Common Physical Therapy Injuries

A physical therapist can treat a wide range of injuries. Seeing a physical therapist can yield a lot of benefits for your health. It can help you improve your range of motion, increase your flexibility, heal your injuries and prevent future ones. From sports injuries to workplace accident injuries, they can accurately diagnose your particular injury and develop a treatment plan so that you can get back to your daily routine. 

Lower Back Pain

Chronic or acute lower back pain is one of the biggest reasons that people see a physical therapist like one at Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic. When you have back pain, it can affect your everyday life and prevent you from being able to do your work or do some of your favorite hobbies. Some physical therapy treatments for lower back pain are low impact exercises, stretches, spinal decompression and spinal manipulation. 

Knee Injuries

The knee is a complex joint and is prone to injury. Tendonitis, bursitis and other types of knee complications can cause pain, stiffness, and limited flexibility. Many knee injuries are a result of overuse, sports accidents, while some are caused by strenuous exercise or an accident. 

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are common among athletes or individuals who do recreational activities like bicycling or hiking. If a person falls or lands on their feet the wrong way, they can sprain their ankle. A physical therapist will give patients with ankle injuries exercises that do not put a lot of strain on the ankles to promote recovery. 

Shoulder Injuries

A shoulder injury is not only painful, but can greatly restrict mobility. Pain that affects the shoulder can be caused by poor posture, difficulty sleeping or a strong impact due to an accident. Spinal adjustments, massage therapy and other therapies are commonly done to treat shoulder pain.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wrist pain like Carpal Tunnel syndrome can affect people who frequently use the computer on a regular basis. This can lead to sore joints, inflammation, and limited flexibility. Wrist pain can be treated by a physical therapist through gentle exercises that elongate and strengthen the muscles.  Physical therapy can ease Carpal Tunnel symptoms so that you can regain function in your wrists. 

You should not ignore pain or symptoms that have persisted for more than a few weeks. It may only get worse if it is left untreated. Learn more about physical therapy services at Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic by scheduling an appointment now.