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What about exercise, walking, physical therapy (after microdiscectomy- I was operated 4days ago)?

What about exercise, walking, physical therapy (after microdiscectomy- I was operated 4days ago)?

These are the quest-: Ions to be asked from your surgeon as he (she) would be the best person to answer.
So contact the surgeon.
Good Luck. ...Read more

Dr. Justin Esterberg
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Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities will vary. Because of the long period of convalescence after a fusion like this, patients usually have compromised stamina, so treatment may include exercise to improve core strength. This is a good place to learn more: http://tinyurl. Com/p2z8ud. ...Read more

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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program. ...Read more

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What is the physical therapy protocol in treatment of a total hip replacement?

What is the physical therapy protocol in treatment of a total hip replacement?

Walking and more: Physical therapy is central to recovery. Standing and walking, with assistance, is usually started within 24 hrs. Beyond that, specific therapy protocols are tailored to the individual patient. In general, exercises are chosen to strengthen and stretch muscles like stair climbing and bending. Cycling and swimming, not running, are often introduced within months. Talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Which is the physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Which is the physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Post THA PT protocol: It depend on the type of approach you had for your total hip. You should consult with your surgeon and physical therapist to determine the correct protocol. ...Read more

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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Lots of exercise: You will need to strengthen the muscles around your hip. You will lift it in multiple directions, and walk on it ("weight bear") to get used to the new conditions. You may get on a stationary bike to aid in motion. You may have some motion precautions in the early stages, depending on the surgeon's approach to the hip. ...Read more

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Why is my surgeon telling me I don't need physical therapy?

Why is my surgeon telling me I don't need physical therapy?

Depends: 1) Some conditions do not seem to respond well to PT.

2) There may not be decent PT resources available.

3) The goal of PT is to teach you how to do exercises at home/in the community on your own and perhaps additional PT is not needed by you.

Does this help? ...Read more

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What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

Difficult: This is a tough one. Itb symptoms can be very difficult to treat and often times persistent pt and time are the best answer. Topical nsaids such as voltaren gel or Flector Patch (diclofenac) may help. Consider massage therapy. Tens units (electrical stimulation) sometimes help. Lastly, local steroid injections are an option as well. ...Read more

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How to figure out why I can't walk after 4 months physical therapy?

How to figure out why I can't walk after 4 months physical therapy?

Talk to doctor: Many details needed, and would be best for you to talk to your doctor about your lack of progress at pt. ...Read more

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What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when I was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First I had dorsal capolitis then I went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon I felt so well that I thought t

What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when I was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First I had dorsal capolitis then I went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon I felt so well that I thought t

Please: Please go immediately to your regular doctor and explain your situation and ask for an immediate referral. You can also call your er and ask for a referral so that you can be seen immediately. I understand that you cannot wait and are in so much pain, so please tell your parents and your doctor so that you can be immediately evaluated. ...Read more

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Got into a car accident earlier, I hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do I need physical therapy?

Got into a car accident earlier, I hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do I need physical therapy?

Maybe: You need a diagnosis as to what is causing pain, and then a treatment plan can be created. If this is being answered in a timely fashion, please consult a physiatrist, orthopedist or family practitioner for an evaluation if you are still experiencing pain. ...Read more

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Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Some initial Rxs: Local treatment by icing region several times a day along with use of OTC NSAIDs like Aleve (naproxen) if you have no allergies or stomach issues with these medications. Can also try a shoe insert such as a Donjoy Arch Rival which can provide for some lateral wedge support -if no improvement see an orthopedist, physiatrist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you help cervical stenosis I have had 4 physical therapy treatments which left me with pain I didn, t have before?

Can you help cervical stenosis I have had 4 physical therapy treatments which left me with pain I didn, t have before?

Possibly: Cervical stenosis refers to narrowing of the central spinal canal or neural foramina where the nerves exit and is usually due to a combination of degenerative discs, arthritic changes and sometimes a congenitally small canal. In milder cases, therapy, medication, traction and sometimes injections can be helpful. In more severe stenosis surgical decompression may be needed. Eval is needed to decide. ...Read more

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Dealing with cervical dystonia for about 4 years now. Physical therapy at first then boron injections. Didn't work. Could medical mj help?

Dealing with cervical dystonia for about 4 years now. Physical therapy at first then boron injections. Didn't work. Could medical mj help?

Possibly: Sounds like you have given a good try at a very mysterious problem. Many sufferers of this seem to find relief from neurologists or neurosurgeons using Botox or surgery ...Read more

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What are risks of physical therapy?

Beware: 1) getting pushed and progressed too aggressively
2) getting passive modalities (hooked up to machines) and abandoned while the therapist pays attention to other clients. ...Read more

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What should I expect from physical therapy?

What should I expect from physical therapy?

Depends!: It depends on what your doctor ordered. I generally prescribe an exercise program to stretch and strengthen the back (the therapist instructs you in this), plus general fitness (aerobic exercise). The therapist may use other techniques, but in the end you should be able to do the exercise program on your own. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are all the types of physical therapy?

I was wondering what are all the types of physical therapy?

Too many to: Answer here. There are many different types, schools and thoughts when it comes to physical therapy. In a broader sense, in a rehab setting, you will see a physical therapist, occupational therapist and sometimes a speech therapist (who do much more than speech). There are also recreational, vocational and psychotherapists. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Deoends: Technically, there is not one syndrome called "groin syndrome." groin pain can result from adductor tendonitis, a sports hernia, an inguinal hernia, hip joint problems, osteitis pubis, pubic bone stress fractures & pelvic nerve problems...Just to name a few. Physical therapy can be helpful for tendonitis, some hip joint issues & sports hernias, but it's always best to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

PT for scoliosis: Therapy is all about improving core muscles to reduce or slow down the scoliosis. ...Read more

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Slipped disc painful after physical therapy?

Slipped disc painful after physical therapy?

Be seen: If physical therapy did not satisfactorily relieve pain from your "slipped disc", you may want to followup with a specialist to discuss other options. ...Read more

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How should I do physical therapy on my knees?

Get instruction: You need to make an appointment with a physical therapist, who can instruct you what exercises and stretches will be helpful. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy make bulging disc worse?

Can physical therapy make bulging disc worse?

Rarely: Typically a person with a bulging disc isn't going to cause "more damage" or make their problem worse by being active or participating in pt. That being said, certain activities and exercises should be avoided or else pain can increase. A spine specialist can tell you what activities to avoid and what exercises are beneficial, and this depends in part on the specific disc problem you have. ...Read more

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How long after sprain to start physical therapy?

How long after sprain to start physical therapy?

3-4 weeks: It takes ligaments usually 3-4 weeks to go through their first phase of healing. Once the first layers of scar tissue is laid down across the sprain site, physical therapy can help reduce excess scarring and help regain loss strength. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a finger?

Different ones: There are different exercises depending on what finger and what joint was involved. Using a tennis ball to squeeze is a good basic exercise. ...Read more

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What are the harms of it to skip physical therapy?

Exercising at home?: Not so bad. Physical therapy is not forever, and I tell my patients all the time the goal is to get them out of pt. So when you go to pt, make sure you learn a home exercise program of stretching and strengthening for the affected body part. And even if you go to pt 3 times a week, you shouldn't be resting the other 4 days. K? ...Read more

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