It is most common type of heel pain. Planter fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue (plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot.
It occurs commonly when planter fascia is being stressed. It is an overuse type of injury. It is common in middle age to older people. It is common with people whose work involve lot of standing, walking. Other foot/ankle conditions can aggrevate or can cause inflammation under heel.
Pain associated with plantar fasciitis is usually felt at bottom of the heel and around the heel. It can be particularly prominent when you take your first steps getting out of bed, getting up after sitting for a while. It gets lesser as you walk around but it can again feel worst by end of the day.
There are simple things which you can do at home before you call your doctor or therapist which can help you.
Iceing bottom of the heel in this condition can really help to reduce pain. Patient can ice once or twice a day for about 15 min.
There are different way you can Ice for your heel pain either use regular ice pack or you can freeze water bottle and role it under your heel.
It is very important to pay attention to your footwear in this condition. If you are wearing flat shoe, footwear or walk barefoot in the house it can really aggrevate your pain.
So it is very important that you wear proper footwear all the time. You can also try over the counter insoles which can help some patients. Running sneakers or shoe with little heel can help you to avoid pressure under heel.
Most of the people who develop planter fasciitis have tightness across their calf muscles. Patient should try to stretch their calf muscles regularly once start feeling pain or discomfort under their heel.
All these home remedy fails to relieve your pain you should consult your doctor or expert physical therapist at Physical Therapy Flushing, NY.
Your primary care physician may refer you to an orthopedic or podiatrist. Doctor can give you anti-inflammatory pills, shot of cortisone and may advise you to start physical therapy.
Physical therapist may work with you to reduce pain and improve your mobility by using appropriate modalities and therapeutic exercises.
For many sports injuries athletes have to go thru physical therapy to get back to their optimal function level. It is common problem to having injuries while participating in large or small sports organized by any organization, having competition, getting hard training and exercises as well as physical therapy or fitness activities.
Less trained technique used in sports, improper warm-up, doing overuse of any sport or exercises, lack of conditioning are few cause of having sports injuries.
If athletes are using poor technique bio-mechanically they are more prone for injuries. Improper warm up can lead to muscle strain. Lack of conditioning can lead to muscle or ligament injuries.
Overuse is major contributor to an injury. Most of the athletes are highly motivated and they over train themselves, spent more time practicing or training that can lead to overuse injury.
Coping with sports injuries often require skilled physical rehabilitation. Physical therapist helps athletes rebuild their strength. Also physical therapist can help them to achieve optimum flexibility.
Physical therapist can evaluate athlete and help them control their pain, help them to heal faster, keeps muscle flexible, condition them with proper bio mechanics and teach them how to prevent injury in future.
With help of New Age Physical Therapy Whitestone, NY skilled physical therapist athletes can go back to their sports and perform at their optimal level.
Now a day physical therapy is commonly used among all people who suffer with pain, stiffness other orthopedic, neurological conditions. It could be due to accident, fall, sports, unknown reasons or age related. Most of the patients feel that their quality of life has improved after physical therapy.
Keeping physical therapy benefits in mind, for many older people physical therapy is effective to improve their mobility and function. Older patients may need physical therapy due to many reasons. Most common reasons are arthritis, walking difficulties or balance problem.
Physical therapy can restore or increase muscle strength, improve range of motion in effected joints, improve flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Along with these benefits it can also help to reduce pain by different pain modalities.
The most common pain and stiffness occurs across knee, hip, shoulder, neck and back. As symptoms get progressively worst most patients will have trouble with their daily activities of living.
As people get older they lose muscle mass, lose flexibility in their muscle which put more stress on their joints, in turn lead to pain and stiffness. Also as you get older activity decreases this promotes muscle mass loss.
At New Age Physical Therapy we keep our patients in their game, life style by helping them to relieve their pain. We have skilled therapist who can assess your problem and make a unique treatment plan which can put you back on track. We also educate patients on their home exercise plan which can make them independent in their own well being.
With increase in sports among young children, there is increase in injuries among young athletes who get hurt playing sports. Lot of those injuries is to muscles, ligaments and joints. It happens while training, during games or during other outdoor activities.
Most of the injuries happen due to overuse, while others may be due to lack of training, improper warm up.
So understanding few basic things can prevent those kinds of injuries in young athletes.
Make sure that your child should know perfect techniques of the sports mechanism, for example how to hold the ball while playing and how to throw it to proper side.
Overhead toss of a boy kids and a young lady’s underhand windmill pitch can be exceptionally distressing on the elbow and shoulder, unless a mentor or educator can give appropriate direction and it’s done bio-mechanically effectively.
In the case of tennis or golf sports, a mentor ought to educate the correct grasp on a racquet or club, and also the right position when hitting the ball, to lessen the danger of damage.
Every day and time you must check and ensure that your kids take after a suitable warm-up routine before going out to play. Warm up before any game is entering in counteracting muscle strain damage. Kids ought to warm up and do extends to maintain a strategic distance from muscle strain.
That may include circling the field to permit joints to warm up, rehashed arm/leg development and additionally extending the muscles in the arms and legs to get them good to go.
Give careful consideration to your kid for indications of exhaustion or muscle abuse, especially in a long diversion or twofold header. Kids who play many sports and have practice or amusement regular are more inclined for abuse harm. Listen to their whines and watch their non-verbal communication for any indication of torment.
Take example one good soccer player who get to be dried out or is basically drained from running from one end of the field to the next is significantly more liable to endure harm than a substitute who comes in crisp for the second half.
In sport the kids either boy or girl who has tossed more than couple of dozen pitches compelling should be supplanted in the later innings, so they don’t over pitch.
The tips described above are much helpful for your kids who are continue connected with sports and suffering from sports injuries often. Here we at New Age Physical Therapy Queens, NY giving you solution for this kids sports injury for kids. Just reach us and free from worries about your child.
Elbow injury is not as common as shoulder, knee but many times we have heard of tennis elbow, golfer elbow. This kind of injury does not happen to people who play golf or tennis. Anybody can get that kind of pain or other elbow pain.
If you are in pain and unable to use your arm, elbow without pain you should consult your physical therapist that can evaluate you and develop treatment plan to help you return to your previous level of function.
In most of the plan first goal is to reduce pain so initial therapy may include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, soft tissue mobilization but mainstay of your program will be therapeutic exercises.
Therapeutic exercises may include Range of elbow motion exercises, strengthening exercises, flexibility exercises.
Conditions that may require you to perform elbow range of motion exercises may include:
- Tennis elbow/ lateral epicondylitis
- Golfer’s elbow/medial epicondylitis
- Elbow fracture
- Shoulder pain or injury
- Olecrenon bursitis
- any contusion or injury to elbow
Initially while controlling pain therapist another important goal is to maintain or increase your Range of motion.
These are simple exercises like…
1. Bending elbow (elbow flexion)
2. Stretching elbow or straightening elbow (elbow extension)
3. Rotating forearm in (Pronation)
4. Rotating forearm out (Supination)
5. Turn it Over: Forearm Supination
Range of motion exercises can be performing 1-2 times a day 1 or 2 sets of 10 or as prescribed by your physical therapist. If any ROM exercises increases your pain you should consult your physical therapist.
Once patient has good ROM and mild pain next goal is to strengthen elbow. Physical therapist can use free weights, your own body weights or mechanical weight to increase your strength. Physical therapist may use digiflex, towel gripping exercises or there putty. At this point therapist may advised you to do some strengthening exercises at home
All above mentioned modalities and exercises will help you to achieve your prior functional level. So if you got hurt and have pain or stiffness in elbow consult visit Physical Therapy Fresh Meadows, NY; your physical therapist and ask how he/she can help you.
Have tried wobbling board for any injury or knowing how to use it for physical therapy? It can be amazing tools for rehabilitation for bad ankle sprain and also it often used in yoga and sport training too.
Sometimes patients complaints about their ankle pain it may happen that ligaments has been damaged; ligaments have injuries that known as ankle sprains.
Do you how wobble board helps for having relaxed from ankle pain?
There are many ways that can be done through wobble boards which works to rehab the injured ankle.
It will improve motion range:
Ankles become strict due to injury; and that is the problem that leads to injury again. At that time wobble board will play important role for recovery; it will move you ankle in all movement and help to joints.
We think that ankle motion works as up and down only, but you are wrong here it also works in both right and left sides and in rotation view too. The wobble board is the main tools which will help you to move your ankle in all these direction smoothly with pain.
It helps to improve strength of Ankle:
When you have pain due injury of ankle at that time muscles that surrounding on ankle is become week and make pain much. Due to this it may happen that you will lead to ankle pain and joints pain too.
With the help of this mobility the ankle not target general up and down movements of ankle for the different muscles surrounding through joints. The wobble board will help for functional movements for the joints.
It improves proprioception
If you don’t know about Proprioception; then first we clear about it that it helps to give any message to your brain from body. It may happen that due to having ankle injury your Proprioception can be damaged and can problems for doing movements of ankle.
The balance board is the things that help to not only recover ankle joints pain but retain ankle joints too and your body movements that prevent future injury. Those peoples who have good Proprioceptive ability in their body have possibility to recover ankle joints earlier.
Some ankle sprains have ability to recover it quickly in simple steps but sometimes it happens that it may take time, at that time wobble board is the tools that will help you to rehab this pain. New Age Physical Therapy Centre Queens, NY helps to recover this ankle pain problem with the help of amazing physical therapy. If you have problem with this kind you should get in touch here for solution.
When anyone lifting any heavy weight things from ground or flooring at that time he or she feels pain in low back sometimes. Elder people often face this problem due to old age and weakness in body. The luggage or any simple things don’t have to heavy in weight but low back pain occurs due to having debilitating in body.
There are lots of reason to having pain in low back; either it may for physical body problems or may happen that due frequent bending forward side too for getting any items. Whenever you bend to lifting any items from flooring, your spine curve forward too it’s called a lordosis is reversed.
It may possibility to increase stress and tension on your spinal discs, muscles, joints and discs because of reversal of the lordosis. This is the main point and reason to having more stress on joints, muscles and disc because of having reversing lordosis and rotational movements.
You must thinking that is there any good way to prevention of pain in low back while lifting any things or bending to take simple things? Do you have any idea or solution for how to protect and recover this low back pain while you are bending?
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Yes, we have lots of things and ideas to prevent this kind of low back pain problems specially for those peoples who are frequently doing this in 100 times in a single day.
Keep in mind that whenever you are bending forward to lifting any simple things from flooring at that time just keep in mind that you must be in appropriate position and have to minimize the strain on your low back; you should be keeping your head up side.
Don’t forget that whenever you need to take anything that time you must bend from your knees instead of your waist and also you have keep in mind that you must be near object or luggage whatever you want to lift.
You have to keep your neck position in upside and head too; if you must bending forward to lift something. It is better to look straight ahead and up in front of you while looking down at the object on the ground; also never forget to bend your knees down too; it will be much helpful to you to prevent low back pain.
Now you are thinking that how it will be helpful to bending forward from knees and lookup straight position to prevent pain; its naturally technique that help most and much beneficial for low back pain and also it will protect your spinal discs, joints and muscles too very well.
If still you have confusion and you are thinking to go for expert therapist for this low back pain then you should visit New Age Physical Therapy Queens, NY for better pain prevention therapy. It will be much good and beneficial for you to recover.
The experts at new age PT centre will teach you well to help your condition through exercises in natural way, so you don’t need to take any kind of medicines too.
Therapist will also teach you how to maintain your posture for your back through different exercises and therapy.
There is a relationship between pain and sleep. Most of us have pain here and there and when we are in pain we have difficulties in activity during day and lot of times has trouble sleeping.
Certain kind of pain really disturbs patients while sleeping. Nerve pain is one of those pains. Patient who has chronic pain may experience sleep problems as well. Pain is one of the causes for in so suffering mania.
If you are suffering from pain and it is affecting your daily sleeping then the best option is to apply physical therapist that can help you to sleep better.
Physical therapist can evaluate your paining problem and create a treatment plan tailored to your goals and needs that will much beneficial for your recovery. Physical therapist can indentify cause for pain and try to help patients relieve pain.
Physical therapist may use hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound to relieve pain. Physical therapist may use hands on technique like joint mobilization, soft tissue manipulations, massage for better recovery. Physical therapist may teach some strengthening exercises and stretching exercise.
At discharge, a therapist may help you to design home exercise program which can help to alleviate your pain and to maintain healthy lifestyle and to restore normal sleep habits.
Physical Therapy Queens, NY is one of them which give you best physical therapy to your chronic pain. You will be feeling good after taking therapy here. Just visit expert therapist here they have all the pain problem solution with fast recovery.
According to many studies most of us go thru some kind of pain in given 3-6 month period. It could be simple neck ache or severe pain post surgery, post injury, post fall or other incident.
For most acute pain patient might have to see doctor or go to emergency room. But for other routine pain and aches patient should not be rushing to emergency room. Patient can try few simple things at home depends on type of pain before rushing to emergency room.
For any acute injury patient can follow simple formula-PRICE.
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For chronic conditions patient can use hot packs.
For most musculo-skeletal pain physical therapist can help you to manage your pain with different modality at home. Physical therapist can also advise to do different exercise to relieve pain. Physical therapist can also advise to modify your lifestyle to help you cope with your pain.
By avoiding pain with conservative methods, patient can avoid visits to emergency room and long wait, can avoid addiction to controlled pain medication and its side effects. So next time if you have any pain or somebody who you know have pain follows simple steps and consults your physical therapist if needed.
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Lot of people get lower back pain or get very stiff in lower back lifting something simple light weight from floor or just bending over to do something. If it’s something not heavy or it’s like routine bending why do we get this kind of pain and/or stiffness?
One of the most important changes happens in forward bending is you lose your normal forward curvature in your spine called lordosis. Constant reversal of lordosis can put stress on your disc, spinal joints and muscles.
It can also happens after you worked out heavy, lifted lot of boxes, did yard work, moved furniture in house and next day your muscles are tight or sore from that and you try to bend down and even little twist with it can send spinal muscles in spasm.
So is there a way to prevent this kind of pain, locking of back or have sciatic kind of pain?
When bending forward to pick up things there are few things which can help you to keep your spine in an appropriate position and minimize strain on your low back.
1. Bend from your knees not from your back
2. When you reaching objects go close to them don’t reach out from distance.
3. Don’t twist your spine too much while lifting object tries to stand in front of object and then lift.
If you are sore from previous day work out or any other lifting activity take it easy on your back for few days and follow simple lifting procedure mentioned above.
If you are still experiencing low back pain, visit to your licensed physical therapist. He or she can teach you exercise for your back. Your physical therapist can also teach you how to obtain and maintain proper posture for your back.
By learning the proper ways from Physical Therapy Great Neck, NY to lift, you may be able to maintain your spine in an optimum position to prevent episodes of debilitating back pain.