Bursitis is a bothersome condition in which the bursa experiences inflammation and becomes irritated, usually due to repetitive movement of the area. The bursa itself is a sac filled with lubricating liquid and it’s located between tissues. Its primary purpose is to decrease different types of discomfort, such as irritation or other ailments. In some cases, bursitis can also be caused by a significant and sudden injury. Those at an older age are also at a higher risk of developing bursitis. Tendons weaken with age and can potentially tear with much less force than they would if they were sturdier. If you’re suffering from bursitis and are looking to treat the problem with physical therapy in Farmingdale, consider scheduling with Farmingdale Physical Therapy East. Some effective therapeutic methods for treating bursitis can include the following:

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Running During The Cold Winter Months

At Farmingdale PT East, our staff is dedicated to improving the physical health of each patient. There are many benefits to keeping active such as improving your overall health, increasing your energy levels, and boosting your mood. As we’re transitioning into the winter months, we know it may become more difficult for our patients who love running outdoors but aren’t sure how to prepare for the cooler weather. At Farmingdale PT East, our team can help you train for improved cold weather running.

Here are five tips to help transition your running habits into cold weather:

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Proper Shoveling Techniques

With the imminent threat of winter vastly approaching, several of us are in need of making multiple preparations for the inevitable storms that lie ahead. But the real hazard could be what comes after the storm, the dreaded task of shoveling through your now buried driveway. Now while you could pay the neighborhood youngsters to engage in the arduous activity in your place, taking matters into your own hands may be the best option. If that’s the case, you need to inform yourself on the potential dangers that can occur from not utilizing proper technique while shoveling.

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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Benefits of physical therapy

One of the more common foot ailments, plantar fasciitis is when the thick band of tissues that run across the bottom part of your feet begin to flare up, which creates inflammation. This band of tissue (plantar fascia) is connected to your heel bone and your toes. Plantar fasciitis can create a feeling of stabbing pain that will periodically crop up throughout the day. Typically, you will experience the pain when you first get on your feet in the morning, and it may reappear after long periods of standing. If you’re a runner or if you’re overweight, you may be put at a greater risk for plantar fasciitis. The disorder can be treated with surgery, but most physicians wouldn’t recommend you pursuing an operation to fix the problem. Instead, you may consider utilizing physical therapy in Farmingdale at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East to help ease your pain.

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Fall Prevention

Fall prevention methods, though sometimes overlooked, are just as significant as any other medical related avoidance. In fact, falling is one of the leading causes for serious injuries in most adults. Because of this, it’s imperative that you’re informed on countermeasures that can be taken in order to prevent falls from occurring in the first place. Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, your local physical therapy practice in Farmingdale, recommends these simple tips for protecting yourself from hazardous falls:

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Physical Therapy and Headaches

A common belief amongst patients is that physical therapy primarily focuses on specific body parts, such as rehabilitation of the legs or lower back. But physical therapy can also be utilized to treat neurological conditions, such as headaches. Everyone experiences headaches from time to time, but some individuals suffer from them more frequently than others. If this is the case, then an individual should schedule an appointment with a physical therapist in Farmingdale at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East. Here are two common headache related conditions that can potentially be treated through physical therapy:

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Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve Physical Therapy

One of the most vexatious conditions that an individual can experience is a pinched nerve, which can emerge in various parts of the body. A pinched nerve is a condition in which copious amounts of pressure is applied to a nerve that’s surrounded by tissue, such as muscles or tendons. This pressure hinders the nerves ability to perform, thus creating Continue reading

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National Physical Therapy Month

Physical Therapy

It’s October, a time of candy, trick or treating, and of course a friendly reminder of why you should be visiting a physical therapist. That’s right, October happens to be National Physical Therapy Month. Allowing those in the industry to showcase their talents and Continue reading

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Poor Posture And Back Pain

Suffering From Back Pain?

If you suffer from lower back pain, you may have poor posture to blame.  Millions of Americans have office jobs that center around sitting at a desk all day, staring at a computer screen.  This combination is conducive to creating bad posture, which will result in a bad back. If you want help improving your posture and relieving your back pain, our physical therapists at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East can create tailored exercise programs that will leave you feeling refreshed and pain-free!

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Whiplash Treatment in Farmingdale

After a car accident or other trauma, you may not be fully aware of the extent of the complications you may encounter. One very common condition that may arise as a result of a sudden trauma is neck strain; more commonly, this condition is called whiplash. Whiplash happens as a result of the head and neck jerking forwards or backward, causing damage to the muscles and tendons. This issue is different than a neck sprain, however, which involves damage to the ligaments in the neck. Our team at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East can help you to get started with your recovery. It’s important that you don’t let whiplash go untreated.

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