Kurt Vonnegut said, “Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.” When temporary knee pain becomes a chronic problem, your body is sending an important message that shouldn’t be ignored. In today’s blog post we take a look at 5 options that can reduce knee pain without medication or surgery.
The Keeping Up With Jones 5K was created in 2008 by Jones Physical Therapy as a way to promote fitness in the local community. Over the years, the Jones 5k has grown into a well loved local event for the whole family. This year’s race starts and finishes at Varsity Sports in Old Mandeville. The course is an out and back along the scenic Mandeville Lakefront. Funds raised from entry fees and sponsorships are donated to a Louisiana Methodist Childrens Home – Mandeville.
Myelopathy is often misdiagnosed as muscle soreness, and countless people shrug off its symptoms. However, unlike a pulled muscle, myelopathy won’t resolve itself. Once diagnosed, the disorder never goes away, and in 75 percent of patients, it gets worse. In today’s blog post, learn more about how PT can help determine the source of the pain and provide you with effective solutions.
Dry Needling is called “Dry” because no medication is being injected into the area. Because of this, the needles are very thin and often you can’t feel the needle entering the skin. As the needle tip gets close to painful tight muscles, you may feel a faint pinching, burning or aching sensation. Sometimes you feel nothing.
Recently, musculoskeletal problems such as spinal pain or sports injuries, would require patients to first see their primary care physician. In some cases, the added expense and time caused people to delay or defer care. Today, recent changes to the law in Louisiana have improved access to Physical Therapy.
Modern joint replacements have been around since the 1960s and since that time have become the most often performed orthopedic surgery in the world. Today I talk about the development of the joint replacement, some of the latest advances and what patients can expect from Physical Therapy when having a joint replaced.
Suffering from a condition that isn’t improving is a hidden epidemic. Millions of people are living with perplexing life conditions they feel elude diagnosis and treatment, even as health care technology advances to an all-time high. In this month’s blog post, Physical Therapist Paul Jones discusses the two words that can quickly turn around an undiagnosed condition.
As the Keeping Up with Jones 5K Organizer, I’d like to thank everyone who made the Keeping Up With Jones 5K a huge success. The funds we have raised this year will help Louisiana’s Methodist Children’s Home in their mission over the next year. The benefits of their work will make a positive impact for the children in their care, in many cases, for the rest of their lives.
With the Keeping Up with Jones 5K just around the corner and the Gulf Coast Half Marathon the next day, I’m always interested in sharing great information that will help everyone do their best and have fun. In the following Runners’ World post, Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. covers the important issue of fueling up right before and during the race.