Chronic Lower back pain can be caused by a multitude of different factors but regardless of the cause it is very frustrating. Lower back pain can be caused by anything from muscular injury, disc disease, to other biomechanical issues. Let the professionals find the underlying cause of your back pain and get you back to living your life.
Pain from sciatica is typically caused by piriformis syndrome, bulging/herniated disc, or disc disease. It often presents as a "pain in the butt" and/or a tingling down the leg.
ITB syndrome is very common in runners, athletes, and weekend warriors. The IT Band is the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the knee/shin and helps to stabilize and move the joint When it is not working properly, it can become inflamed and painful. It is typically a pain that is felt on the outside of the knee and thigh. This type of injury is an overuse injury that can be easily treated with a combination of rest and therapy.
PFPS is a condition that is typical in runners, lending to its nickname "runners knee". It is also common in young adults, manual laborers, and athletes. It is frequently caused by a roughening, wearing down, or damage to the cartilage under the kneecap. The cause of this is often secondary to weakness in the hips, knees, and/or ankles. This is another type of injury that is best treated with a combination of rest and strengthening.
Shin splints are those nagging pains you feel in the front of your leg during and after you exercise. The cause of this pain is inflammation of the anterior tibialis tendon. The best explanation for your shin splints most likely is "...too much, too soon!" They are the bain of existence for many runners, dancers, tennis players, and many other athletes. There are a multitude of biomechanical explanations that are specific to the individual.
Plantar fasciitis is typically noticed by a stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot near the heel and sometimes along the arch of your foot. The pain is usually worst with the first few steps in the morning. It can also be triggered by standing for long periods or upon standing after resting. This pain is usually described as worse after exercise rather than during it. This pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot which helps maintain your arch. Yet another condition that is treated with rest, strengthening, and addressing the underlying biomechanics of injury.
The RTC is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder and help support the shoulder joint. These injuries occur most often in people who perform overhead motions during sports or work. Rotator cuff injuries may result from a single injury or be the result of overuse injury. Correction of this problematic issue should be addressed ASAP to reduce risk of further injury.
Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs as the result of a chronic and/or repetitive compression/impingement of the Rotator cuff tendons. This is found most often in tennis players, swimmers, as well as other occupations/sports with frequent overhead activity. It may also be caused by poor posture. In any case early treatment is advantageous to reduce the risk of further injury.
Tennis elbow is typically caused by repetitive gripping activities and wrist extension. The muscles and tendons of the forearm become damaged from repetitive overuse. The pain felt is tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Golfers elbow is typically caused by gripping activites and wrist flexion/forearm supination. Muscles and tendons of the forearm become damaged from repetitive overuse. This leads to tenderness and pain on the inside of the elbow.
We are fortunate enough to work closely with many of the unbelievable surgeons located here in Louisiana to help assist in your road to recovery. We will work with your physician to develop a treatment plan to return you to the athlete or weekend warrior you were before.
Whether you have strength or mobility deficits, we will design a program that addresses these problems while also eliminating movement dysfunctional and reducing pain. We will work to ensure that you return to your healthiest you, feeling stronger and more balanced.
Post operative rehab programs follow specific protocols laid out by your surgeon based on your surgery. Once the goals of the physician designed protocols are achieved and you have returned to pain free participation in your normal activities of daily living, we focus on addressing the imbalances that may have led to injury.
Manual therapy is the "hands on" aspect of therapy. Manual therapy helps to remove restrictions in tissue, improve flexibility, improve movement patterns, decrease pain, and promote relaxation. Forms of manual therapy include: massage, joint mobilization, stretching, strengthening, soft tissue mobilization, and other techniques.
Posture has a lot to do with how your joints and muscles are working. Therefore, all of our treatments consist of posture training to promote efficient biomechanics with movement. The focus of posture training is to identify and correct any postural abnormalities that can alter body alignment and muscle function. Altered body alignment can cause changes in movement patterns and muscle use which can ultimately lead to disfunction and injury. Common conditions that result from poor posture are chronic neck/shoulder/back pain, headaches, stiffness, fatigue, muscle atrophy and weakness, difficulty breathing, nerve impingement and compression, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, as well as many other related conditions.
Dry needing is a technique used to treat myofascial pain. This technique uses a dry needle (one without medication or injection) inserted through the skin in areas of the muscle known as tigger points. Dry needling is NOT acupuncture. Dry needling is a part of Western medicine principles and is supported by research. Dry needling is used as part of a treatment plan with the goal of releasing or inactivating tigger points to reduce muscle tension, relieve pain, improve ROM, and to help normalize dysfunctions of motor nerves.
Graston technique is an instrument assisted form of soft tissue mobilization. Instruments are used to detect and break down scar tissue and restrictions in the facia to help reduce pain and promote improved flexibility of tissue. Common conditions that the Graston technique is used for include; Adhesive capsulitis, Plantar Fasciitis, IT Band Syndrome, Achilles Tendonitis, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
E-Stim is a technique utilized to elicit a muscle contraction by using electrical current. Electrodes are placed on the skin over a predetermined area. Electrical current is then sent from the E-stim unit through the electrodes to the underlying tissue, causing muscle contraction. E-stim can be used to: decrease pain, increase circulation, promote muscle stimulation (for strengthening and/or re-education), nerve stimulation, as well as to improve overall function.
Therapeutic ultrasound can have both thermal and non-thermal effects. Thermal treatment is used to provide deep heating to soft tissue in the body including: muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. It also helps to improve blood flow, relieve pain, and relax tissue. Non-thermal effects can speed cellular processes and improve healing of injured tissue.
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