days of “conservative” care, while avoiding opioids if possible,…