• What Is Fibromyalgia?

    My Shoulder Hurts!

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread muscle pain and fatigue. If you have fibromyalgia, your physical medicine specialist has likely tested your tender points for pain reactions. These tender points are areas on the body, such as the neck, arms, and legs, which become painful when pressure is applied. In addition to pain, you may have other symptoms such as problems sleeping, painful menstruation, and numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. Patients have also reported experiencing headaches, morning stiffness, and brain fogginess.

    The causes of fibromyalgia are not well understood. Physical medicine specialists believe that the condition may be triggered by certain events, such as an illness, significant stress, or repetitive injuries. For successful management of fibromyalgia symptoms, it’s advisable to build a team of professionals. For example, you might benefit from working with a physical therapist, acupuncturist, physician, and other professionals.

    At Manhattan Total Health, fibromyalgia is just one of the many conditions our physical medicine specialists have extensive experience treating. Call (212) 832-9127 to schedule an appointment with one of our three convenient locations in NYC.

  • How to Avoid Sports Injuries

    Playing sports is a great way to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, it can also lead to injuries. You can prevent sports injuries by warming up properly before each workout. Strive for a warm-up of at least 10 minutes of light cardiovascular exercise, such as walking and then lightly jogging. Remember to stretch before and after your workout to maintain your flexibility. Ballistic stretching, which includes light motions, is generally recommended over static stretching.

    For more helpful tips on avoiding sports injuries, watch this video. This physical therapist explains the types of sports injuries she sees most often and discusses why it’s critical to avoid prematurely returning to your sports activity if you’ve been injured.

    At Manhattan Total Health, our physical therapists work closely with our medical doctors to ensure your treatment program is best suited to your needs. Residents of the NYC area can call our physical medicine facility at (212) 832-9127 or explore our website to learn more about our services .