Why Physical Therapy Trumps All


No one wants to be in pain. Many try whatever methods possible to alleviate this uncomfortable sensation as soon as they can. Unfortunately, most head to the medicine cabinet to look for a solution to their problem. However, there are better options available. Physical therapy is one of the best ways to combat pain.

Rather than masking the feelings of discomfort, therapy works to put the body in a better state. Forget painkillers that work for a season, therapy can help address the issue at its core. Putting an end to the reason for the pain alleviates the need for medications.

The Quick Fix Isn’t Always Best

Everyone wants the fastest and easiest way to get rid of the pain. Being in agony interrupts the daily routine .No one has time to lay in bed all day when there is work to be done. For that “quick fix,” medications can help, but what about a recurring problem that just won’t go away? Think of it as hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock. While the extra few minutes in bed feels great, it doesn’t alleviate that fact that you must get up for work. Pills are very much like this. They give you a few moments of a pain-free existence, but they will not fix the issue that is causing discomfort.

Many are turning to physical therapy as a long-term solution. These practices work to ease tension and make the body stronger. When a body is in constant pain, it becomes bedridden and needs exercise. Therapy can help you to rebuild your strength. Once your pain has diminished, you will feel better than before.

Forget The Troubling Side Effects

Medication is a great tool for acute pain. However, there are many side effects that cannot be overlooked. Opiates, narcotics, and tranquilizers all cause addiction problems. That means if you take them for long periods of time, you are likely to become addicted. Also, they can cause an upset:

  • stomach
  • sleepiness
  • constipation
  • can compromise your immune system

Some people are more sensitive to medications than others. With therapy, there are no side effects. You don’t have to worry about being sleepy and driving under the influence, and there is no constipation. It’s just fixing the problem using the body’s ability to rejuvenate itself.

Physical therapy uses pain relieving techniques like ice and heat packs, stretching and aerobic training. Depending on your needs, a therapist will tailor the routine based on your medical needs. Why would anyone want to add more concerns to their life when they have the power to fix the problem?

The Prescription Drug Epidemic Is Out of Control

Prescription drug addiction is a major problem in this country. In fact, more than 2.5 million people started abusing drugs with prescriptions. Teenagers are a specific group that chooses these pills to get high. Mostly, they opt for medications that are easily obtained from their parent’s medicine cabinet. The real shocker is that using a prescription painkiller in an inappropriate manner can make it more than 50 times stronger than heroin.

Many think that addiction is an intentional act. However, many people begin by using painkillers to get through a bump in the road. Unfortunately, these pills only work for so long. The body quickly builds up a tolerance, and the patient requires more to ease the pain. These substances can be a risk when there is a teenager in the home too. Small children can get their hands on them, and teenagers are tempted by these medications.

Fix The Reason for The Pain – Don’t Mask It

Thankfully, when using physical therapy as a way to combat the pain, there is no risk of addiction. Using these healthy and holistic methods can ease your fears of turning to the dark side. You will learn how to safely put an end to the source of your discomfort. It is safer, effective, and will give you power over your pain. Why mess with medications and mask your issue, fix the issue at its core. When it comes to prescription versus practice, therapy wins every time.


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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