If your wrist pain is severe or isn’t getting better, please seek care! Physical therapists (like me!) are specifically trained to improve joint mobility and to improve the movement and balance in your body, and are a great place to start for wrist and hand pain.
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About Melissa Luety
Melissa Luety received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in Journalism and Fine Arts and her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to earning her DPT, Melissa spent eight years as a graphic designer and art director before changing career paths to follow her true passion. A lifelong athlete, Melissa is an avid runner who finds balance through her yoga practice. She values the hands-on treatment she can provide as a manual physical therapist and enjoys helping everyone from weekend warriors to competitive athletes perform their best.
The glutes and core are your keystone of running stability. They support the back, provide power, speed, and endurance, and decrease stress at the joints of the lower body.
Studies have shown that weakness in the hips have a direct corrrelation with knee pain, shin pain, hip pain, ankle pain, and low back pain. Restrictions in the hips can even be responsible for shoulder and elbow pain!
Low back pain can come from a wide variety of places, including muscle strains and overuse, poor posture, poor sitting or sleeping surfaces, compensation for weakness or stiffness, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and disk degeneration or herniation. Oftentimes it’s some combination of all of the above.
The Chicago Marathon this weekend is shaping up to be a prime candidate for heat illness, with temperatures predicted to soar to 77 degrees. With temperatures being cool for many weeks recently, athletes may not be acclimatized to such warm weather, increasing chances of dehydration and worse.
The shoulder is a joint designed for mobility, with more degrees of freedom than any other joint in the body. But excessive mobility can lead to shoulder instability, subluxation, or dislocation, with peak incidences of injury occurring in athletes in their 20s.
Shoulder pain is an unfortunately common condition that brings patients of all ages to physical therapy. Athletes, new moms, industrial workers, retirees — all of these patients have landed in our clinics.
As I mentioned in my last post, this fall, if you see me at the West Loop clinic, I’ll be your fellow patient — as of today I am just shy of 6 weeks post-op from arthroscopic labral repair, femoral osteochondroplasty, acetabular rim trim, and capsular plication.
To the average football fan, a muscle strain might not mean much so here’s a guide to what you should know about muscle strains for your own health and the health of your fantasy team.
The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that rookie slugger Kyle Schwarber is out for 3-5 days with a "mild rib cage strain. "What is there to strain in there anyway?