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Is There Physical Therapy For A Broken Big Toe
Depends: That depends on if your toe is healed, correctly aligned and the age of your injury. As a general rule, activity of life is enough to work on range of motion after a big toe fracture. But if you are struggling with motion or prolonged pain than a visit to your physical therapist would be beneficial. ...Read more
On first day of physical therapy it was painful walking heel to toe and my foot swelled up is this normal?
You will have a: Lot of stretching, strengthening, and some activity and postural correction depending on where the tendonitis is located. ...Read more
I observe majority of people are asymmetrical walking- 1 foot >everted than other. Why is physical therapy always forcing symmetry in patients?
Body is assymetrical: The body is assymetrical to some extent. I don't think a goal of pt is forced symmetry. Perhaps your observations are not entirely correct. Are they based on barefoot gait on level surfaces? Do the subjects have any other problems such as limb length inequality? Random observations are sometimes anecdotal and the # of samples involved may be too small to draw any conclusions from. ...Read more
Accident: Your treating physician will make that determination. See your podiatrist if you haven't already and they will work together as a team for your benefit. ...Read more
My insurance will not cover physical therapy for my foot. What am I supposed to do for therapy before the 29th of this month.
Options include: Paying for it yourself, asking your doctor to possibly show you something you can do yourself. ...Read more
Exercise: Stretching exercises with or without added heat or ultrasound therapy is the usual, along with occasionally taping before exercise or special insoles for your shoes. ...Read more
How soon after amputation does physical therapy begin? When can I expect to begin physical therapy after my foot amputation? .
Immediately: Physical therapy and occupational therapy after a major amputation should start immediately to learn how to move around the house and do activities of daily living without using the affected leg. Once the wound is healed and the person is allowed to bear weight physical therapy changes the focus towards walking. This may be delayed by the need to have a custom fit device for walking. ...Read more
Foot still hurts a week after MILD sprain, is this ok? When should I start Physical therapy? How much longer til I can walk with no pain? Basic in 3?
My patella repair surgery was $/11/17 and I'm about a month into physical therapy, but still have selling that goes down to foot and pain, is this com?
My foot is weak from when I broke it two years ago. I never had physical therapy done. I believe I have plantar faciaitis, is this a possibility?
Burning pain from lower back, to right butt all the way to my right foot. Can't sleep at night. Undergoing physical therapy for 2 yrs. Rite dr. Needed?
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Injury to knee 10 months ago. Still have some swelling on outside of kneecap/tingling in bottom of foot. Should I call the doc again. Physical therapy?
Yes call doctor: Contact your doctor and set up appointment for exam. ...Read more
Hi I never did this. Well my foot doctor told me I have bursitis in my right heel he gave me a shot that didn't help and I did physical therapy and did?
Common: If you had 'bursitis' of the heel injections may not help and if you had a component of plantar fascitis then PT ('coke- bottle' stretches etc.) is very commonly effective. Best of Luck! ...Read more
I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can I walk? Physical therapy?
This discussion: Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read more
My father is 75 year old, no diabetic but having burning sensation from knee to foot, please guide us particular treatment or physiotherapy?
My heal is hurting what should I do? About 3 months ago I rolled my ankle on the tile falling from the stairs. I have been attending physical therapy. They said it was just an ankle sprain and my toes would get numb. Now my heal hurts so bad I can hardly
You absolutely should get it x-rayed to make sure you don't have a stress fracture.
That being said, your choice of the words "on fire" and "numb" make me suspect a nerve injury. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a possibility, but this usually comes on gradually, not right after trauma. You may have a nerve impingement, or something called neuropraxia, which is when a nerve gets stretched suddenly, which you might have done when you fell.
Your first order of business is to get whatever is causing your pain diagnosed. You can either go to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, have an x-ray, and see about the condition of the nerves in your foot & ankle.
Good luck! ...Read more
See below: Depending on the severity of the fracture she may not be able to accomodate for the pain in her big toe. ...Read more
X-ray: You need to see a podiatrist for exam, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more
Not uncommon: For "bruising" to spread in few few days due to swelling and breaking of small blood vessels. However, if pain is spreading or worsening, consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Bone takes: 6-8 weeks to heal on average. Can be a little shorter or a little longer. Smoking and low vitamin d levels will possibly slow healing. ...Read more
Usually 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes. ...Read more
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