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How would physical therapy help arthritis of the knees?

How would physical therapy help arthritis of the knees?

Knee Arthritis: Pt for knee arthritis doesn't "cure" the arthritis or help the cartilage regrow. But it can be helpful in improving pain. A strong and flexible knee is better able to tolerate problems than it would be otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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


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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 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?

Ice,analgesics: Increased pain after joint injections is not unusual. Ice and oral pain killers can help.You many need prescription pain killers. It should subsid in a few days. ...Read more

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Why do I need physical therapy before my knee surgery?

Why do I need physical therapy before my knee surgery?

Strengthening: You want to have as much muscle mass and strength prior to surger as possible. You also want as much joint mobility as possible. Thise will put you ahead after the surgery and the rebuilding of the knee function. ...Read more

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How long does physical therapy take for dislocated knee?

How long does physical therapy take for dislocated knee?

10-12 weeks: Recovery typically occurs at 10% per week so it takes 2-3 months to recover. Pain after that is a sign that something else might be wrong like a chondral (cartilage) injury of the knee. This is best diagnosed with an MRI or MRI arthrogram (an MRI done with dye inside the knee). ...Read more

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Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Physical therapy-Yes: Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed physical therapists can help guide the rehabilitation process based upon guidance from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get closed manipulation, physical therapy every day, or a brace to bend my knee?

Do you think I should get closed manipulation, physical therapy every day, or a brace to bend my knee?

Arthrofibrosis: Depends on the cause. All of these options are ways to potentially improve range of motion for your knee. Did you just have surgery? ...Read more

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Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?

Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?

Possibly.: Surgery is possible. But make sure that you're being treated by a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who can make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more