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Conditions

Below is a list of some of the most common conditions we treat. This is not an all-inclusive. Please call if you have the “strangest thing ever” and one of our therapists will be happy to answer any questions you have on whether or not we can help with your physical ailment. At CC’s, we treat acute to chronic, simple to complex, bumps in the road to complete train wreck status. This is where you need to be.

Chronic Conditions

Gender Specific

General Orthopedics

Post Operative Conditions

Cranial Health Symptoms

Spine Care

Sports Medicine

Lymphedema & Lipedema

Chronic Conditions

Fibromyalgia

Although the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, it is thought to be due to changes in how the nervous system processes pain. Fibromyalgia can be triggered by surgery, trauma, infection, arthritis, major emotional stress, or may develop gradually over time. Common symptoms include tender points, headaches, muscle stiffness, depression, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping, among many others. Physical therapy can help with controlling the symptoms through education, aerobic exercise, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

Frozen Shoulder

Thyroid conditions, and heart attacks are just a few of the conditions that can lead to frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, occurs when the joint capsule around the shoulder becomes thickened and contracts/shrinks. This causes the shoulder joint to not move as easily and gradually more and more motion is lost until the shoulder becomes “frozen”. Immobilization after surgery or injury, rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, diabetes, thyroid conditions, and heart attacks are among conditions that can lead to frozen shoulder.

Headaches/Migraines

There are many different kinds of headaches including tension, migraine, cervicogenic, and cluster headaches for example. The most common type of headaches can be caused by poor posture, stress, muscle tightness, or neck injury. A PT can help determine what type of headache you are experiencing and what would be the best treatment to help alleviate symptoms.

Injuries as a Result of a MVA

Too often after a fender bender we assume, if the emergency room or operating room were not needed after the accident, I must be fine. Often times, though, this might not be the case. Impact from any form of MVA traumatizes the body in a way that may not be obvious in the beginning but will slowly take shape over weeks, months, or even years.  Small changes in your soft tissue after your accidents can have a long term effect on your mobility and possibly lead to chronic pain. We will ensure alignment is in order, range of motion is restored, and pain is minimized. CC’s will allow you to return to your normal life without the long lasting effects from your accident.

Scar Tissue & Adhesions

Chronic pain, chronic inflammation, and multiple surgeries: they all have one thing in common.  Their aftermath leads to tissue adhesions and scar tissue.  Did you know scar tissue is simply your “normal” tissue laid down in a disorganized fashion?  That’s right.  Your tissue just needs to be “reorganized”.  Your team of therapists at CC’s are trained in creating a controlled inflammatory process to get this process started releasing the underlying tissues from restrictions to aid in full joint mobility.

Whiplash

A car accident, fall, or any sudden, abnormal movement of the head or neck can cause whiplash to occur in the cervical spine. As a result of your initial injury, the neck muscles become very rigid to help protect your head and neck from further injury. Afterward, these muscles will frequently remain rigid and will not relax on their own. This condition can result in a very stiff, painful neck with constant aching pain.

Gender Specific

Abdominal Pain Associated with Endometriosis
Chronic Constipation, Bowel Frequency, or Pain with Bowel Movements

Proper bowel function is absolutely vital to the health of our bodies. The musculoskeletal system can play an intricate role in proper bowel function; it involves many components including muscle function, muscle coordination, behavioral techniques, and numerous other mechanisms. Whether you go too often or not enough, the long term complications of improper bowel function can lead to more profound conditions later in life so it’s important to address these issues now, not later

Coccygodynia

If you have it, you know it. Coccygodynia is a painful condition that is usually elicited by some form of direct trauma to the tailbone (coccyx) that is positioned at the bottom of your spine. With this “bone pain” comes soft tissue involvement of all adjacent structures which usually are the real source of your pain in your butt. With this “bone pain” comes soft tissue involvement of all adjacent structures which can be the underlying source of your pain.

Dysmennorhea
Implications to Osteoporosis
Pelvic Pain
Pregnancy Related Low Back and Pelvic Pains

Yes we are aware of the ideas and beliefs that pregnant women are supposed to hurt because of the weight gain and postural changes associated with pregnancy, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. We apply skilled physical therapy techniques to treat musculoskeletal disorders common to expecting mothers including, but not limited to, low back pain, excessive postural abnormalities, sciatic nerve pain, upper extremity pain, numbness, or tingling, as well as fitting of external support devices when needed for additional comfort measures

Status Post Mastectomy
Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

More than one out of three people suffer from the involuntary loss of urine, fecal matter, or gas at some time in their life. It is a condition that can arise at any time in a person’s life including after child bearing and delivery, during or after menopause, or post-prostatectomy, that can drastically affect the quality of life of those experiencing it. Physical therapy is a conservative approach that has proven to be an effective line of defense in the treatment of incontinence.

Urinary Urgency, Increased Frequency, and Nocturia (Urinating at Night)

Over activity of bladder function is a common disorder seen amongst men and women of all ages. Nocturia is defined as voiding in the night and is generally not typical before the age of 65. After the age of 65, voiding one time per night can be considered normal. The causes of the symptoms of increased frequency with or without urgency are very widespread and often multi-faceted. One thing is for certain, when you urinate more frequently than normal, the quality of your life is drastically affected.

General Orthopedics

Abdominal Surgery

Any surgical intervention on the abdomen or surrounding structures can cause restriction and scar tissue around the organs and muscles in the abdomen. PT can help to reduce and release these adhesions and restrictions to allow better functioning of the internal organs, decrease pain, and improve abdominal muscle activation.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis usually presents itself as pain on the back of the lower leg, just above the heel, where the calf muscles attach to the heel bone. Swelling and pain close to the heel can oftentimes be sharp or debilitating. Increased tightness in the calves, unsupportive footwear, running, jumping, or a quick increase in volume or intensity of training can all irritate the Achilles and surrounding tissues

Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel
Coccygodynia

If you have it, you know it. Coccygodynia is a painful condition that is usually elicited by some form of direct trauma to the tailbone (coccyx) that is positioned at the bottom of your spine. With this “bone pain” comes soft tissue involvement of all adjacent structures which usually are the real source of your pain in your butt.

Frozen Shoulder

Thyroid conditions, and heart attacks are just a few of the conditions that can lead to frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, occurs when the joint capsule around the shoulder becomes thickened and contracts/shrinks. This causes the shoulder joint to not move as easily and gradually more and more motion is lost until the shoulder becomes “frozen”. Immobilization after surgery or injury, rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, diabetes, thyroid conditions, and heart attacks are among conditions that can lead to frozen shoulder.

Golfers Elbow

“Golfers elbow” or medial epicondylitis is irritation and inflammation in the tendons of the muscles that flex your wrist and hand. Despite its name, it doesn’t only occur in golfers, but anyone that uses their hand or wrist for heavy or repetitive movements. It can cause pain on the inside of your elbow, tingling into your pinky or ring finger, or decrease in grip strength.

Impingement

Shoulder impingement can occur when the tendons of the rotator cuff get pinched between the upper arm bone (humerus) and the front of the shoulder blade. Overhead throwing, repetitive shoulder actions, poor posture, or working with the arms over head can lead to impingement. Symptoms can include pain on the front of the shoulder, pain on the outside of the upper arm, difficulty reaching overhead, and a “catching” sensation with raising or lowering the arm.

IT Band Syndrome

The iliotibial band, or IT band, is a tendon on the outer leg that runs from your hip to below the knee. When this tendon becomes inflamed, it creates a feeling of burning or stabbing on the side of the knee or outer thigh. Running habits, muscle imbalance, tightness in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, and instability at the knee can all contribute to IT band syndrome.

Osgood-Schlatter’s

Commonly occurring in rapidly growing, young active teenagers and pre-teens, Osgood-Schlatter’s is usually felt as pain and swelling 2-3 finger widths below the kneecap. It is usually the result of over doing an activity and placing too much stress on growing bones. Lots of running, jumping, and quick stopping can make Osgood-Schlatter’s worse. Routine stretching of the quadriceps muscles and proper training schedules can help ease this pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis presents as pain in the arch of your foot or your heel, but the root of the problem typically lies in tight and weakened muscles in the foot and calf. Restoring function to those muscles, as well as breaking up scar tissues/restrictions and increasing strength, will help take pressure off of the heel and prevent recurrence. You can have a gradual onset of dull and intermittent pain, that may progress to sharp, continuous pain. The pain is typically present with the first steps out of bed, or after standing after periods of rest during the day. Overuse, overtraining, running, jumping, or improper footwear are common causes of plantar fasciitis.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a pinching or compression on the sciatic nerve and can be caused by disc herniation (bulge), spinal stenosis (narrowing), joint positioning, or tightness in muscles/ligaments in the back or leg. Pain can present in the low back, back of the hip, or down the back of the thigh into the lower leg.

Tennis Elbow

“Tennis elbow” or lateral epicondylitis is caused by irritation and inflammation in the tendons of the muscles that extend your wrist and hand. Not only tennis players get this condition, but anyone that does repetitive motions with their wrist or hand. This condition can make turning a door knob, holding a coffee cup, or opening a bottle very difficult and painful

Gait Abnormalities

The biomechanics expert in every PT develops the love of people watching and identifying all those signature walks that so many people display. Gait mechanics display endless joint dysfunctions after just a few steps at a slow pace. We can identify weaknesses, tightnesses, assymmetries and other abnormalities and treat them to transition your body into a healthy way of performing this necessary task thus reducing risk of further injuries.

Post Operative Conditions

Physical therapy may be indicated prior to surgery to maximize joint motion and increase overall strength that will assist you in a speedy recovery after surgery. Post-operatively, you will be seen by at PT as soon as indicated by your surgeon, typically within a week or two. Treatments will focus on minimizing the adverse effects of the surgery such as pain and swelling, as well as restoring normal movement, strength, and function. Some of the common post-surgical diagnoses treated in our clinic are listed below.

It is your right as a patient to receive post-operative rehabilitation from your choice of physical therapist and practice location.  Treatments will focus on minimizing the adverse effects of the surgery such as pain and swelling, as well as restoring normal movement, strength, and function. If your surgeon provides you with instructions, exercises, or a treatment protocol, please bring this with on your first visit as well as an operative report

Abdominal Surgery

Any surgical intervention on the abdomen or surrounding structures can cause restriction and scar tissue around the organs and muscles in the abdomen. PT can help to reduce and release these adhesions and restrictions to allow better functioning of the internal organs, decrease pain, and improve abdominal muscle activation.

Bone Fracture

These surgeries are abbreviated as ORIF (open reduction, internal fixation) and usually involve placement of screws, plates, or a metal rod to stabilize the break in the bone.

Elbow Surgery

Elbow ligament reconstruction, Tommy John surgery, etc

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Ankle fusion, Achilles tendon repair, ankle arthroscopy (scope)

Hip Surgery

Labral repair, CAM lesion repair, hip arthroscopy (scope)

Knee Surgery

ACL/MCL/LCL/PCL repair or reconstruction, meniscus repair or removal, knee arthroscopy (scope)

Shoulder Surgery

Rotator cuff repair, Bankart or SLAP (labrum) repair, shoulder arthroscopy (scope), AC joint reconstruction, capsular tightening

Spine and Disc Surgery

Spine surgeries include laminectomy, spinal fusion, discectomy, arthrodesis etc. Rehab after spine surgery will incorporate strengthening the core muscles of the trunk to stabilize the spine and prevent further re-injury or complications with the back or neck.

Total Joint Replacement

Total knee, total hip, total shoulder, partial knee, reverse total shoulder, etc. Total joint replacement involves removing the worn surfaces of a joint and replacing them with new metal surfaces.

Wrist and Hand Surgery

Carpal tunnel release, tendon repair, etc

Cranial Health Symptoms

Decreased Balance

A fall can be one of the most devastating consequences of decreased balance and proprioception in everyone especially with our elderly population. A fall can result in fractures, sprains, strains, and pains with resultant decreased quality of life and often times, decrease the person’s ability to live independently. Skilled PT can reduce this risk through specialized one on one treatment to restore posture, strength, and proprioception at any age and extend the patient’s independent life.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Too often after a fender bender of any magnitude we assume, if it didn’t take me to the emergency room and operating room, I must be fine. WRONG!  Impact from any form of motor vehicle accident (MVA) traumatizes the body in a way that may not be obvious in the beginning but will slowly take shape over months, years, decades.  Tiny changes in the make up of your soft tissue after your crash will eventually haunt you….all of you.  Assessment after any kind of MVA can be very beneficial and help you dodge long term issues or chronic pain.  If you didn’t put the pieces together sooner and are realizing now, 10 years after jamming to TUPAC on your cassette player, losing control of your car, and hitting the light pole, that something bigger may have been wrong with your body all this time and is now causing severe stiffness, headaches, pains, aches, whatever, we can help.

Whiplash

A car accident, fall, or any sudden, abnormal movement of the head or neck can cause whiplash to occur in the cervical spine. As a result of your initial injury, the neck muscles become very rigid to help protect your head and neck from further injury. Afterward, these muscles will frequently remain rigid and will not relax on their own. This condition can result in a very stiff, painful neck with constant aching pain.

Concussions

Concussion is an injury to the brain caused either by a direct blow to the head or a hit to the body that causes the head and neck to jolt back and forth quickly. Post concussion symptoms that can be addressed with physical therapy include neck pain, headaches, vestibular/balance issues, visual issues, motion sensitivity, exertion intolerance, changes in sleep, poor concentration, and mood changes. Your physical therapist will perform an extensive examination of your neurological, orthopedic, and cardiovascular systems to determine how to best address your individual needs using manual therapy, graded exercise, graded exposure, vestibular retraining, and/or oculomotor retraining to assist you in returning to work, school, or sport symptom free.  

Headaches/Migraines

There are many different kinds of headaches including tension, migraine, cervicogenic, and cluster headaches for example. The most common type of headaches can be caused by poor posture, stress, muscle tightness, or neck injury. A PT can help determine what type of headache you are experiencing and what would be the best treatment to help alleviate symptoms.

TMJ

Snap Crackle pop! Can I please just bite into this steak without feeling like i need to ice my face down later? Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) tends to be a problem for so many people and it is left untreated for so long. Of course, you can avoid those oh so tough and chewy foods but who wants to do that? Instead let’s fix the TMJ dysfunction through manual treatment and get your joints working properly to once again be able to enjoy those foods on the naughty list.

Vertigo

Bed spins, not self induced, is often caused by a treatable condition called Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is commonly idiopathic in nature and does not necessarily require a trip to the ER which is where most people feel they belong the first time they experience it. Instead, step into our office and with specific assessment you can be symptom free after a short treatment regime.

Spine Care

Coccygodynia

If you have it, you know it. Coccygodynia is a painful condition that is usually elicited by some form of direct trauma to the tailbone (coccyx) that is positioned at the bottom of your spine. With this “bone pain” comes soft tissue involvement of all adjacent structures which usually are the real source of your pain in your butt. With this “bone pain” comes soft tissue involvement of all adjacent structures which can be the underlying source of your pain.

DDD/DJD

Degenerative disc disease is “wearing out” of the discs between the bones of the spine. It is a common cause of low back pain in the adult population and can be caused by normal, age-related wear and tear changes, or previous spinal injuries. Degeneration of the disc can lead to bone spurs, disc bulge or rupture, or spinal cord/nerve compression in the back or neck. Pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, or weakness can all accompany DDD. Degenerative joint disease is when the same concept occurs in other joints of the body, such as the knee, shoulder, or hip. The loss of the articular cartilage between the bones of the joint can cause abnormal stress on the bones and damage the tissue. Severe cases of DJD require total joint replacement to abolish symptoms. PT interventions can help to modify activity and slow progress of DDD and DJD.

Headaches/Migraines

There are many different kinds of headaches including tension, migraine, cervicogenic, and cluster headaches for example. The most common type of headaches can be caused by poor posture, stress, muscle tightness, or neck injury. A PT can help determine what type of headache you are experiencing and what would be the best treatment to help alleviate symptoms.

Injuries as a Result of a MVA

Too often after a fender bender we assume, if the emergency room or operating room were not needed after the accident, I must be fine. Often times, though, this might not be the case. Impact from any form of MVA traumatizes the body in a way that may not be obvious in the beginning but will slowly take shape over weeks, months, or even years.  Small changes in your soft tissue after your accidents can have a long term effect on your mobility and possibly lead to chronic pain. We will ensure alignment is in order, range of motion is restored, and pain is minimized. CC’s will allow you to return to your normal life without the long lasting effects from your accident.

Neck/Back Pain

Tenderness or pain in the back or neck region.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a pinching or compression on the sciatic nerve and can be caused by disc herniation (bulge), spinal stenosis (narrowing), joint positioning, or tightness in muscles/ligaments in the back or leg. Pain can present in the low back, back of the hip, or down the back of the thigh into the lower leg.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a change in the normal shape of the spine, causing the spine to lean to one side and rotate, altering the trunk alignment and posture. These changes can alter the person’s movement patterns, causing irritation and pain. Muscles around the spine can become imbalanced, leading to loss of strength and flexibility.

Sports Medicine

Achilles Pain/Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis usually presents itself as pain on the back of the lower leg, just above the heel, where the calf muscles attach to the heel bone. Swelling and pain close to the heel can oftentimes be sharp or debilitating. Increased tightness in the calves, unsupportive footwear, running, jumping, or a quick increase in volume or intensity of training can all irritate the Achilles and surrounding tissues

Golfers Elbow

“Golfers elbow” or medial epicondylitis is irritation and inflammation in the tendons of the muscles that flex your wrist and hand. Despite its name, it doesn’t only occur in golfers, but anyone that uses their hand or wrist for heavy or repetitive movements. It can cause pain on the inside of your elbow, tingling into your pinky or ring finger, or decrease in grip strength.

Groin “Pull”

Strains or “pulls” in the groin involve the adductor muscles that run down the inner thigh, from the pelvis to the knee. These muscles are used a lot during sprinting, kicking a ball, hurdling, and many other sports. A small rupture or tear in these muscles can cause sudden, sharp groin pain, bruising or swelling, difficulty squeezing the legs together, or even walking.

IT Band Syndrome

The iliotibial band, or IT band, is a tendon on the outer leg that runs from your hip to below the knee. When this tendon becomes inflamed, it creates a feeling of burning or stabbing on the side of the knee or outer thigh. Running habits, muscle imbalance, tightness in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, and instability at the knee can all contribute to IT band syndrome.

Joint Sprains

Sprains occur when the ligaments that support a joint are stretched or some of the fibers of that ligament are torn. Twisting, falling, or getting hit can all cause a sprain, and it can occur at any joint. Sprains may cause pain, swelling, and bruising, as well as limited range of motion and weakness.

Muscle Strains

Strains involve a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. A tendon is what attaches the muscle to the bone. Strains can occur suddenly when a muscle is stretched too far or too quickly, or develop over time from prolonged, repetitive movement of a muscle. This usually involves pain, limited mobility, swelling, and muscle spasm/guarding. Many times sprains can happen due to muscle imbalance or weakness in other areas of the body.

Osgood-Schlatter’s

Commonly occurring in rapidly growing, young active teenagers and pre-teens, Osgood-Schlatter’s is usually felt as pain and swelling 2-3 finger widths below the kneecap. It is usually the result of over doing an activity and placing too much stress on growing bones. Lots of running, jumping, and quick stopping can make Osgood-Schlatter’s worse. Routine stretching of the quadriceps muscles and proper training schedules can help ease this pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis presents as pain in the arch of your foot or your heel, but the root of the problem typically lies in tight and weakened muscles in the foot and calf. Restoring function to those muscles, as well as breaking up scar tissues/restrictions and increasing strength, will help take pressure off of the heel and prevent recurrence. You can have a gradual onset of dull and intermittent pain, that may progress to sharp, continuous pain. The pain is typically present with the first steps out of bed, or after standing after periods of rest during the day. Overuse, overtraining, running, jumping, or improper footwear are common causes of plantar fasciitis.

Quad Contusion

The quadriceps are the 4 big muscles on the front of the thigh, and a direct blow to the thigh from another person or object can cause a contusion. A contusion is basically a deep muscle or bone bruise and can affect muscle flexibility and strength until the contusion heals.  Breaking up the bruise and encouraging healing in the muscle can improve mobility and speed up return to sport.

Runners Knee or Patellofemoral Syndrome

Runners knee, or patellofemoral syndrome, can present as a constant ache or pain just below the kneecap and usually worsens with increased intensity of exercise. This can be due to tightness in muscles on the inside or outside of the thigh, muscle imbalance in the legs, or flat feet. Patellofemoral pain worsens with repetitive bending of the knee, going up and down stairs, or sitting for a long time.

Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement can occur when the tendons of the rotator cuff get pinched between the upper arm bone (humerus) and the front of the shoulder blade. Overhead throwing, repetitive shoulder actions, poor posture, or working with the arms overhead can lead to impingement. Symptoms can include pain on the front of the shoulder, pain on the outside of the upper arm, difficulty reaching overhead, and a “catching” sensation with raising or lowering the arm.

Shin Splints

Shin splints commonly occur after a sports season starts, or a sudden increase in physical activity status or intensity. They present as pain on the front of the shin and are usually caused by increased stress on the lower leg without proper increase in training or warm up.

Shoulder Dislocation/Separation

Shoulder dislocation occurs when the upper arm bone (humerus) comes out of the “socket”. This commonly occurs with contact with the arm when the arm is away from the body in an outward rotation position, or with a direct blow to the back of the shoulder. There is immediate pain in the shoulder area, and trying to move the arm while it is dislocated will increase the pain. After it is relocated, proper strengthening and stabilization of the shoulder and surrounding tissues is necessary to prevent recurrence. A shoulder separation happens when the ligaments that connect the collar bone (clavicle) to the shoulder blade (scapula) are injured or torn. A direct blow to the outside of the shoulder or overstressing the joint with heavy weight lifting can cause a separation leading to pain and swelling on the top of the shoulder. Pushing, pulling, reaching overhead, or reaching across the body will be painful.

Stiffness

Broad topic – we know. Overuse, repetitive motion, compensation, or abnormal postures can lead to generalized stiffness in various parts of the body. Stiffness can cause pain in muscles or joints, limit range of motion, pinch on nerves causing pain, or cause dysfunction leading to abnormal body movements. Addressing stiffness in joints can improve mobility and allow the body to move in more natural and functional motions.

Tennis Elbow

“Tennis elbow” or lateral epicondylitis is caused by irritation and inflammation in the tendons of the muscles that extend your wrist and hand. Not only tennis players get this condition, but anyone that does repetitive motions with their wrist or hand. This condition can make turning a door knob, holding a coffee cup, or opening a bottle very difficult and painful

Lymphedema & Lipedema

Your lymphatic system has one job: to collect excess fluid, proteins and toxins from your cells and tissues and return them to your bloodstream. If this system becomes faulty and is not functioning well, the result is swelling of the affected area such as your legs, arms, breast or even genital region.  Lymphedema can occur from cancer diagnosis/treatment, surgeries, trauma, or secondary from a condition called lipedema.  Symptoms of lymphedema may be mild, causing minor swelling and discomfort or may be severe that also causes significant swelling which may be painful, and even cause issues such as infections and wounds that can affect your ability to complete day to day tasks.

Treatment for these conditions consists of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), intermittent pneumatic compression pump and multi-layered bandaging.  At the end of your treatment, compression garments are then recommended for long term management of edema.  These can be measured for you right in the clinic that are made to fit you specifically for improved comfort and wear.  

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is swelling in either one arm or leg, but can sometimes occur in both arms or legs. It can affect hands/feet, chest, back, neck, face, abdomen, and even genitals. It usually occurs due to malformations to the lymphatic system (primary lymphedema) or there has been some kind of damage to the lymphatic system (secondary lymphedema). Primary lymphedema is not as common and usually occurs at birth or develops later on in life. Secondary lymphedema is more common and is usually seen after surgical procedures such as mastectomies, lumpectomies with lymph node removal or following radiation. It also can occur after some kind of trauma such as joint replacements, surgeries, accidents, or after having a severe infection. Lymphedema can also occur with conditions such as vascular insufficiency where there is a problem with the circulatory system or even kidney or liver diseases. Symptoms of lymphedema include: swelling of the area involved, feeling of tightness or heaviness, limited range of motion, aching or discomfort, recurring infections, and fibrosis or changes to your skin.More information to come!

Lipedema

Lipedema is a chronic condition that is considered to be a fatty tissue disorder that causes symmetrical buildup of fatty tissue in the arms, legs, buttocks, and trunk region. This is a very common condition but is underdiagnosed and not recognized very often by the medical community. Often people are told to diet and exercise which does not directly the problem. Lipedema causes pain, swelling, burning, easy bruising, fatigue and often people report it feeling like their legs may feel like tree trunks. Often times one may get fatigued just walking up and down the steps. It may also be accompanied by a texture of feeling like rice or peas underneath the surface of the skin when touched (noticed more on the thighs or buttocks). It most commonly effects females and is often noted with some kind of hormonal changes that may initially bring the symptoms on. Lipedema usually affects both sides rather than just one arm or leg. It is very treatable with very good end results noted in patients that undergo treatment of this condition.

No Referral Required

Most insurance companies do not require a referral, however, our gifted team of office administrators will call to verify your insurance benefits prior to your appointment as a courtesy to you. This way there are no surprises to you with billing, or out-of-pocket costs, and you can focus more on getting the care you need.
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