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Physical Therapy For Cellulitis
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
Hi. I’m only 18 and it’s terrifying to have spondylolisthesis. I want to know if it can be reversed through effective physical therapy? What must I do
No: spondylolisthesis is a malalignment of vertebral bodies and requires surgery to correct if producing symptoms of cord compression. While physical therapy may strengthen muscles and alleviate symptoms somewhat, it does not cure the condition. See neurologist to assess for symptoms and whether surgery is required or not ...Read more
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
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.
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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
How long does it take for physical therapy to help with a rotator cuff problem (I was told it was not torn and don't need a surgery yet)?
Couple of month: It is possible that you would get lucky and see results faster, but on average in takes 1-2 month ...Read more
Had left side and right side treatment for bilateral possioning vertigo. Dr said if this don't work then physical therapy. What do I expect?
I have coccydynia, have had pain in tailbone for over a yr. Physical therapy didn't help. Would like to know risks involved in dry needling?
Coccydynia: Have not idea what dry needling is. Please give more details. ...Read more
Training: A good physical therapist will evaluate physical problems and design a plan of care that addresses the specific problems a person is facing. They will also help you learn exercises appropriately to prevent further damage. A good pt program will also teach the exercises or activities to do at home to prevent problems in the future. ...Read more
Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land. ...Read more
Pool therapy: Aquatic therapy combines the advantages of buoyancy from being in the water with standard physical therapy principles used on "dry land." water also gives the additional benefit of providing a graduated resistance to movement, whereby the more force applied to move through the water, the more resistance felt by the patient doing the moving. ...Read more
Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip (lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more
If causing pain: Schmoryls' nodes are often seen on ct and MRI scans in patients who have these radiologic studies for other reasons (other than back pain). In other words, there signifigance is questionable. If u have a definite disc problem than physical therapy is quite helpful. See an ors and discuss your pain and tx. Options and whether the 'nodes' are really a cause of your pain...Good luck! ...Read more
Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more
They way our wonderful therapists at jefferson university hospital in philadelphia explain it to the incoming resident class:
physical therapists work on making sure you can walk or get across the room. Occupational therapists make sure you can dress and wash yourself before you walk across the room. ...Read more
Well trained!: Ocs (orthopedic clinical specialist) means that the p.T. Has achieved a higher level of training; and has a certain level of expertise above and beyond the base certification. It means you are in 'good hands'; literally. ...Read more
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Seated or standing.: What type of injury are you rehabilitating. There are seated isometric exercises for the neck and back as well as some to prevent circulatory issues. There are simple standing stretches you could do in the aisle for back or leg pain. ...Read more