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physical therapy protocol for achilles lengthening

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
22 years experience clinical Psychology
Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
See a surgeon : I would make sure it does not require surgical intervention.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery or nonop Tx: Achilles tendon tears are either treated with nonoperative immobilization in a cast or boot, or by surgery to repair the torn tendon followed by simil ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Modalities, exercise: First the treatment for the above injury is not physical therapy. If it is a partial achilles tear one might need immobilization to allow healing. ... Read More
Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Surgery can be done percutaneously (with needles) or open, with the concept being to irritate the pathologic tissue into a healing response.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Good luck: Achilles tendon pain due to medication does not respond well to anything but time, pt and antiinflamatories.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
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NSAID Anti-Inflamati: Tramadol is an opiod pain killer. Helps relieve pain, but the underlying problem is inflammation. NSAIDS is a Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need to see rheumato: This is being treated as mechanical butwe can see this with inflammatory arthropathy. You need to have your physician send you for a rheumatolog ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Stupple
9 years experience General Practice
Walking and more: Physical therapy is central to recovery. Standing and walking, with assistance, is usually started within 24 hrs. Beyond that, specific therapy protoc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
48 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Post THA PT protocol: It depend on the type of approach you had for your total hip. You should consult with your surgeon and physical therapist to determine the correct pr ... Read More
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