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Shoulder, Elbows and Hands

 

Shoulder problems
There are several different problems that occur in the shoulder area that are treatable with physical therapy. Common problems include: partial rotator cuff tears, rotator cuff impingement, biceps tendinitis, shoulder bursitis, and painful or restricted shoulder movements. Physical therapists are trained to evaluate and determine how to treat each of these conditions and restore pain free motion to your shoulder. Treatments may include the use of heat and cold, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, massage, myofascial mobilization, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain and postural correction.

Tendinitis
Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a common problem encountered in physical therapy. Tendonitis is an inflammatory condition characterized by pain at tendinous insertions into bone. Common sites of tendinitis include the following:
Rotator cuff of the shoulder (ie, supraspinatus) and bicipital tendons
Insertion of the wrist extensors (ie, lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow) and flexors (ie, medial epicondylitis) at the elbow
Patellar and popliteal tendons and iliotibial band at the knee
Insertion of the posterior tibial tendon in the leg (ie, shin splints)
Most of these conditions are overuse injuries and treatment includes altering the aggravating activity. Additional physical therapy may include the use of heat and cold, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, massage, myofascial mobilization, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain and postural correction.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a collection of characteristic symptoms and signs that occurs following entrapment of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel of the wrist. Usual symptoms include numbness, paresthesias, and pain in the median nerve distribution. These symptoms may or may not be accompanied by objective changes in sensation and strength of median-innervated structures in the hand. This condition often occurs with overuse in athletes and in people who spend a lot of time on their computers.
Altering the work area and using wrist splints may be helpful for this condition. Physical therapy may include the use of heat and cold, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, massage, myofascial mobilization, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain and altering the work or recreational activity.

 

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Lance Hendricks, M.P.T.


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Office Information

 

(406) 248-8804


2370 Avenue C Billings Montana


(off 24th Street West)


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address: 2370 Avenue C (off 24th Street West) Billings Montana

phone: 406.248.8804