Blog

Does Alcohol Consumption Affect My Physical Therapy?

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

According to Gallup polls sixty-seven percent of adults in the United States drink alcohol. Beer is still the favorite beverage among drinkers, followed by wine and then liquor. With this high number of people consuming alcohol, it’s important to consider how this consumption may influence your physical therapy.

Alcohol has an impact on your body in many ways. All of these ways need to be taken into consideration during recovery. Alcohol can dehydrate you. When it is consumed your anti-diuretic hormone is inhibited. This causes less water to be absorbed back into the kidneys when urine is cycling through. This will cause you to urinate more often. With this happening, your body can dehydrate more quickly.

Your body needs plenty of water during any sort of physical therapy because when you work your muscles your fluids pump out of the soft tissue and into your circulatory system and into your kidneys. You need to replace and replenish all of that lost water by drinking more water. After your therapy you rehydrate those muscles. When you drink water it provides your kidneys with the fluid they need to eliminate any waste (produced by muscles) that has been released during your physical therapy.

At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we’d like to remind you that staying hydrated during your treatment is an important key to achieving your optimal health and wellness. Book your appointment with us today to discuss how we can help you on  your journey to recovery.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
Circle Us on Google+

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians - Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon
5788 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 752-7246
 

Free MRI Review! Get a Free Second Opinion.Is Minimally Invasive Treatment Right for You?
Testimonials
powered by BirdEye
Latest posts

Getting Your Gait Back After A Groin Strain

Your gait is the way you walk or move on your feet. It refers to the locomotion that you achieve through the movement of your limbs. If your gait is abnormal it could be due to many reasons such as illness, genetic factors, injury or abnormalities in your legs or feet.

Common Golf Injuries

Fall is a great time to hit the golf courses in the Atlanta Area. We have some of the most beautiful and greatest golf courses around! According to Golf Digest, Augusta National Golf Course if the top course in Georgia.

Choose from one of our many locations
North Atlanta

North Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
5788 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 935-9110
Fax: (770) 234-6735

South Atlanta

South Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

Decatur

Decatur Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
1834 Clairmont Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 382-7678
Fax: (770) 234-6803

Macon

Macon Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
3200 Riverside Drive
Building C Suite 200
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 273-8120
Fax: (770) 679-8647

Ambulatory Surgery Center
 

Sandy Springs Location

Orthopedic Surgery Center
of Sandy Springs

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center North Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center South Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

MRI & Imaging Center Savannah
 

Savannah

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
11700 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 335-3876
Fax: (800) 549-7496

Buford

Buford

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
4271 South Lee St.
Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (678) 783-7616
Fax: (678) 541-5047

Augusta

Augusta

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
1306 Troupe Street
Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: (706) 842-4113
Fax: (762) 585-6998