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How Would Physical Therapy Help Arthritis Of The Knees
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
I have arthritis in both of my knees. My orthopedic told me not to waste my time with physical therapy or medication. Any other way to relieve pain?
PHYSICAL THERAPY HASN'T HELPED MY PATELLA FEMORAL SYNDROME IN BOTH KNEES AND ARTHRITIS. I just had 2 injections on Friday and have been in pain. What do I do?
Physical therapy steroid injections and meds hvnt helped my knees MRI shows loss of cartilage bone on bone due to severe arthritis do I nd surgery?
Lower back also pain in the left calf of leg one dr says physical therapy to strenght lower back. My family dr says I need the injection in my back therapy won't take the pain away I have degerant arthrsis. The pain in my left calf of the leg is very pain
Back: Back pain shooting down the left leg is called sciatica. Sciatica results when a disk, bone spur or stenosis pinches the sciatic nerve as it leaves the back and goes into the leg. Treatment for sciatica include rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. Initial treatment is usually rest, anti-inflammatories followed by physical therapy. People who do not respond may go onto steroid injections and/or surgery. Sometimes patients skip physical therapy if the pain is severely aggregated by movement. This maybe why one doctor is recommending steroid injection first. Today there are minimally invasive options for disk surgery. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk disease and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Certainly not required but absolutely helpful for most. Every person and every injury requires different treatment to heal properly. ...Read more
Just had mako plasty on my left knee 5 days ago, released home after 3rd day, do I need physical therapy right away?
Call your ORS: These are fairly routine instructions and d/c planning done after knee reconstruction procedures. If you did not receive post- operative pt instructions as outpatient then call your ors office and inquire. Most all ors would want you to begin or continue pt @ outpatient clinic after your hospital stay. Best of luck! ...Read more
I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and I'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left? Can I make it as strong as my left
I have patellar tendonitis and I slipped on stairs and aggravated the tendonitis. I'm in physical therapy but my knee is still buckling
May Not Be Able To.: It is not always possible to get other people to do things they don't want to do. You can make the suggestion to go, offer to go with him, do the home exercises with him, etc. Sometimes making it into or tying it to a social activity, will increase their desire to participate. Check out local adult centers and fitness groups. Whatever his decision, be supportive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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