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Are There Exercises I Can Do With My Cast On
Ask your treating MD: Not all casts are the same, and not all injuries for which casting is indicated are the same. You can usually exercise your uninjured limbs that are not casted safely once cleared by your treating physician. Check with your physician to make sure this is the case for your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any cardio exercises I can do while in plaster cast for grade 3 ankle sprain once I can walk on it without pain?
I am 4 was post op from cmc thumb surgery. Just got my cast off now in a spica splint. What are safe hand exercises i can do? I have very little rom
Cerebral palsy?: I assume you are talking about Botox for treatment of hyper spasticity associated with cp. Only your physician and therapist know the muscles treated and so it would be best to ask them about which muscle groups are still active and should be used to minimize atrophy and institute proper treatment of agonist and synergistic muscle groups. ...Read more
Depends upon age: It depends upon your child's age, and his general health. I am assuming that he is in the casts wtih Botox to manage cerebral palsy? Does he have normal function in his upper body? Talk with your local pt and they can help you devise some exercises that will fit within his ability. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does anyone out there have a good link to some information with advice with hand exercises wearing cast?
Ask your doc: You need to ask the doctor that put it on. He/she may actually not want you doing any excercises. ...Read more
Theraband: If your foot/ ankle is stiff after cast immobilization then rom / strengthening exercises can begin. We generally show our patients how to work on gentle range of motion of their ankle and subtalar joint. We also show them theraband ( rubber band stretch materiel in different resistances)exercises they can do @ home. Also'stork' or balance training can be done. See a pt for home instructions.! gl! ...Read more
Yes- esp. if seated: As long as you are not applying more than the simple weight of your leg and otherwise abiding by your physician's activity limitations, you should be able to participate in a myriad of upper extremity exercises and utilize any of the upper extremity lifting machines that allow for a seated position. ...Read more
Motion & quadstrengt: After immobilization in a cast you will be stiff and have muscular atrophy. The only good part about the cast is that it helps the injured area to heal - it makes the surrounding areas worse due to lack of use. You will need therapy to regain your motion and to gradually increase your quad and hamstring strength to be able to regain your normal activities. ...Read more
How do you treat anterior Ankle impingement? Could a boot or cast be used? It's been 4 months and RICE/ exercises aren't helping. Have appt.w/ortho
May have missed: If the treatment for a specific diagnosis is not working, perhaps the pain is coming from something else. Perhaps you have an injury to the fascia around your ankle joint, or a small injury to the cartilage that cannot be seen. Finding this will require a different kind of examination. Exercises and RICE would not be helpful. Advil (ibuprofen) will prevent healing. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time of healing after scaphoid surgery , screw and one pin, and cast. What kind of exercise should I do with my hand while in cast?
What exercises should a geriatric do 3 weeks before a cast is removed, following a wrist fracture?
What exercises should a geriatric do 3 weeks before a cast is removed, following a wrist fracture ?
For immobilization.: Orthopedic casts or splints are used to immobilize a bone or a joint in place until healing has occurred. They are frequently made of bandages impregnated with plaster. Long arm/leg, short arm/leg, thumb spica, finger spica are examples of extremity casts. Shoulder spica, hip spica casts involve large joints. An edf cast is used for infantile idiopathic scoliosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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