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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?

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 so difficult. It’s that arthritis robs you of the ability to do the things that you love to do, along with …

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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)

How popular is skiing in Michigan? The state is ranked second in the nation for the number of ski areas in a state. 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 …

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Motus CHT Receives Recognition for Novel Contributions

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 and inspiration in creating this book: First, from the research areas: Kay MacConnachie, occupational therapist and clinical manager at Motus Rehabilitation …

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Top 10 Football Injury Comebacks

With a will to win, some of these NFL stars have come back from significant injuries to once again dominate their sport. Their tenacious outlook is one that any person, in any walk of life, can use when going through surgery or physical therapy. For inspiring comeback tales, see how these 10 NFL stars returned …

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Why Physical Therapy is Important

Almost everyone, at some point in their life, can benefit from physical therapy and the skilled workers who oversee it. Physical therapists are well educated to work with people of all ages and abilities, whether they are recovering from surgery, or trying to recover from a condition that causes pain and limits your ability to …

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