Joint Pain & Injuries

Orthopedic injuries and pain include any injury, pain, or dysfunction in any of the many joints of the body.

Joint pain can come from many sources and develop for a variety of reasons, and we can help determine if your symptoms are appropriate for treatment by a physical therapist, or whether you need other medical care.

Some of the conditions we treat are included in the following (call and ask if you want to know if you might benefit from physical therapy at Langford, even if your condition isn't listed below)...

 

Neck & Back

Neck and back problems may include any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Stiffness or difficulty changing positions
  • Painful movements of the neck, upper back or low back
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Arm or leg weakness
  • Headaches
  • Tight muscles in the neck or back
  • Pain when coughing, sneezing or reaching

Common neck and back problems we treat include...

  • Stenosis
  • Nerve impingement/entrapment
  • Osteoarthritis of the neck/back
  • Degenerative disk disease or bulging disks
  • Sciatica
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Shoulder

Shoulder problems can include the following signs and symptoms...

  • Stiffness of the shoulder or difficulty moving the shoulder
  • Painful movements of the shoulder or upper back
  • Numbness or tingling in the arm or shoulder or hand
  • A feeling of instability or "loose" joint
  • Weakness or inability to move your arm a certain way

Shoulder problems we commonly see include the following...

  • Impingement
  • Dislocation
  • AC joint separation
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonopathy or tear
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Elbow, Wrist & Hand

Some common signs and symptoms of elbow, wrist or hand problems include...

  • Tingling or numbness in the wrist or hand
  • Hand weakness or lack of control for fine motor tasks
  • Pain in the elbow, wrist or hand
  • Stiffness in the elbow, wrist or hand
  • Tight or painful muscles in the forearm or hand

Some common elbow, wrist and hand problems we see include...

  • Dislocations of the elbow
  • Wrist fractures
  • Wrist instability
  • Finger, wrist and thumb arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rock climbing injuries of the fingers (pulleys, tendonitis)
  • Elbow tendonitis (golfer's or tennis elbow, climbing overuse injuries)
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Hip

Problems in the hip often include any of the following signs and symptoms...

  • Stiffness in the hip or inability to sit in certain positions
  • Pain in the buttock, groin or leg
  • Painful or tight muscles in the buttock, groin, or leg
  • Difficulty walking or going up or down stairs

Some common conditions of the hip that we see here at Langford include...

  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Labral tears
  • Hip impingement
  • Snapping hip
  • Strained/pulled muscles of the thigh and hip
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Knee

Knee problems can include the following signs and symptoms...

  • Stiffness in the knee or inability to sit in certain positions
  • Pain in the knee or lower leg
  • A feeling of instability or collapsing
  • Difficulty walking or going up or down stairs

Some common conditions of the knee that we treat include...

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage tears
  • Fractures of the bones around the knee joint
  • Knee replacement
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Ankle & Foot

Problems in the ankle and foot can include any of the following signs and symptoms...

  • Stiffness in the ankle, foot or toes
  • Difficulty walking
  • Pain in the ankle, foot or toes
  • Frequent collapses or ankle sprains
  • Differences in the way the foot moves (flat or high arches)
  • Differences in the way the toes look

Some common conditions of the ankle and foot that we treat include...

  • Ankle sprains and fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot fractures and stress fractures
  • Bunions (big toe deformities)
  • Heel spurs

All of our physical therapists work with orthopedic injuries and joint pain, although some of us specialize in certain areas of the body.  Read more about our therapists, or call our office to see if a specific therapist is better for your injury or symptoms.