Over the span of their professional life, most people in the U.S. develop chronic pain in some form of the other and many of them live with the pain through years without seeking proper pain management and treatment options – a factor that undermines their quality of life to a great extent. If you think pain is a less serious health issue than life-claiming diseases, think again. Here are some little-known facts and statistics that will change your perception about pain:
- 65% of low back pain cases in the United States can be attributed to the combined effects of the occupational exposures.
- One in four Americans, or 116 million people, have some form of persistent pain
- The Institute of Medicine’s report has estimated that costs of providing medical care and lost productivity due to pain are $560 to $625 billion dollars annually, which exceeded the combined costs of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Physical Therapy is the answer to occupational pain
Chronic pain affects an average American on basic levels and interferes with his/her life and work in transformative ways. Pain can lead to increased dependency on others, causing loss of work and family roles, and a difficulty participating in everyday activities. Physical therapy is a core element of pain management system that promises long-term therapeutic effects. It helps by identifying and addressing these issues, enabling patients to live a pain-free life.
What is orthopedic physical therapy?
Orthopedic physical therapy is the branch of pain management therapies that focuses on the treatment or rehabilitation of injuries to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Orthopedic physical therapy involves evaluating, treating and managing patients with orthopedic conditions which includes:
- Ligament tears
- Muscle tears
- Joint/muscle/tendon inflammations
- Post fracture injury
- Joint stiffness
- Joint pain
- Tennis and Little League elbow
- Rotator cuff repair
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction
- Post arthroscopic and total joint replacement surgeries
Physical therapy has been found helpful in the treatment of orthopedic conditions that leads to pain, decreased strength, decreased range of motion, or swelling.
How physical therapy helps
Physical therapy is a well-rounded pain care system that helps by:
- Identifying and managing movement dysfunction by improving muscle strength, endurance and physical abilities
- Restoring, maintaining and promoting optimal wellness and fitness
- Restoring lost function and reducing immobility
We bring you the best of orthopedic physical therapy in Keller, TX
At Trinity Orthopedics, our physical therapists and orthopedic specialists work in tandem to deal primarily with joints or spine injury. We have successfully treated people injured at job, with occupational injuries, or those who have developed spine related problems such as disc herniation of spine. Besides occupational pain, we also offer post-operative pain care and chronic pain management helping patients get back to their normal routine and walk them through the path of restoring their lost functionality and mobility.