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Basketball Injuries and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Ask medical professionals about the most common basketball injuries and they are likely to list these issues: Ankle sprains Knee injuries Foot fractures Deep thigh bruising Jammed fingers Facial cuts The fact that there are injuries in such a physical game as basketball comes as no surprise to most. What does shock many is that …

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A Guide for Treating Arthritis

Living with arthritis is painful and uncomfortable, and it’s something that millions of people endure every day across the world. It’s estimated that over 54 million adults in the U.S. have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and that this number will keep climbing significantly as time goes on, according to the Arthritis Foundation. There isn’t a cure for …

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Understanding Hand Growth Plate Injuries and Their Treatment Options

Growth plates are the end areas of bones within children’s bodies. They are marked by cartilage and have not ossified yet. This makes them particularly susceptible to damage, especially when combined children’s high rate of activity and propensity for injury. Within this post, we will explore key areas related to growth plate injuries, including: What …

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Understanding Median Neuritis: Exploring the Condition, Complications, and Treatment Options

Median neuritis is a leading cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. The median nerve runs the length of the arm, but when it becomes inflamed (neuritis) or entrapped, it can cause a wide range of symptoms generally associated with CTS, including lack of grip strength, pain, swelling, and more. Within this post, we will …

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A Real Pain in the Thumb: Your Guide to Gamekeeper’s Thumb

When your favorite activities are compromised because of pain, it can be incredibly upsetting. Also known as the ulnar collateral ligament, this area of the body can have some serious pain. Read on for more information on what gamekeeper’s thumb is, activities that can not only lead to it but also can interfere with it, …

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How to Keep Your Fitness Resolution (Without Hurting Yourself)

Now that you’re committed to living a healthier life, let’s talk about the safest way to begin exercising. Take this advice, and you’re less like to end up at one of our offices being treated with physical therapy. See a doctor Thought we were going straight to the gym, right? Not just yet. If you’re …

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Can Physical Therapy Help Arthritis?

Arthritis presents you with a painful dilemma. It hurts to move, but your pain will only get worse unless you move. When you’re diagnosed with osteoarthritis, it may be difficult to see a bright side. The condition causes chronic pain, and there’s no cure for it. It isn’t just the pain that makes having arthritis …

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5 Foods (You Love) that Cause Inflammation

Inflammation is what happens when your body perceives a threat. Your body protects itself by sending white blood cells into tissue. That causes swelling, and that swelling causes pain. Diet is one of the most common causes of inflammation. Choosing your foods carefully can save you from the side effects of inflammation Here are a …

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Common Skiing Injuries (And How to Avoid Them)

While it’s an exhilarating sport, skiing can lead to a wide variety of aches, pains and serious injuries. In this post, we’re going to point out some of the common skiing injuries that our therapists treat patients for.   How popular is skiing in Michigan? The state is ranked second in the nation for the …

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Motus CHT Receives Recognition for Novel Contributions

Warren based Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Kay Macconnachie, provides insight on hand injuries and recovery for famous author.   In his most recent book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives recognition to Warren Certified Hand Therapist, Kay MacConnachie. His acknowledgement reads “…many thanks to the following people for help …

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