Hamstring Pulls

Imagine you are high school upperclassmen, returning from an offseason of training. Learning new techniques, hoping to return to your high school team much improved. Those dreams of a college scholarship looking all too real now. You are taking part of your team’s warm ups and are required to sprint at the end of it. You decide that you want to show how fast you have become, you then feel a pull on the outside of your right leg towards the back. You note immediately that walking and going up and down stairs is uncomfortable. Later that night, you even notice bruising in the back of your leg. You go to the doctor the next day and he or she diagnoses you with a grade 2 hamstring pull, you are

Open the door to Physical Therapy instead of opening up that pill box: the new approach to Pain Mana

Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. An estimated 20% of patients presenting to physician offices with noncancer pain symptoms or pain-related diagnoses (including acute and chronic pain) receive an opioid prescription. In 2017, health care providers across the US wrote more than 191 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication—a rate of 58.7 prescriptions per 100 people. The CDC recommends nonopioid approaches including physical therapy. Patients should choose physical therapy when … ... The risks of opioid use outweigh the rewards. Potential side effects of opioids include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping opioid use. The CDC guidelines

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