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Physical Therapy After Broken Finger
Range of motion: Fractures of the fingers usually only require active range of motion therapy (using your own finger muscles to move it to its limits of motion-flexion and extension) and passive range of motion (using your other hand to move the finger to its limits of motion.) these should be done only after you have approval from your doctor that the fracture is sufficiently healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During/after physical therapy for my wrist my pinky/ring finger started shaking. what could be the reason?
The ulnar nerve: passes through a tight canal at the wrist. Movement of the wrist, particularly an injured wrist can result in inflammation around the ulnar nerve causing some compression, or the nerve itself can become irritated or inflamed. Irritation or inflammation of the ulnar nerve or surrounding tissues at the wrist or elbow can result in numbness, tingly, and/or trembling of the pinky finger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a tfcc injury hitting a heavy bag 2 months ago. Still have a sharp pain on the little finger side. Is it ever to late for physical therapy?
No, PT can help: TFCC tears can take 6-12 months to heal. PT may be able to strengthen the surrounding muscles and restore some of the normal function of the wrist and forearm. You need to continue to be careful to avoid activity that really stresses the wrist such as lifting, punching, push-ups, swinging a bat, club or kettlebell, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?
Sometimes: Hand therapy can sometimes be helpful although personally I have found that a cortisone shot works better and faster. Sometimes when these keep coming back they need to be operated on. Trigger fingers are caused by thickened nodules in tendons that flex the fingers. The nodule gets caught under a structure in the hand called a pulley and this is what cause the triggering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 12 year old son has one broken finger, and his doc put him in a cast up to his elbow. Is this typical treatment for just a finger?
I suffered to avm stroke a year back, still i dint regain my left wrist and finger movements.. I hav been to continuos physio therapy from the day one.
Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.
Hip strengthening: Depending on when the fracture occurred and whether its completely healed or not, you would still benefit from some hip and pelvic girdle strengthening. If you are not comfortable with the current PT, you can do home exercises and find another therapist. But it will be imperative that the muscles around the hip joint (flexors, extensors, and abductors) are strengthened. ...Read more
Keep up exercises: As long as you keep up routine exercises that they have worked with you on in pt, you should maintain both our mobility and your pain free status. Before completing your last sessions of pt, ask the therapist to show you specific therapies you can continue as a home program when they discharge you from their care. Keep active and keep flexible! ...Read more
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