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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Stress ball: Squeeze a stress ball or tennis ball for 5 minutes per day. Opening and closing your hands and fingers widely will help to stretch. There's also a grip strengthening device you can buy at most sporting goods stores. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
Size of tfcc tear,: Location, ie in the central avascular part or the vascular periphery, instability, whther is acute (new) or chronic , anatomy differences all come in to play. Smaller acute tears in the periphery, not associated with instability lkely do the best. Therapy may help reduce symptoms and at times corticosteroid injections help too, but if tear is large or the ulna is unstable then may need surgery ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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.
Not lily to return: What motor function does not return in 1st yr not likely to return. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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