Orthopedics

Is it REALLY Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Is it REALLY Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Simply speaking, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This is a well known condition that is one of the most commonly treated…

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Treating Back Pain with Manual Therapy

Are You Living with Back Pain?

Are You Living with Low Back Pain? Are you living with back pain here in the Upper Valley? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. Low back pain is one of the most frequently treated conditions in our Lebanon clinic. It’s well known that about 8 out of 10 people…

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Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players

Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury that we see in the clinic. While it can be seen in sports that have repetitive movement of the elbow (such as tennis), the majority of people who get tennis elbow have never…

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June 2020 Foot Pain Physical Therapy Manual Therapy Upper Valley NH VT

Plantar Fasciitis: The Pain That Won’t Go Away?

Plantar Fasciitis: The Pain That Won’t Go Away? By Bill Cioffredi, PT Heel pain is a common complaint among approximately 2 million people per year, and nearly 10% of the population over a lifetime. 1 The diagnosis for pain in the heel or arch of the foot is called plantar…

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Also Known As “Runner’s Knee”)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Also Known As “Runner’s Knee”) By Rebecca Swope, PT, MSPT Anterior knee pain is a common complaint among many people, especially among active individuals.  Knee pain is a complex issue that can result from a host of problems.  Approximately 70% of anterior knee pain that comes from…

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Knee Pain: Finding the Source

Knee Pain: Finding the Source by Billy Cioffredi, PT Knee pain is a common complaint we see in the clinic, though the source of knee pain can be quite variable and complex. Accurate diagnosis of the cause of the pain is fundamental to providing appropriate treatment and getting lasting results….

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Common Running Injuries

Common Running Injuries   There’s nothing quite as satisfying as going for a great run.   Running increases your heart rate, decreases stress, and  provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Upper Valley. However, Almost everyone who runs will, at some point, experience a running related…

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headaches caused by neck posture

Got Headaches? The PT Cure Explored

Got Headaches? The PT Cure Explored Headaches can come from a variety of sources – eyestrain, stress, allergies, caffeine or alcohol withdrawal and sleep disorders – but they can also be caused by the neck (cervicogenic headaches). While many people may turn to a bottle of Ibuprofen for headache relief,…

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The Mystery of Tennis Elbow

The Mystery of Tennis Elbow   Tennis Elbow is the generic term for pain on the outside of the elbow, formally known as ‘Lateral Epicondylitis.’ Lateral means “outside,” the epicondyle is the specific section of bone that makes up the upper part of the elbow, and ‘itis’ means “inflammation.” The…

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Managing the Many Costs of Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common conditions that we treat. In fact, it is such a common complaint that it is documented as the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence in the world.8 Many of our patients come to see us after they’ve seen their primary care…

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