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My job’s a pain in the neck, literally.

“Why do I feel pain in my neck and upper back after sitting at my desk all day?” Many people in the work force have jobs that require hours of desk/computer work, and the majority of these people are completely unaware of their posture. If you are one of these people who sit in front of a computer all day and have poor sitting posture, you should definitely consider making some changes to avoid feeling neck and/or upper back pain at the end of the day. Although poor posture may not be the original cause of pain, it certainly can either exacerbate the pain or at the very least prolong healing. This is because it places stress on the cervical facet joints and strain on the neck and upper ba

Recovering From a Meniscus Tear

“Can I recover from a meniscus tear without surgery, and can I expect a full recovery if I do need surgery?” Meniscus tears can be very painful at first, but depending on the severity of the tear, you may be able to avoid surgery and return to your normal activity level without pain. All you need is a good course of physical therapy to restore any loss of range of motion or muscle strength and to train you to return to your specific work functions and/or sports activities. If the tear happens to be severe or located in a particularly precarious part of the meniscus, your knee might lock temporarily in certain positions, which could create a great deal of pain that persists despite going thr

Physical Therapy After a Rotator Cuff Repair

“Why is it important to have physical therapy after rotator cuff repair?” No one wants to hear that they need surgery, especially if the recovery process is going to entail a period of immobilization, which will cause joint stiffness and muscle weakness. If you’ve been told that you need a rotator cuff repair, you are probably wondering if you’ll have to wear a sling for a period of time afterwards and what kind of impact that will have on your mobility and strength. The answer is each surgery is different and every surgeon has different rehab protocols, but most doctors will recommend that you wear a sling for 4-6 weeks, depending on the severity of the rotator cuff tear that was repaired

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