Orthopedic Injuries

Bone and Joint Injury

At Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we have the ability to treat all types of bone and joint injuries. Fractures, ligament and tendon ruptures, torn cartilage and sprains/strains often result in loss of range of motion, muscle weakness and tightness. Exercise, joint mobilization, passive stretching, and balance activities restore full mobility and strength.

Our elite facilities coupled with our highly trained and experienced professional staff are here to assist you. Whether you have had a sports related injury, an injury that has required surgical repair or pain and disability caused by degenerative changes (arthritis), we can help you regain your physical capabilities and independence.

We can help with injuries pertaining to the entire musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • ligaments and tendons
  • joints
  • connective tissue

We have rehabilitation programs for all musculoskeletal injuries, including:

  • post and pre-operative orthopedic surgery rehabilitation
  • Automobile accident rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for chronic injury
  • Rehabilitation for acute injury
  • Workplace injuries

Strains and Sprains

Sprains and strains are injuries that occur to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The extent of injury can range from mild to severe and the resulting pain and disability affects daily function. Patients are often frustrated, because their injuries usually cannot be observed by x-ray exams.

However, like fractures, the pain and disability of soft-tissue injuries can be just as bad or worse. Because this type of injury is sometimes more difficult to pinpoint, it can also be harder to treat. Ice and electric stimulation reduces acute inflammation and pain. Heat, ultrasound, and whirlpool promote circulation and healing. Exercise is introduced when appropriate to regain range of motion, flexibility, strength, and balance and return patients to full pre injury activities.

Hand and Wrist Injuries

Sprains, fractures, tendon lacerations, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and amputations are common wrist, hand and finger injuries. Splints are used to maintain proper joint alignment and allow healing. Modalities including ice, heat, whirlpool, paraffin bath and Graston Technique assist in reducing edema and promoting healing.

 

Exercise restores range of motion and strength which allows return to previous functional activities. The therapists at Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine treat and successfully rehabilitate all types of hand injuries and conditions.

 

At Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, our staff of experienced professionals has the expertise to evaluate and appropriately treat these types of injuries allowing the patient to get well again—fast. Call us today to schedule an evaluation within 24-48 hours!