What Kind of Injuries Can be Treated with Physical Therapy?

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Each year, 37.9 million visits to the emergency room take place as a result of injuries, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Luckily, physical therapy can help you recover, relieve pain, and regain mobility after many inquiries. In this blog, we will look at the various types of injuries that benefit from physical therapy.

Our doctors at BHFS Medical serve patients throughout Carrollton, Denton, Plano, Aubrey, The Colony, Little Elm, and Frisco, TX. A member of our team will meet with you to discuss your injury and look over your medical history. At the consultation, our doctors will work out a physical therapy treatment plan to address the injury or injuries you suffer from.

Soft tissue injuries

Injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons are considered soft tissue injuries that can benefit from physical therapy, in most cases.

  • Muscles: Muscles help the body move and maintain stability. An injury to the fibers of the muscle can quickly impact everyday life.

  • Tendons: Tendons connect the bones to the muscles and are crucial for joint movement. Although tendons are made up of tough collagen, they can still sustain injuries, such as the Achilles tendon, which often falls victim to twists and strains.

  • Ligament: Two strips of tissue connect bones to other bones. Any injury to the ligaments is considered painful, and surgery is usually required to repair the injury, followed by physical therapy to regain use.

Types of soft tissue injuries include:

  • Sprains: A sprain can occur from overstretching the muscles or ligaments.

  • Strain: Overuse or overstretching of tendons or muscles can cause a strain injury.

  • Tears: Overstretching can lead to tears of the muscle, tendons, or ligaments.

Even if surgery is required to fix a tear, physical therapy might still be needed to aid in recovery.

Physical therapy for injuries

At BHFS Medical, our team creates a customized treatment plan to treat injuries and strengthen the body. Our doctors will assess your joints, muscles, and bones to evaluate any injury that you might have. Common forms of physical therapy methods used include:

  • Massage

  • Ice

  • Laser technology

  • Ultrasound technology

  • At-home exercises

Physical therapy treatment frequency can vary from several visits over several weeks or months. The goal is always to strengthen the body, improve function, and assist with mobility to provide an improved quality of life. Many of our four patients have sustained an accident or work/sports-related injuries. Each treatment is customized for pinched nerves, knees, joints, shoulders, and other areas of the body. If you are experiencing limited function or pain, or having a challenging time completing common tasks, we encourage you to reach out to our doctors at BHFS Medical. We serve patients throughout Carrollton, Denton, Plano, Flower Mound, Irving, Little Elm, and Frisco, TX.

Schedule a consultation to discuss physical therapy

If you have suffered an injury, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our doctors at BHFS Medical in Lewisville, TX. A member of our team will evaluate your unique medical circumstances to create a fully customized physical therapy treatment plan.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.