Injury Education

Tips for Avoiding Thanksgiving Injuries

Thanksgiving is arguably one of the best holidays of the year for three specific reasons: Friends, Football and FOOD! If you are not careful, though, Thanksgiving can turn into one of the most dangerous holidays. Every year people are rushed to the emergency room for a variety of cooking related injuries. The staff at Gresham…

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Running Shoes: Choose Comfort Over Cuteness

All too often, shoes are purchased based on design or brand loyalty. Even if the shoe is not correct for the athlete or sport, they will sacrifice comfort for a product that pleases the eye. This is something we need to overcome and get away from. There are three main types of running shoes on…

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Why do my joints pop (lock & drop it)?

  Have you noticed that as we get older, we tend to do more “popping” and less “locking” and “dropping”? Everyone has experienced that unsettling feeling of hearing Rice Krispies noises when bending down to tie your shoe or the satisfaction of cracking your knuckles after finishing a task, but have you ever wondered what…

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Tips for Improving Comfort When Working from Home

“Improvement Comes from Movement” Whether you kept traditional office hours or now work from home, we are all under more stress as we adapt to change and navigate the unknown. As many individuals are now working from home away from their usual workstations, possibly taking on the additional workload of laid-off coworkers, and adding the…

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Tips From a Hand Therapist

New Parent’s Thumb

  Attention New Parents: Raise your hand if you have wrist and thumb pain while caring for your new baby? Quite common to new parents, deQuervain’s Tenosynovitis is caused by overuse of the thumb tendons at the wrist when you repetitively lift the newborn from the floor, crib, or car seat with your hands under…

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Vertigo

Vertigo: You’re Too Busy to Be This Dizzy!

  Hello, Pain Pals, Hi, I’m Tara, a Physical Therapist at Gresham SportsCare and today we are going to discuss the vestibular system, vertigo, and what physical therapy can do to help patients who experience these room spinning symptoms. What do you feel when you think about the Disney teacup ride? If you’re anything like…

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Sports Hernia – It is Not What You Think

Despite its misleading name, a “Sports Hernia” is not a hernia at all. This painful groin condition is actually called Athletic Pubalgia and is a result of torn abdominal muscles that attach to the pelvis. Traditional Hernia vs. Sports Hernia A traditional hernia (commonly inguinal and umbilical most common) is a result of an internal…

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Ergonomics and Arm Pain: How to arrange your workstation for optimal safety & efficiency

  Ergonomic adjustments to your everyday life can improve & prevent arm pain and other symptoms. Remember that song, “the hip bones connected to the knee bone”? Your body has many interconnecting parts. If one part is not where it should be, it will not be able to do its job to the best of…

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Smartphone Hand Pain: Advice from a Hand Therapist

Whether you’re checking your email, texting family and friends, or connecting on social media, the reality is your phone may seem like an extension of your body. Unfortunately, repetitive use of electronic devices can lead to undesired consequences in your hands and arms. A hand therapist can help you modify how you use your phone…

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Youth Sport Specificity – The Professional Sports Dream

Young Athletes And Physical Therapy “I want my child to do sports and make it to the pro’s someday.” How many parents dream of their child(ren) becoming the next great sports star? As nice as this sounds, it doesn’t come without repercussions. In recent years, we have noticed in physical therapy that we are treating…

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