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  • Causes of Muscle Cramps and How to Avoid Them

    If you’ve ever had a muscle cramp, sometimes called a charley horse, you know just how painful the experience can be. You might have heard that avoiding muscle cramps is as simple as staying hydrated; however, drinking plenty of water may be only a small part of the story. To help stave off cramps, it is important to understand what causes these muscles spasms as well as their warnings signs. ...
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  • Drugs Should Be a Last Resort to Treat Acute Lower Back Pain

    Besides surgery, many people believe that the best way to relieve back pain is taking medication. However, new studies suggest that painkillers should only be treated as a last resort to back pain relief. According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), pills should only be prescribed after physical therapy treatments had failed. The respected organization issued new guidelines to doctors in ...
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  • How Does a Cortisone Injection Relieve Joint Pain?

    Cortisone injections are typically used for temporary relief. A cortisone injection allows a doctor to deliver potent medicine directly to the site of inflammation. For most people, the initial corticosteroid injection will reduce inflammation and pain. A successful cortisone injection can suppress localized inflammation anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on the condition of the patient ...
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  • How Does Physical Therapy Benefit Seniors?

    One of the most common reasons for physical therapy among seniors is due to injury sustained during a fall. As we age, we tend to lose flexibility, strength, and balance. The loss of these functions may lead to a fall that could cause serious injury. For most seniors, maintaining their desired level of fitness becomes increasingly challenging. Physical therapy can not only improve these functions, ...
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  • Experiencing Elbow Pain? Try Physical Therapy!

    Elbow pain is one of the most common problems encountered by healthcare professionals. The arms and hands are used continuously. Lifting items, opening doors, twisting off a bottle cap, etc. are just a few daily activities that require use of the elbow. A sore or painful elbow can be disastrous for daily activities and athletic performance. Our goal at Manhattan Sports Therapy is to provide ...
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