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How does therapy help gluteus medius tendinosis?

How does therapy help gluteus medius tendinosis?

Muscle remodeling: There are 3 phases of healing for injuries: inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. Tendonosis occurs when this process gets stuck before the remodeling phase. The appropriate exercises can help this process move forward and correct any factors that might have led to it in the first place. Eccentric exercises have scientifically proven to help tendonosis at several locations in the body. ...Read more

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Will predizone help tendonitis? Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Will predizone help tendonitis?  Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Sometimes: Prednisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. It can reduce pain and inflammation for tendonitis but it should be used sparingly for this purpose due to side effects. PT can help some patients with rotator cuff tears, but not all. Conservative treatment for rotator cuff tears is often the preferable initial treatment for most patients. You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic doctor. ...Read more

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What will help patellar tendonitis?

What will help patellar tendonitis?

Quad strengthening: The biggest thing is working on quadriceps strengthening. The most important is straight leg rasing. The other part of exercise is to avoid deep flexion of the knees, any squats or leg presses should be done only to about 60 degrees of bending. Also, add hamstring stretching. Another helpful tactic can be icing 20 minutes 3-4x per day. If you can take alleve/motrin can be helpful. ...Read more

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How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

Use it or lose it - : - applies very strongly to muscle. Pt forces the use of muscle and prevents atrophy. ...Read more

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How does a prp injection help the knee?

How does a prp injection help the knee?

It depends: I've done a few thousand PRP injections for musculoskeletal problems, and for some knee problems--osteoarthritis and patellar tendinitis--it works well in certain patients. It helps by releasing growth factors in the platelets when platelets are exposed to Type IV collagen. Osteoarthritis--it increases joint fluid (that's good!) and decreases cartilage catabolism (that's bad!) ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do to perneonal sublaxtion tendon?

What will physical therapy do to perneonal sublaxtion tendon?

Good Question: Peroneal tendon subluxation means a sheath (called a retinaculum) has been torn allow the tendons to snap over the outer ankle.Physical therapy (PT), alone, isn't likely to correct the problem.Surgery or prolotherapy may help.PT usually comes later to ensure proper motion of the tendon, strengthening of muscles, mobility, & prevention of scarring.Osteopathic manipulation likely to also be helpful. ...Read more

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How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runner's knee?

How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runner's knee?

Tissue warming: Therapeutic ultrasound is different from the diagnostic ultrasound, used to make images from under the skin, in both intensity and frequency. Therapeutic ultrasound causes vibration of the target tissue such as a tendon or muscle. This vibration causes warming of the tissue, causing pain relief and improvement in blood supply to the area, promoting healing, even in chronic runner's knee. ...Read more

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Is prp (platelet rich plasma therapy) effective for severe tendon tears (gluteus minimus and medius)?

Is prp (platelet rich plasma therapy) effective for severe tendon tears (gluteus minimus and medius)?

Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. PRP is excellent for tendon tears! ...Read more

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Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Strengthen: The hip flexors pull the upper leg up at the hip, allows us to lift our knees and bend at the waist. There are five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Stretching and strengthening the hip flexors is important to avoid injury and increase performance. ...Read more

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How does supartz® joint fluid therapy work exactly?

How does supartz® joint fluid therapy work exactly?

Replenish aged fluid: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. After several injections, a patient may have less pain and better knee movement. ...Read more

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How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runners knee permanently?

It's complicated: U/s is a form of deep heat. You may need an orthopedic or sports medicine evaluation to figure out your knee pain. ...Read more

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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

See below: No correct answer here. Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions. ...Read more

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How will rice therapy help back pain or a muscle injury?

How will rice therapy help back pain or a muscle injury?

Doyou mean Rice: Rest, ice, compresstion and elevation, that one way to do it some time you could add medications(mortin), but no response we should change to different method. ...Read more

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What does ultrasound therapy do to prevent tendon injury?

What does ultrasound therapy do to prevent tendon injury?

Helps treat it: I would not say it helps prevent tendon injury, it helps treat tendon injury.. ...Read more

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Does physiotherapy help in partial supraspinatus tear?

Does physiotherapy help in partial supraspinatus tear?

Yes: Partial thickness(articular or bursal sided)rotator cuff tears esp. In someone only 27 yrs.Old may respond to a rotator cuff strengthening program.... If pain or weakness ( or instability, possibly) worsen than arthroscopic debridement or repair(depending on the thickness of the tear) can be performed in conjunction w/ decompression or capsular plication. See an experienced shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

He (she) can do lots: if your doctor is a physical medicine doctor or an osteopathic doctor. First, he can perform a thorough examination as well as diagnostic testing. Second, if the diagnosis is neurological, he can give you blocks and/or epidural steroid injections. Third, he can coordinate therapy. There are trigger point therapies, such as dry needling, spray and stretch, and manual therapies he can administer. ...Read more

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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...Read more