SYMPTOMS

There are a number of symptoms or reasons for you to need to come see us.  At SOPT and PT4W, our physical therapists will work with you to understand your pain and find the root of the cause.  We understand pain and want to help relieve and manage it.  We also understand that no injury is the same, and everyone has different pains, abilities, and likes.  That is why we will create a treatment plan customized to you and your specific injury.  We will work with you to set goals for yourself on your road to recovery, whether it’s to get back to normal every day activity, gain your strength back, or finally get back to that sport you’ve been missing out on due to pain or injury.  With our custom plan of care and hands-on approach, we will relieve your pain and you will reach your goals!

 
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ARM/ELBOW

The type of pain that someone will typically feel in their arm/elbow commonly affects the bones, joints or muscles in your arm.  The pain can be aggravated by everyday tasks such as exercising, playing sports, manual work, etc.  If you are experiencing any of the following, it may be time to come see us:

  • Muscle weakness

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Sharp pain

  • Stiffness

  • Swelling

The root of your pain can be due to many factors including but not limited to:

Our specialized therapists will thoroughly examine you and your symptoms to determine the root of your pain, and will tailor a rehabilitation program specifically for you and your needs.

 
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SHOULDER

The majority of time, shoulder pain is a result of physical activities such as playing sports, manual labor, or something as simple and repetitive as putting dishes away in a high cabinet.  Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons patients come to see us, as it is the most mobile joint in the body and very frequently used.  If you are experiencing any of the following, it may be time to come see us:

  • Severe ache or pain

  • Constant or lingering pain

  • Pain that gets progressively worse

  • Increased pain with movement

  • Increased difficulty with movement

  • Decreased mobility

Shoulder pain can be due to a number of reasons that include, but are not limited to:

At SOPT and PT4W, we know shoulder pain, and we know that it can really set you back.  Our therapists know how to treat and manage your pain, and will create a personalize treatment plan for you and your needs based on your injury and goals.

 
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WRIST/HAND

Pain in your hands and wrists can make it very difficult to get through the day since we use them for everything, everyday.  The pain may even cause you to stop doing things you love such as gardening, drawing, sewing, etc.  This is something that can develop suddenly or progress slowly over the course of several years.  If you are experiencing any of the following, it may be time to come see us:

  • Weakness

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Swelling

  • Difficulty making a fist

  • Difficulty grasping or holding objects

  • Difficulty rotating your wrist

Hand or wrist pain can be due to a number of reasons that include, but are not limited to:

We know that hand pain can be frustrating at times, and can hinder you from doing what you enjoy.  We want to make sure we approach your injury correctly, which is why we will spend time understanding you and your pain in order to give you a specially tailored treatment plan to relive your pain and increase your quality of life.

 
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HEAD/NECK

Some neck pain can be unbearable, causing you to lose sleep at night, making your work day difficult to get through, and hoping some cold or hot compresses will relieve some pain.  There can be many causes for neck pain such as inflammation, sleeping in a crooked position, or injury. It may be time to come see us if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Sharp or burning pains

  • Dull aching with head or neck movement

  • Decreased mobility in your neck

  • Radiating pain to your face or head

This type of pain can be due to many factors including, but not limited to:

  • Compressed or herniated discs

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Poor posture

  • Spinal narrowing

  • Whiplash

This type of pain can start from neck pain, which then turns into a headache and face pain.   Our therapists are trained to help relieve your pain, and improve your quality of life with a personalized treatment plan.

 
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BACK

Back pain is a pretty common condition we see, and can affect people of all ages.  It is normally a chronic condition, meaning it’s a persisting pain over a long period of time or constantly recurring.  This type of pain can radiate and be felt in the arms and legs as well as the back.  If you’re experiencing any of the following, it may be time to come see us:

  • Extreme discomfort in the upper and/or lower back

  • Muscle spasms

  • Pain while sitting for long periods

  • Pain while standing for long periods

  • Sharp pain in the upper and/or lower back

  • Soreness

  • Stiffness

This type of pain can be caused by a number of factors including, but not limited to:

Back pain can be serious and can limit your everyday activity.  We know how tough it can be to experience this type of pain.  Our therapists will work with you one on one to create a personalized approach using different techniques that work best for your injury and pain levels to start you on your healing journey.

 
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LOWER BACK/BUTTOCK

Pain in this area can be a real ‘pain in the butt’, hindering your normal everyday activity or your ability to move easily.  Pain can arise from simply lying down, sitting, or even just walking to the kitchen.  If you’re experiencing any of the following, it may be time to come see us:

  • Sharp or burning pain

  • Dull pain or aches

  • Lingering pain

  • Pain while sitting or standing

  • Inflammation

  • Back or buttock cramping

Pain in this area can be due to many reasons that include, but are not limited to:

We know how irritating lower back or buttock pain can be, and how it can make it difficult to get through the day.  That is why we are here to help by creating a treatment plan specifically tailored to you and your needs.  We want to make you comfortable and your experience with us a good one.

 
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HIP

One may think that hip pain comes with aging, but it in fact affects people of all ages, especially dancers and athletes.  Just like any other joint, the muscles, tendons, and cartilage can wear down, and the bone itself can break.  It may be time to come see us if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Pain in the buttocks, groin or thigh

  • Limited range of motion

  • Pain in the joint or around the joint

  • Pain while walking or sitting for long periods of time

  • Pain while lying down on that side

  • Pain that causes limping

There are many factors that can cause hip pain that may include, but are not limited to:

This type of pain is not something that can be ignored or will just go away.  That is why our therapists are here to help you relieve your pain so that you can get back to your normal activity pain free.  They will examine your injury and determine the best plan of action tailored to you and your needs.

 
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LEG

Leg pain is a pretty common complaint, and it can be mild or severe.  We use our legs every day, and put in a great amount of work with them, especially if you are an athlete, runner, or work in manual labor.  You may be able to get by some days with mild pain by using cold or hot compresses, but if the pain progressively gets worse, then it may be time to come see us.  You may be experiencing any of the following with your leg pain:

  • Weakness

  • Sharp or severe pain that doesn’t go away

  • Swelling

  • Muscle spasms

  • Bruising

  • Broken blood vessels

Leg pain can be caused by many factors including, but not limited to:

At SOPT and PT4W, we know how to help with your leg pain.  We will work with you one on one to create a personalized rehabilitation program tailored to you, your pain, and your goals.  We want to see you pain free once again.

 
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KNEE

Knee pain is a very common ailment that we see a lot here at SOPT and PT4W.  It affects people of all ages, and will most likely affect everyone at some point.  It is very difficult to get by with knee pain, because it hinders even the simplest activities such as walking, exercising or climbing stairs.  It may be time to come see us if you’re experiencing ant of the following:

  • Stiff, tender or weak knees

  • Pain in the kneecap

  • Pain in or outside the knee joint

  • Swelling in the knee joint

  • Pain in the back of the knee

  • Fluid in the knees

Pain in the knee can be caused by a number of factors including, but not limited to:

We want to help you get back on your feet and back to doing what you love.  That is why we will create a treatment plan based on you and your injury to get you started on your road to recovery.

 

ANKLE

We walk around on our feet every day, putting a load on our ankles.  Pain in the ankle is common, especially in athletes, since it is such a used joint.  A very common cause of pain in the ankle is poorly fitting shoes.  This type of pain can be very vexing and stop you from doing what you love. If you’re experiencing any of the following, it may be time to come see us:

  • Weakness

  • Weight instability

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Burning sensations

Ankle pain can be cause by a number of factors, including but not limited to:

With a thorough examination, our therapists will work with you to create a treatment plan specific to you and your needs. We know how irritable ankle pain can be, and we want to help get you back on your feet!

 
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FOOT

Foot pain can be the worst at times, especially because we are literally always on our feet.  Your quality of life is really hindered when your feet ache or are in pain.  Pain in the foot can range anywhere from mild to severe.  Mild pain can be improved by stretching the foot, or changing your footwear to something more supportive and comfortable.  Severe pain may warrant a trip to the doctor.  If you are experiencing any of the following it may be time to come see us:

  • Swelling

  • Pain in the arch of the foot

  • Pain in the heel or toes

  • Pain while walking or standing

  • Weakness

Foot pain can be caused by many reasons including, but not limited to:

We don’t want to see you miss out living your life the way you want, because your feet are in too much pain.  That is why we will do everything we can to make sure your pain is minimalized, and bring back your quality of live with a personalized treatment plan.  We will work with you to make sure your plan of care is tailored to you and your needs.

 

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