SportsMed PT Success Stories, September 2016

SportsMed PT Success Stories, September 2016

Every day, our physical therapists and supporting staff build someone’s personal success story. This September we added to our long line of successes! Here are some of the patients we want to congratulate for their hard work on the road to recovery. September Success Stories SELVA CAMPBELL was treated at SportsMed Physical Therapy of Glen Rock, NJ after her Internal Medicine…

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SportsMed PT Success Stories, August 2016

Happy Photos Of August

Our physical therapists revel in the success of their patients, and over the years have seen many stories of improved quality of life with their patients. Below are just a few stories from August we wanted to showcase to congratulate our patients’ success! Binder Ranjit came to SportsMed Physical Therapy of Fair Lawn NJ for…

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Are Pain Medications A Good Idea?

Are Pain Medications A Good Idea?

Pain medications aren’t without risk. Long term effects are controversial, because more often than not pain killer users are not well informed. As with any medicine, each person’s reaction to a pain killer will be different from each other. When evaluating the risks behind their usage, it’s best to talk to your doctor about specifics! Risks…

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How To Alleviate Neck Pain [VIDEO]

How To Alleviate Neck Pain

Has your neck been feeling stiff or tight? Have you been experiencing migraines? Neck pain is very common with people who work at a desk for most or all of the day. People that sit at a desk, or drive a vehicle tend to be especially prone to neck pain due to posture and a sedentary lifestyle….

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Is Back Surgery Right for Me?

Is Back Surgery Right for Me?

Back pain is pretty common. For some, surgery may seem the only option when you can’t seem to get any relief. Is that really the best course of action? Let’s first take a look at the common back surgeries and the conditions they treat. Laminectomy Commonly used to treat spinal stenosis. The procedure involves removing part…

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The Top 4 Causes of Hip Pain

The Top 4 Causes of Hip Pain

The hip is the body’s biggest ball-and-socket joint. It is built to withstand constant wear and tear but is not indestructible. Age and usage can wear down or damage cartilage, its muscles can become strained, and the hip bone itself can be fractured or broken. All of these scenarios can cause hip pain. The locations and…

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A Quick Fix for Shoulder Pain

SportsMed Physical Therapy - Shoulder Pain

Do you have shoulder pain that comes and goes? This is actually quite common. The shoulder joint is very mobile, and because of that it is quite easy to lift from an unstable shoulder position.  The instability is what can open you up to injury and shoulder pain. So how can you avoid shoulder pain altogether? Try…

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Tennis Elbow, Anyone?

SportsMed Physical Therapy - Tennis Elbow, Anyone?

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, as it is known in the medical world, is a repetitive strain injury that affects the muscles and tendons surrounding the elbow. Specifically, this occurs on the outside of your elbow where the muscles of the forearm attach called the lateral epicondyle.   The strain occurs from…

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The Ultimate Office Desk Stretch Routine

As many as 86% of Americans sit at a desk at their place of employment. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a figure stating that 80% of American adults don’t get enough exercise. Think about those numbers. As we sit more and more, our muscles, joints, and tendons will…

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How To Treat A Basic Sprain: R.I.C.E.

Basic Sprains: Ligaments are elastic-like bands that connect bone-to-bone, keeping your joints steady and stable. A sprain happens when fibers of a ligament tear. Chances are, you’ve had a sprain at some point in your life, but as common as this injury is, most people don’t know how to properly treat it when it happens….

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