Heel Pain And How Physical Therapy Can Help!

Have you ever experienced heel pain for no apparent reason? One of the causes of pain in your heel is a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. The plantar fascia serves as a “shock absorber” for the arch of…

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Summer Heat and Arthritis

  During the hot, summer months, arthritis can flare up. The heat and humidity cause joints to swell, increasing inflammation and stiffness within the affected area. In order to help you mitigate the pain and reduce inflammation and stiffness, Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services offers arthritis management techniques. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists can…

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Pregnancy: Pain and Incontinence

During pregnancy, pain and discomfort are not uncommon, especially pain in the lower back and pelvic area. In some cases, lower back pain (LBP) and sacroiliac joint Pain (SI) can cause, or are symptoms of, urinary incontinence (UI). In fact, 79% of women who experience LBP simultaneously experience UI.[1] However, research has shown that “performing…

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August Is Back To School Month!

August is Back to School Month: Backpacks and Back Pain in Children As the school year fast approaches, it is time to start thinking about backpacks again! As your child’s backpacks quickly fills with books and journals, they can become quite heavy. If your child’s backpack weighs more than ten or fifteen percent of their…

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Anterior Ankle Impingement

Anterior ankle impingement is a condition that causes a reduced range of motion in the front of the ankle as a result of repeated impact, bone spurs, scar tissue build up, and inflammation. If you are noticing a dull or pinching pain that occurs when pointing your toes up or down, kicking a ball, walking,…

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Common Dancer Injuries

Like many sports, in order to be a successful dancer, it requires flexibility, strength and stamina. Dancing is demanding and time consuming, and leaves no room for injury. However, dancing for hours on end, with only a few hours of rest and sleep in between offers minimal time to relax and rehabilitate sore or tight…

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Therapy for Treatment of Ganglion Cyst

Do you have a bump on the wrist your physician called a ganglion cyst? These soft-tissue fluid-filled lumps are usually harmless, generally painless and often go away on their own. However, some can become painful and will need to be drained or surgically removed. Once the ganglion has reduced in size, STARS therapists can aid…

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Healing a Broken Fibula Through Walking and Physical Therapy

A broken fibula may be very painful, but sitting on the couch and letting it heal on its own is probably not the best approach. While your fibula—the long, thin outside bone of your lower leg—is healing, you should stay mobile through the use of a walking boot and physical therapy. Although the fibula is…

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National Headache Awareness Week

The first week of June is National Headache Awareness Week and while headaches may not necessarily be an expected topic at a rehabilitation office, STARS’ Physical Therapists offer numerous strategies to combatting the nuisance that headaches are. Different things such as sitting at a desk all day with your shoulders hunched, or standing on your…

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National Cancer Survivors Day (June 3)

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer or they themselves have been diagnosed with it. According to the National Cancer Institute, in the year 2016 alone, “there were an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States.” On June third, we recognize and celebrate all of those who have survived cancer….

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