In our PT clinic, we see so many young athletes who have been injured for no apparent reason. They describe the typical scenario: running along playing soccer, stopped quickly and turned, and BAM! Knee pain and swelling.
These non-contact injuries can be devastating. If another athlete jumps up and lands on your knee from the side, you may get injured, but at least you'll understand why you got injured. But if you're just running along and go to turn and twist your knee
I have recently been treating a patient with a few week history of sciatica with anterior tibialis weakness. She reports her pain gradually came on for no apparent reason, and it worsened to the point where sitting, rising from sitting, and sleeping were difficult.
She reported to her doctor and was referred to an orthopedist. The ortho doc referred her to PT.
Upon evaluation, it was noted she had a positive slump and SLR test and weakness through dorsiflexion, with he
How long do I keep the ice on when I'm icing?
This question is asked a lot in the PT clinic. Most physical therapists will keep ice on about 10 to 15 minutes. But why? Is there a way that you can tell when your body is ready to shed the ice?
In PT, we love to use acronyms to remember stuff. R.I.C.E. P.O.L.I.C.E. F.O.S.
And to remember when to take the ice off when your cooling down your injury, just remember C.B.A.N. This stands for cold, burning, ach