Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, also known as sacroiliitis, refers to inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints, the joints that link the pelvis and lower spine by connecting the sacrum to the iliac bones. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction may be caused by injury, pregnancy, osteoarthritis, degeneration of cartilage, or inflammatory joint disease. At times, a structural abnormality, such as legs of differing lengths or severe pronation, may put increased stress on the joint, resulting in this problem. Patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction typically experience pain in the buttocks and lower back that worsens when running or standing.
Patients are instructed to restrict activity, particularly activity that increases pain levels. Massage, physical therapy, or chiropractic treatment may also be helpful. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually prescribed and sometimes corticosteroid injections are administered as well. Surgery is normally not considered to treat this condition.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition involving numbness, pain, tingling and instability in the wrist, hand and fingers. It occurs when pressure is put on a nerve in the wrist called the median nerve, which controls motor function in the wrist and hand. This pressure, called impingement, is most often caused by bone spurs, rheumatoid arthritis, repetitive use or injury.
A bone fracture causes pain, swelling and sometimes bruising of the affected area. Applied weight or pressure causes even more severe pain.
At Pro Staff, we offer specialized knowledge and care for the treatment of fractures. Our physical therapists will treat your injury every step of the way until it is completely healed. Immobilizing the area is often helpful in relieving pain before proper treatment begins. Treatment for bone fractures depends on the location and type of fracture, as well as the patient's medical history. We take all of these factors into account when developing a treatment plan.
After the proper treatment is performed, the rehabilitation process begins. It is important to care for your fracture while it heals. Full healing can take several weeks to several months. Your doctor will advise you on how to care for your fracture and helpful measures you can take to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery.
Temporo-mandibular disorders occur as a result of problems with the jaw joint and/or surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, which stands for temporo-mandibular joint.
Work & Auto Injuries
Our hands on approach may consist of but is NOT limited to the following manual techniques:
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Joint Mobilization
- Spinal/Patellar Mobilizations
- Manual Traction
- Myofascial Release
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Manual Resistive Exercise
- Manual Stretching
- Taping- Kinesio/Athletic
For more information about our Physical Therapy services, or to schedule an appointment, please call 973.928.3590.