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Arm Exercises For Lymphedema
Basic wrist exercises with 1 pd weights okay for those w/wrist tendinitis when in pain? Isn't exercise with tendinitis a must?
Exercise or therapy: Tendonitis of the wrist just like in other joints can be difficult to treat. You are correct that exercise is helpful in treating tendonitis but you may benefit more from physical therapy so you do the exercises correctly and do not make the condition worse. See a physician possible an orthopedist or rheumatologist and then have a treatment plan. Good luck ...Read more
I'm looking for specific exercises to help with runners knee (besides stretching, rolling, ice and rest). ?
Quad strenghtening: Work on leg extension exercises and strengthening the quad muscles. Don't forget to work to balance the hamstrings as well. ...Read more
Muscle pain: What caused the pain? Working out? Sports? Heavy lifting? Any restriction in range of motion? Moist heat can help relax tense muscles. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If no improvement, or if roms are decreased, see fp/orthopedics/sports medicine for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more
Gradual exercise: Exercises including plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and foot circles should be started early, once acute pain and swelling subside, to maintain range of motion. The intensity of rehabilitation is increased gradually. Ankle splints or braces can limit extremes of joint motion and allow early weight bearing while protecting against reinjury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Range of motion: Webs palsy typically occurs from an injury to the brachial plexus, resulting in varying degrees of loss in motor function in the arm. The critical thing is to try to maintain as much passive and active range of motion in the arm and shoulder to prevent contracture so that, if the plexus does recover there will be motion in the joint to allow the muscles and joints to function properly. PT and OT ...Read more
Prob not: As an orthopedic surgeon who treats many patients w/ shoulder instability i would say there is no proven benefit to wearing compression shirts for instability . In season football players w/ unstable shoulders may be helped by wearing 'harnesses' which limit abduction( movement away from body) and external rotation.Best of luck! ...Read more
Generally yes: Unfortunately, nothing cures lymphedema. The best we can do is help to keep the swelling under better control. One of the best ways we have of doing that is with thigh high compression garments. Lymphedema drainage/massage is beneficial, as is weight control, exercise, and using non-elastic compression garments, like circaids. A good source of information is http://www.Lymphnet.Org good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To prevent it: Wrist curls, flexing the wrist with a very light dumbbell with palm facing forward or backward (reverse wrist curl), can strengthen the forearm and elbow which is good for prevention. But if you already have elbow tendonitis (tennis or golf elbow), then avoiding overuse is advised. Treatment includes rest, icing, an elbow splint, & possibly a cortisone injection if simple measures aren't enough. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is physiotherapy including isometric/static exercises and ultrasound therapy good for bone bruise?
Support helps: Not all knee arthritis is helpful. For some people, strengthening the hips muscles and re- in forcing the way the muscles behind and in front of the knee work together, can decrease overall pain. See a physiatrist to see if you are a candidate for a personalized physical therapy program. It may not decrease the arthritis, but it can improve function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression or a brace for ankle tendonitis? Other home care treatments? Swelling & pain. Thank you!
Avoid running!: Bicycling is great, but avoid lower extremity loading activities. Remember, avoid concussive activity. Keep in mind that degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis can, in some people cause more stiffness than pain. You may end up seeing your doctor and getting a simple ap-pelvis and some blood tests (crp). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Rotator cuff: Recommend shoulder rotator cuff strengthening exercises. You can buy diff degrees of resistance bands "therabands" and do the exercises. Rec: doing the exercises once to twice daily every day. http://www.thera-band.com/instructions.php this site has examples of the exercises you can use to rehab your shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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