Musculoskeletal / Soft Tissue Injuries
Musculoskeletal injuries are muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, or blood vessels that are injured or damaged and impact the human body’s movement. Also known as soft-tissue injuries. Medical Exercise can help you recover faster, reduce pain and swelling quicker, and speed up the recovery process. It must be done with extreme care and a scientifically proven protocol. That’s why we’re called Medical Fitness Pros – our treatment protocols and certified medical exercise experts are what sets us way apart from regular training gyms.
Among the conditions we treat:
Brachial Plexus Injury
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Disc Herniation
Illio-Tibial Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprain
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain
Spinal Cord Injury
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Ankle Fracture/ Ankle Sprain: No, it’s not normal for your ankle to squeak, creek and hurt months or years after an injury or a surgery. It’s also not normal to suffer frequent ankle sprains. That’s telling you that the surrounding musculature needs strengthening and stabilization. We will help you get that full range of motion and strength back.
Ankylosing Spondylitis:This is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and manifests as pain and stiffness running from the neck down to the lower back. If you suffer from this condition, we know our protocol will alleviate much of your pain and over time even correct the problem entirely. Check out our page of posture alignment.
Bicipitial Tendonitis: A condition that is tricky to treat because it sparks other issues such as inflammation, muscle strains, and elbow pain. BT is a shoulder issue, often developing in people who perform repetitive, overhead movements. BT is not something to ignore and just hope it goes away. Proper medical exercise and physio-therapeutic regimens are required.
Brachial Plexus Injury: Brachial Plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. Injuries occur when one or more of these nerves are stretched, compressed, or have away from the spinal cord. Medical Fitness Pros is very well equipped to help you recover a moderate to median injury. Severe cases may require surgery, after which we’ll help you recover and regain full-range movement quickly.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is characterized by numbness, tingling, and weakness in your hand due to compression on the median nerve in your wrist. In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time, so early diagnosis and treatment are important.
Cervical Strain: A relatively common injury where the tendons, ligaments and/or muscles in the neck are strained, causing severe pain and distress. This condition poses no significant long-term effects, but having it once demonstrates the need to work on therapeutic fitness and specific exercises to avoid a re-occurrence.
Cervical Disc Herniation: Aside from surgery for very severe cases, the only method to recovery is physical therapy and exercise. A cervical disc herniation is when a disc in the neck becomes misaligned and moves out of place.
Colles’ Fracture: Colles’ fracture is a fracture of the radius bone in your forearm, near the wrist. Complications from this type of fracture stem from the fact that often the surrounding ligaments and tendons are also affected. It typically takes 6 weeks after surgery to begin a therapy treatment protocol.
Frozen Shoulder: This condition is characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Treatment for involves range-of-motion exercises and massage therapy.
Trochanteric Bursitis: Painful inflammation of the outer side of the hip. As symptoms progress, pain may radiate down the outside of the thigh, groin and low back. A person with hip bursitis may find it painful to walk, climb up stairs, lie down on the side of the affected hip, or get out of a chair, especially after sitting for a long time.
Iliotibial Syndrome (IT Band): This is a ligament issue, where the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip down to the shin, is tight, inflamed, or over-extended. The IT band attaches to the knee and helps stabilize and move the joint. When the IT band isn’t working properly, movement of the knee becomes painful.
Impingement Syndrome: This is where the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed which can result in pain, weakness and loss of movement at the shoulder.
Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprain: Often occurring as a sports injury, this ligament is located on the of the knee, linking the thigh bone and the shin bone. Strains of this sort come in varying degrees and all require extensive exercise protocols to ensure full recovery.
Lateral Epicondylitis: Otherwise known as “tennis elbow”. Despite it’s name, this condition is not only seen in tennis players but also from other recreational activities that involve repetitive motions on the muscles around the elbow.The injury can be troublesome to treat, so it’s important to seek out a diagnosis as early as possible.
Lumbar Disc Herniation: Symptoms of a lumbar herniated disc vary widely —from moderate to severe pain in the back and buttocks to possible sciatica, foot pain, numbness or weakness. Often the root cause is a slipped or ruptured disc in the lower back.
Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain: The Medial Collateral Ligament is the knee ligament located on the inner side of the knee joint. Like its sister, the Lateral Collateral Ligament, it links the thigh bone and the shin bone. This type of injury often results from an impact during sports, a collision, or trauma. Exercise therapy is always prescribed as the most important key to rehabilitation.
Medial Epicondylitis: A cousin of “tennis elbow”, Medial Epicondylitis is often referred to as “golfer’s elbow”. Both the tendons and muscles around the elbow can be affected, with some degree degeneration of the tendons in the elbow often found. This medical condition can be persistent but research has shown that targeted exercise therapy can work wonders.
Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints and is seen in millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time.
Patello-Femoral Syndrome: Also known as “runner’s knee”, this is a condition characterized by knee pain ranging from severe to mild. Typical symptoms include pain behind or around the patella that is exacerbated by running and activities that involve knee flexion. Radiography is recommended in patients with a history of trauma or surgery and those older than 50 years so as to rule out osteoarthritis and avoid misdiagnosis.
Piriformis Syndrome: Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttock and down the leg due to the sciatic nerve being impinged by a tight muscle. It is a neuromuscular disorder which is related to the sciatic nerve.
Plantar Fasciitis:Plantar fasciitis is a ligament issue located in the arch of your foot Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament which can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if your feet roll inward when you walk, you have high arches or flat feet, you walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, you are overweight. A relatively common condition with requiring specific therapy and exercise protocols.
Spinal Cord Injury: Spinal cord injuries vary vastly. Generally speaking, it is damage to the spinal cord that causes misalignment changes in its function. Sometimes the damage can be repaired, in other instances it is permanent. Either way, it requires serious and sustained treatment and therapy that includes targeted exercises.
Spinal Stenosis: This is a medical condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal column which leads to compression on the spinal cord. If you’ve been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, one of the most effective ways to relieve the pain immediately is with massage therapy. Postural alignment therapy is also an important key to alleviating the stress on the spinal cord.
Spondylolisthesis:The symptoms of spondylolisthesis vary greatly. People with mild cases may not have any symptoms, while the more serious cases can leave a person unable to perform daily activities. Some of the most common symptoms are persistent lower back pain, stiffness in your back and legs,thigh pain, tight hamstring and buttock muscles.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: This is a cluster of disorders whose root cause is the compression of blood vessels or nerves between your collarbone and your upper rib. This will cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.
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