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Exercises For Straightening The Elbow
Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee. Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 pack hand exercise: are good for the hand AND wrist. Strong grasp is part of good wrist function. Additional exercise involve the forearm muscles. The fingr flexors and extensors and the forearm extensor and flexors cross the wrist. Biceos and Tricep exercises are inportant to and doing those work the wrist. AS FAR AS PAIN, exercise may not be a solution to wrist pain and any pain should be EVALUATED BEFORE exercise ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best exercises to strenghten the vastis medialis without knee flexion in case if I have my patella dislocating or moving laterally?
VMO: Sit on chair with leg out and knee extended with toes pointed to the outside and lift leg. Ok to add ankle weights as you progress. ...Read more
Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?
Most likely Not, as: One can play sports in them without any major problems. For maltracking, a patellar brace with a doughnut, to stabilize the patella, is very useful. ...Read more
Shoulder rehab: Medial epicondylitis can be very frustrating and resistant to most treatments such as stretching, ice, etc. Injections can be beneficial, as can phoresis (performed by physical therapist). However, the current theory is that both types of epicondylitis: medial ("golfer") and lateral ("tennis") are actually due to shoulder instability/weakness that causes high stress to be referred to the elbow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You need to know why your shoulder is uneven. Skeletal issues including scoliosis can give the appearance that one shoulder is lower than the other. Nerve entrapment can cause atrophy and thus asymmetry. Muscle imbalance is certainly a possibility and can be helped with exercise guided by a physical therapist. See your local doc first for an evaluation. ...Read more
None:: Ligaments stabilize the joints which are moved by muscles/tendons. So the tendons of the hamstrings bend the knee. ...Read more
A good hand gripper!: A hand gripper made out of rubber or polyurethane lets you squeeze as hard or soft as you want. Not the hard plastic ones that bend at an angle with spring coil at the top. Avoid these. But the square soft gripper is for everyone, helps hand and forearm muscles and is least likely to hurt! ...Read more
What is the correct position of the hand & wrist for casting of a trapezoid fracture/break? Natural, straight, relaxed position?
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
Let me help: Treatment of minor injury of those in general is by splinting or casting. Major injury in general need surgical treatment. ...Read more
What are the recommended physical therapy and strengthening exercises after radial sagittal band surgical repair?
Initially a splint-: -with an extension block, where you can flex but not extend later bands extend the distal inte-phalangeal-joint (distal IPJ). Since 1 band was in tact,gradually the extension block is bent to allow small increments extension. I would usually start @ about the 3-4th week, also you need to be sure to keep the other digit's motion going. @ 6th week splint removed. When splints on passive motion [email protected] ...Read more
Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?
Balance board!!: After recovery from an ankle sprain, whether deltoid or lateral ligaments, the most effective exercise I have found for my patients is the use of a balance board. They are cheap and effective in improving strength of the muscles/tendons around the ankle and improving proprioception. Always consult your physical therapist and foot/ankle specialist before new activities/exercises. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shattered upper heel near ankle. Lost ability to point foot down. Does surgery for ankle stability the only option? Recommend best exercises too.
For bone spurs in: The shoulder, a joint replacement would be a cure, since it removes the arthritic bones ; restores function; for tennis elbow: there is no cure, but the symptoms can be controlled quite adequately, with pain meds, te strap, stretching exercises, massages, steroid ; prp (plasma rich platelets) injections or surgery if nothing helps. ...Read more
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