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DaRonne Jenkins, DPT

Physical Therapist

DaRonne Jenkins is a physical therapist practicing in Cartersville, GA. DaRonne Jenkins specializes in physical treatment to help a patient reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, DaRonne Jenkins can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, laser or light therapy and more. DaRonne Jenkins will create a treatment plan based on the patients specific injury or condition, and might target a specific body part or body system based on the individual.
4 years Experience
DaRonne Jenkins, DPT
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • University of St. Augustine
  • Accepting new patients

My shoulder hurts when I raise my arm. What should I do?

There could be a number of different issues from impingement syndrome to rotator cuff tear. The best thing to do is to go see a physical therapist to test your movements and screen READ MORE
There could be a number of different issues from impingement syndrome to rotator cuff tear. The best thing to do is to go see a physical therapist to test your movements and screen any tears or pathologies to get a better idea of what is going on. If you just let it go, the shoulder will continue to get worse because there is inherently a lot of instability at the shoulder and most likely pushing through is making it worse.

My knees are cracking all the time - Do I need PT?

Does it hurt when your knees crack? The cracking could be something called crepitus in the joints but might not be something to worry about. If pain coincides with the cracking, READ MORE
Does it hurt when your knees crack? The cracking could be something called crepitus in the joints but might not be something to worry about. If pain coincides with the cracking, or there is pain before or after, I would go see a PT.

How can physical therapy benefit my son?

Physical therapy can definitely help. Physical therapy is not just for people that are in pain; it is to optimize your movement for healthier lifestyle and better quality of life. READ MORE
Physical therapy can definitely help. Physical therapy is not just for people that are in pain; it is to optimize your movement for healthier lifestyle and better quality of life. All PTs aren't made the same, however, and I would suggest going to a board-certified specialist in orthopedics that might also have a strength and conditioning or sports/performance certification. You can even ask about injury prevention screenings or something of that nature instead of a traditional physical therapy session.

Can occupational medicine treat Parkinson's?

Physical therapy has shown to have a good effect for treating Parkinson's, especially if the BIG and LOUD program is used to help improve motor control and movement patterns to READ MORE
Physical therapy has shown to have a good effect for treating Parkinson's, especially if the BIG and LOUD program is used to help improve motor control and movement patterns to decrease risk of falling and improve quality of life.

I have a strain in my back after playing hockey. Should I try warm water therapy to ease it?

You can try taking soaking baths and hot showers but it will really only be a short term effect if any. Low back pain and arthritic joint pain are apples to oranges. You should READ MORE
You can try taking soaking baths and hot showers but it will really only be a short term effect if any. Low back pain and arthritic joint pain are apples to oranges. You should make sure you go to physical therapy with a manual therapist that will mobilize and manipulate your back in addition to giving you the appropriate exercise to strengthen the muscles that are not pulling their weight.

Is a physical therapy session required for a pulled muscle?

I would go into PT right away because they can work on the soft-tissues to help them heal quicker, but then also strengthen your core and other muscles to help you get back to READ MORE
I would go into PT right away because they can work on the soft-tissues to help them heal quicker, but then also strengthen your core and other muscles to help you get back to 100% quicker. Rest is not the way to recover from a pulled muscle, but neither is pushing through it, so have your therapist help you early on before it becomes a more complicated issue.

How long should physical therapy last for shin splints?

That is a loaded question and it depends.... If you are a runner or athlete and do not wish to take a break while recovering then it will take longer but still can recover. I would READ MORE
That is a loaded question and it depends.... If you are a runner or athlete and do not wish to take a break while recovering then it will take longer but still can recover. I would suggest swimming or biking for exercise if you can while you go through therapy and then make sure to do your home exercises, as they will help speed your recovery. The general answer is about 6 weeks or so.

My husband has been diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis. Can this be treated with physical therapy?

This condition most definitely can be treated with physical therapy. He should be able to recover somewhat quickly with manual therapy, eccentric strengthening, and biomechanics READ MORE
This condition most definitely can be treated with physical therapy. He should be able to recover somewhat quickly with manual therapy, eccentric strengthening, and biomechanics training for improving movement patterns.

Is physical therapy suggested after a knee dislocation?

Most definitely, there will be so many different problems after he gets out of the cast like stability, strength, stiffness, and the list goes on. He should definitely have physical READ MORE
Most definitely, there will be so many different problems after he gets out of the cast like stability, strength, stiffness, and the list goes on. He should definitely have physical therapy.

I was diagnosed with torticollis and need to go to physical therapy. What kind of treatment will I receive?

You should be receiving a mixture of manual therapy to stretch your neck, mobilize your spine; neuro re-ed for improving posture, awareness; therapeutic exercise to strengthen READ MORE
You should be receiving a mixture of manual therapy to stretch your neck, mobilize your spine; neuro re-ed for improving posture, awareness; therapeutic exercise to strengthen the opposite side.