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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 woman with arthritis grabs her knee in pain. Physical therapy can help arthritis pain relief.

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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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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