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What are some physical therapy exercises for a left thumb phalanx injury?

What are some physical therapy exercises for a left thumb phalanx injury?

Depends: Depends on the diagnosis, exam, x-rays and degree of injury. Perhaps none, immediately. Get evaluatied and work with your physician on the need and type of therapy and then with a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for game keeper's thumb?

What are physical therapy exercises for game keeper's thumb?

Not much: Unfortunately there is not a lot of therapy for a gamekeeper or skiers thumb. If it is not severe then a period of splinting for 3 to 6 weeks can be used followed by motion exercises. If it is severe, and an orthopedist must determine that, then surgery s treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have physical therapy two weeks after a ulnar collateral tear of the thumb?

Is it ok to have physical therapy two weeks after a ulnar collateral tear of the thumb?

Absolutely no.: No, even for minor tears the minimum time to stabilize with cast is 3 weeks. If the tear is bigger and/or has associated avulsion fracture then surgical exploration and repair needs to be carried out along with k-wire fixation and cast. See a hand specialist urgently as the ucl ligament of the thumb is one of the most important ligaments of the hand. ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

Restore motion: Pt for a broken thumb will work to restore as much normal function as possible and to reduce as many complications as possible. ...Read more

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Will I need physical therapy if I tore a ligament in my thumb?

Will I need physical therapy if I tore a ligament in my thumb?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the tear, the treatment will either be conservative with a period of immobilization in a splint or a cast followed by mobilization exercises usually conducted with a hand therapist occupational therapist or surgery, immobilization for a period of weeks depending on the surgeon's orders and then work with a hand therapist. ...Read more

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Injured the RCL in my thumb three weeks ago. I can grab things that are a pound or lighter. How to speed healing? Immobilize or physical therapy?

Injured the RCL in my thumb three weeks ago. I can grab things that are a pound or lighter. How to speed healing? Immobilize or physical therapy?

Gentle PT: Gentle PT/OT, anti-inflammatories, and heat. Ligaments are hard to heal - low blood supply. If this doesn't improve after a month, seek a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the tips of the fingers (opposite motion of squeezing.) another way to perform these exercises is to put your hands inside a sandbox, then opening and closing the hands and fingers inside the sand. See your doctor or hand therapist for specific exercises. ...Read more

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When should a person consider physical therapy after her hand surgery?

Stiffness, pain, etc: Post-operative hand therapy is a very helpful adjunct to surgery. Hand therapists can address stiffness, sensory re-education, desensitization, strength training, wound care and many more post-operative issues. Your hand surgeon would typically decide if you are a good candidate for hand therapy. ...Read more

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I need physical therapy for my hand and knees. My doctor had to send P.T. scripts for both my hand and knees to the PT clinic. What are PT scripts? Are they treatment plans (length of the treatment [number of weeks], how many times a week)?

I need physical therapy for my hand and knees. My doctor had to send P.T. scripts for both my hand and knees to the PT clinic. What are PT scripts? Are they treatment plans (length of the treatment [number of weeks], how many times a week)?

Prescription: These are physical therapy prescriptions. They direct a patient to physical therapy, listing the diagnosis, recommended therapeutic treatments (stretching, strengthening, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound), the suggested number of treatments per week and duration of treatment; i.e. 2 times/week for 4 weeks. With some plans, the prescriptions are required for insurance to cover the visits. ...Read more

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I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

Sometimes: Hand therapy can sometimes be helpful although personally I have found that a cortisone shot works better and faster. Sometimes when these keep coming back they need to be operated on. Trigger fingers are caused by thickened nodules in tendons that flex the fingers. The nodule gets caught under a structure in the hand called a pulley and this is what cause the triggering. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago I fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

4 weeks ago I fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

See details: Without being able to examine the areas, it is impossible to offer specific advise. You should direct this question to the doctor who evaluated the knee and ankle. ...Read more

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A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

It depends: Sounds like you might have a radial nerve injury after a humerus fracture which unfortunately can be relatively common. Is it a post op nerve palsy? or was no surgery done to fix the humerus. How long has it been? If its been >6 weeks, an EMG can be helpful to see if there is any re-inervation. Make sure you are doing at least passive range of motion to avoid stiffness. We can set up a consult. ...Read more

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Left forearm hurts. Right handed. No injury or overuse. Duration 1 year. Had physical therapy. Heat/cold no help. What can I expect from doctor visit?

Left forearm hurts. Right handed. No injury or overuse. Duration 1 year. Had physical therapy. Heat/cold no help. What can I expect from doctor visit?

Check muscles/nerves: You will need your neck looked at to make sure nothing is being referred from your neck such as a pinched nerve. The physician will also check other nerve structures such as your brachial plexus and possibly even your median nerve which can cause pain in the forearm. You will also need strength and range of motion testing in your upper extremities. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What could have ocurred if the physiotherapy treatment for a fracture is over but now healed hand is delayed.?

What could have ocurred if the physiotherapy treatment for a fracture is over but now healed hand is delayed.?

Hand physio: If it's your dominant hand, you could be unhappy and faced with long term or progressive restricted hand and finger movement, strength, and coordination. ...Read more

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Question about physical therapy for an injury? Covered by workmens comp or insurance?

Question about physical therapy for an injury? Covered by workmens comp or insurance?

Need to make claim: Physical therapy may or may not be part of treatment after an injury. To have it covered by workmens comp, first you would need to make a claim of a work related injury thru your employer and have that claim be accepted as a work related injury. Then, work with the physician you are seeing for the injury to determine the best course of treatment. Physical therapy might be needed. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

No: Certainly not required but absolutely helpful for most. Every person and every injury requires different treatment to heal properly. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy possible with degenerative disc disease and sciatica injury?

Is physical therapy possible with degenerative disc disease and sciatica injury?

Yes It is possible: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. ...Read more

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Do people with sports injuries make up the majority of physical therapy patients?

Do people with sports injuries make up the majority of physical therapy patients?

In a word NO.: Pt offices are a mix of patients with many different issues. Exclusive sports pt offices exist but they are usually in or associated with a sports program such as a college athletic department. In general sports injuries probably make up 30% of all injuries. Pt's see post-surgical patients from trauma, fractures, falls, strokes, heart surgery, general surgery, hand injuries, work injuries, etc. ...Read more

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