30Apr, 2017

Opioid Usage and Physical Therapy

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The sale of prescription opioids like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, Methodone and Percocet are rapidly increasing as a way to manage pain. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they have quadrupled in the United States. The opioid usage is now become an epidemic and as of March 2016, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines. Opioid usage is recommended for certain cases including cancer treatment, end of life care, palliative are and some acute care situations but only if properly dosed. There are risks associated with inappropriately […]

31Mar, 2017

Trigger Point Dry Needling, an Effective Treatment Reducing Soreness and More

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Trigger Point Dry Needling (TrP-DN) is an effective treatment that reduces soreness and tenderness which are associated with trigger points, which are hyperirritable spots in a muscle. This technique is a specialized technique and is creating a buzz in the physical therapy world. At Oklahoma Physical Therapy, our therapists effectively treat patients with face, neck, lower back, shoulders, arms, feet and hands utilizing TrP-DN. What is Dry Needling? It is an invasive procedure to desensitize and deactivate trigger points by using an acupuncture needle. A small, disposable yet sterile solid […]

28Feb, 2017

Experiencing Heel Pain? Plantar Fasciitis Might be the Cause.

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One of the most common causes of heel pain today is plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis). As many as 2 million Americans per year experience Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis creates a pain that feels like someone is stabbing your heel as the inflammation of a thick band of tissue runs across the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia). Most people experience a stabbing pain, at the heel or along the arch and ball of the foot, first thing in the morning but as […]

31Jan, 2017

Taking Care of Your Achilles Tendon

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The Achilles tendon, the largest tendon, is one of the most common tendons to rupture. This tendon stretches from your calf muscles all the way to the bones of the heel. The Achilles tendon is frequently injured and in most cases it is mild and just feels like a burning sensation/pain or stiff; however approximately 30,000 people in the United States aging from 30 to 49 experience severe injury meaning the tendon is torn or ruptured. There are many different type of treatment for the Achilles tendon injury. Physical Therapy […]

30Dec, 2016

Oklahoma Physical Therapy Offers Spinal Therapy

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Do you have long lasting back pain? Do you spend most of your day trying to relieve the pain in your bank? Have you considered Spinal Decompression? At Oklahoma Physical Therapy we offer spinal therapy. There are two types of spinal decompression; surgical and nonsurgical. Nonsurgical decompression is often used to treat the following ailments Back or Neck Pain Sciatica-pain, tingling or weakness that is felt from the back to the leg Herniated or bulging disks Injured spinal nerve damage Posterior Facet Syndrome-worn spinal joints At Oklahoma Physical Therapy we […]