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Daily Habits You Can Change to Prevent Chronic Back Pain May 26th, 2020

Chronic back pain is the leading cause of disability in adults. While you can sustain an injury, chronic back pain is just as likely to develop gradually over years of daily habits that put extra stress on your spine. The team at Prolete Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in Milford,...

5 Top Facts You Should Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis Apr 24th, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis is surrounded by interesting facts: The disease affects women three times more often than men. Children often outgrow juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, yet the disease is chronic and progressive in adults. And most people don’t know that cigarette smoking is the strongest environmental risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis. Of...

What Triggers Plantar Fasciitis and How Can I Prevent It? Mar 23rd, 2020

If you have heel pain, chances are you have plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis accounts for 10-22% of injuries in runners and affects 10% of the general population.  We help many patients recover from plantar fasciitis at Prolete Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine because physical therapy modalities such as massage, stretching,...

How Can Dry Needling Help With My Pain? Feb 7th, 2020

You may wonder what a dry needle is and why you’d consider such a procedure. So, let’s start with a few explanations. For starters, it’s called dry needling because the needle isn’t used to inject any medication. It’s literally dry. The needling part refers to the technique, which uses the...

Planning to Return to Exercise for Your New Year's Resolution? Book a Wellness Visit With Us First Jan 1st, 2020

Are you ready to get back into the gym routine? You’re not alone! Health-related plans — including dieting and exercising — are the most popular types of New Year’s resolutions. However, this is a big commitment and one you need to prepare for. Over half a million Americans are injured...

Reducing Your Dependence on Medications and Other Benefits of Physical Therapy Dec 2nd, 2019

If you have a musculoskeletal problem that has you constantly reaching for your bottle of painkillers or anti-inflammatories, you may feel temporarily better, but the discomfort will return. It always does. That’s because these medications do little to address the underlying cause of your pain, instead only providing you with...

Getting Active Again After an ACL Tear Nov 11th, 2019

Your knee is a complicated structure and one of the largest joints in your body. It contains bones, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and other components that can become injured as a result of trauma or overuse. One of the most common knee injuries occurs when the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is...

The Tendonitis Guide Jan 29th, 2019

TREATING THE PAINFUL TENDON                   Tendon-related pain is a very common condition seen in Physical Therapy clinics and gyms across the globe. There are also several different types of tendon pathologies, including tendinitis (acute inflammatory reaction within a tendon), tendinosis (chronic structural weakening of a tendon), and tenosynovitis (irritation...

Compartment Syndrome Jan 22nd, 2019

COMPARTMENT SYNDROME                   Compartment syndrome is a condition in which the pressure within a limb increases and compresses nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. The ischemia to these tissues can result in pain, feelings of limb tightness, swelling, and paresthesias such numbness and tingling. This condition most commonly occurs in...

Does Running Increase Your Risk of Knee Arthritis? Jan 16th, 2019

DOES RUNNING INCREASE YOUR RISK OF DEVELOPING KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS?   One of the most common questions that Physical Therapists get asked is whether running will increase your risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA). In the past, many healthcare practitioners told their patients that running would wear down the cartilage of...

You Are Not Your MRI Report! Jan 7th, 2019

YOU ARE NOT YOUR MRI                   The advent of advanced imaging has done wonders for modern medicine. We are now able to take a detailed look inside of the body and see a huge variety of medical conditions, including fractures, tumors, spinal cord compression, arterial dysfunction, basically if you...

Flexibility VS Mobility Dec 14th, 2018

FLEXIBILITY VS MOBILITY                   Flexibility and mobility, while often used interchangeably, are actually not the same thing. Flexibility is defined as the body’s ability to achieve a certain position, and usually involves outside forces that move the body part into that position (i.e. using straps, having a partner push...