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Is there physical therapy for pedal oedema?

Is there physical therapy for pedal oedema?

Yes: There are massage and wrapping techniques done as well as ankle pumps and fitting for compression devices, active (pumps) or passive (compression hose) of course if you have a weak heart this could put you heart into overload making things worse instead of better, therefor a good medical evaluation first is paramount. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What physical therapy is there to do after knee fusion?

What physical therapy is there to do after knee fusion?

PT: Transfers, balance, gait training, strengthening pelvis and hip muscles. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is there for an avulsion fracture?

What physical therapy is there for an avulsion fracture?

Depends: Depending on where the avulsion occurs and to what degree and what treatment is rendered, will determine the physical therapy needed. The fracture usually has to heal by rest and splint of some sort or may have to be operatively "fixed" with wire, screw or other means. Then , your doctor will recommend the right physical therapy if needed or indicated. Work with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a sprained ankle?

What are physical therapy exercises for a sprained ankle?

Gradual exercise: Exercises including plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and foot circles should be started early, once acute pain and swelling subside, to maintain range of motion. The intensity of rehabilitation is increased gradually. Ankle splints or braces can limit extremes of joint motion and allow early weight bearing while protecting against reinjury. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is common for a stiff joint?

Movement: When addressing a stiff joint therapists will work on stretching and strengthening exercises. Most important before starting any therapy is to find out why the joint is stiff. ...Read more

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Can an ankle cystic bone lesion cause burning and warmth? What type of treatment is available. Physical therapy provided no relief.

Can an ankle cystic bone lesion cause burning and warmth? What type of treatment is available. Physical therapy provided no relief.

Possibly: It depends on where the cyst is located, how big it is, and what it is close to. I recommend you see an ankle specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Physical therapy what is needed had t12 compression fracture no osteporosis pain when walking?

Followup: Compression fractures usually heal over a 8-12 week period but can cause pain up through about 6 months. Physical therapy is not an intervention used commonly to treat fracture pain, which is usually activity related. You may either have to give it more time or arrange followup to make sure pain us not coming from something else. We also can do kyphoplasty for persistent pain from vcf. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is required for 2 ruptured ligaments in ankle?

What physical therapy is required for 2 ruptured ligaments in ankle?

Consult PT: It would be hard to answer this question w/out knowing what ligaments are involved. Your best point of reference would be to consult a physical therapist. There are a lot of internet resources that can be used, but beware of picking a wrong treatment plan, since you may have a complex problem that on line sources will be unlikely to address. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is recommended for bilateral spondylolisthesis?

What physical therapy is recommended for bilateral spondylolisthesis?

Core stabilization: Physical fitnes weight management and core stabilization as well as pelvic floor strengthening are likely important. Furthermore most people are worse in either spine extension or flexion so strengthening in the opposite direction is helpful. See a physical therapist who specializes in the spine. ...Read more

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What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line.Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read more

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Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

It can be of benefit: Physical therapy can be helpful in strengthening, decreasing pain, improving proprioception / balance, and improving range of motion. ...Read more

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What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

Depends on a number: of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

Decreased pain: Being in a pool reduces the effects of gravitly on the body. This allows patients with moderate to advanced arthitis or limited mobility to complete exercises. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a calcaneus-cuboid luxation/chronic instability that is better then other? Is there any specific non-surgical treatment?

Is there any treatment for a calcaneus-cuboid luxation/chronic instability that is better then other? Is there any specific non-surgical treatment?

May need orthotics: See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles insoles. ...Read more

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What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Patellar dislocation: Swelling control, range of motion, patellar mobilization and stretching of lateral structures, strengthening of medial structures and hip abductions, return to function activity as able. This is a progressive activity to identify strength and weaknesses and provide function improvement while returning to activity and preventing recurrence. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

Is there a way to treat osteoarthritis except doing surgery for joint replacement?

It depends: It depends of the type of arthritis and the severity of involvement. Replacement is indicated when it is the end of the line and all conservative therapy has failed. ...Read more

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Is there any reason, including other conditions such as diabetes that someone should not try enymes for pulmonary fibrosis? This person is on oxygen 24/7 and is seeing a pulmonary specialist and has recently undergone rehab for this condition, with no imp

Is there any reason, including other conditions such as diabetes that someone should not try enymes for pulmonary fibrosis? This person is on oxygen 24/7 and is seeing a pulmonary specialist and has recently undergone rehab for this condition, with no imp

Pulmonary : Pulmonary fibrosis can be secondary to other causes or a primary condition ( idiopathic or unknown cause). Path-physiology of the disease is poorly understood at this point. Oral enzymes which claim to cure the disease have not been scientifically proven such claims in medical society. You will get a lot of buzz on the internet about these curative enzymes but the hard truth is that there is only a hand full of medication that actually work. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more