- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Posted on 10-08-2010
When an individual suffers a sprain or strain, the soft tissue elements will commonly heal with fibrous scar tissue, which is less elastic and weaker than healthy tissue, leaving the joint vulnerable to further damage. The trauma to the joint, along with the fibrous scar tissue, can compromise the joints biomechanics. This altered biomechanical integrity can result in a negative sequence of events leading to altered sensory input from the receptors in the joints and muscles. In turn, aberrant sensory input can alter the brain's ability to coordinate muscles; it can also cause inhibition of certain muscle groups. This condition is called reflexogenic weakness.
The typical treatment of rest, ice, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication is not always the best remedy. Physical therapeutic modalities like ultrasound and muscle stimulation can be helpful. However the mechanism controlling the muscular activity needs to be addressed and not merely the site of the tissue damage. Scar tissue, or adhesions, will develop whether you do the right thing or the wrong thing.
There are no comments for this post. Please use the form below to post a comment.
|Monday||9:00 - 1:00||3:00 - 5:30|
|Wednesday||9:00 - 1:00||3:00 - 5:30|
|Friday||9:00 - 2:00||Closed|
|9:00 - 1:00||Closed||9:00 - 1:00||Closed||9:00 - 2:00||Closed||Closed|
|3:00 - 5:30||Closed||3:00 - 5:30||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed|
The man the myth the legend Dr. Jennings.