May 2016 - Orthopaedics Plus

Physical Therapy For Shin Splints

The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run.

An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. (more…)

TMJ Dysfunction And Physical Therapy

The temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ) is located in front of the ear on either side of the head where the upper and lower jaws meet. It is used throughout the day during activities like talking, eating and chewing. In most cases, TMJ dysfunction requires a visit to a dentist or orthodontist. (more…)

Ask Your PT: Why Does My Heel Hurt When Walking?

Plantar Fasciitis or heel pain is a rather common complaint with an estimated 10 percent experiencing this condition at some point during their life.

Most often it is caused by repetitive stress or micro-trauma to the tissues that builds to the point where the body can no longer regenerate itself fast enough, and thus pain begins. (more…)

Preventing Tennis Elbow This Season

Tennis season is in full swing and so are the risks of overuse injuries such as tennis elbow.

Tennis Elbow typically happens when a repetitive swinging motion pulls on the extensor tendons that connect the muscles in the forearm to the elbow, creating microscopic tears. Despite its name, there are many types of activities that can injure these tendons, especially those involving repetitive wrist motion. (more…)