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What types of physical therapy can I do to help an osteochondral defect in my knee?

What types of physical therapy can I do to help an osteochondral defect in my knee?

Motion & strength: The goal of physical therapy is to maximize functional recovery after injury or surgery by performing exercises to regain motion and strength about the knee. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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What to do if physical therapy is not working for knee pain?

What to do if physical therapy is not working for knee pain?

Many other options: I asume the knee pain is on the basis of osteoarthritis. Nsaids and/or injectable lubricants can help. ...Read more

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What is the name of the machine that bends your knee for physical therapy?

What is the name of the machine that bends your knee for physical therapy?

CPM: A continuous passive motion machine is used to assist in knee flexion after surgery. Only certain surgeries require the use of the machine. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

No: Certainly not required but absolutely helpful for most. Every person and every injury requires different treatment to heal properly. ...Read more

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Are there physical therapy activities you can do at home to heal a broken knee?

Are there physical therapy activities you can do at home to heal a broken knee?

Time, rest: Bones heal on their own given enough time and rest. Physical therapy can be useful after the bones heal to regain mobility, range of motion, strength, etc. ...Read more

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What are some good physical therapy exercises for my knee? I hurt it as weightlifter.

What are some good physical therapy exercises for my knee? I hurt it as weightlifter.

Stretch and Strength: Stretching is always the first step. Hamstring, iliotibial band and gastrocs are all excellent to stretch initially. After that, the quadriceps is the ideal muscle to strengthen to stabilize the knee joint. ...Read more

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Just had mako plasty on my left knee 5 days ago, released home after 3rd day, do I need physical therapy right away?

Just had mako plasty on my left knee 5 days ago, released home after 3rd day, do I need physical therapy right away?

Call your ORS: These are fairly routine instructions and d/c planning done after knee reconstruction procedures. If you did not receive post- operative pt instructions as outpatient then call your ors office and inquire. Most all ors would want you to begin or continue pt @ outpatient clinic after your hospital stay. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

Depends: Probably none initially or pre-operatively. If not operative or if post operative, then one will have range of motion exercises, strengthening exerc ises and balance and proprioceptive exercises. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and I'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left? Can I make it as strong as my left

I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and I'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left? Can I make it as strong as my left

Possibly: It all depends on what kind of knee surgery you had back then. Was the cartilage injured, was there a meniscal tear, etc. If it is just a strength issue then yes you can rehab. ...Read more

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What's the physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap entails?

What's the physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap entails?

Dislocated patella: Need to protect it to avoid further damage. Progressive stretch, strengthening, gentle range of motion, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, tens, etc. Bracing or taping, vmo exercises, etc. ...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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How can I get my grandpa to do physical therapy for his knees?

How can I get my grandpa to do physical therapy for his knees?

May Not Be Able To.: It is not always possible to get other people to do things they don't want to do. You can make the suggestion to go, offer to go with him, do the home exercises with him, etc. Sometimes making it into or tying it to a social activity, will increase their desire to participate. Check out local adult centers and fitness groups. Whatever his decision, be supportive. ...Read more

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Might going to physical therapy cure my runner's knee?

Might going to physical therapy cure my runner's knee?

US with stearoid +: Activity modification, heat/ice, rest. Then prom-arop-pre gradual resupmtion on flat, then track with curves, then road work with slowly increasing 2 incline-hills. Rx"s are nsaids. Go 2 fast & u go backwarsd fast. B patient, follow orders. ...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 exercises are appropriate for weak knees?

What physical therapy exercises are appropriate for weak knees?

Quadriceps strength: Weak knees usually refer to weak quadriceps. Simple straight leg raises and wall sits are great exercises you can do under he supervision of a therapist as well as on your own between therapy visits. Stationary bikes, swimming, short arc squats, leg extension against resistance are all additional exercises often used to strengthen the quadriceps. ...Read more

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What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

Focus on quadriceps: Straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions are usually allowed and warranted to eventually allow for crutch free ambulation. Of course your specific injury and/or surgical intervention will ultimately dictate what you should do during your recovery. Your treating physician should be the best source of information for your specific knee injury. ...Read more

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What age is to too old to receive physical therapy on your knee flex/extension?

What age is to too old to receive physical therapy on your knee flex/extension?

No limit: I prescribe therapy for my patient of all ages who have arthritic knees and other conditions. This assumes they are well enough from a medical standpoint to do therapy. ...Read more

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What are types of physical therapy administered after undergoing a partial knee?

What are types of physical therapy administered after undergoing a partial knee?

Minimal needed: Most people should require only minimal therapy. My patients get 2-3 weeks of home therapy with isometric quad sets, straight leg raises if no back problems, short distance walking and stationary bike can start at 2-3 weeks. No aggrresive therapy that hurts. ...Read more

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Why do I need physical therapy before my knee surgery?

Why do I need physical therapy before my knee surgery?

Strengthening: You want to have as much muscle mass and strength prior to surger as possible. You also want as much joint mobility as possible. Thise will put you ahead after the surgery and the rebuilding of the knee function. ...Read more

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How long does physical therapy take for dislocated knee?

How long does physical therapy take for dislocated knee?

10-12 weeks: Recovery typically occurs at 10% per week so it takes 2-3 months to recover. Pain after that is a sign that something else might be wrong like a chondral (cartilage) injury of the knee. This is best diagnosed with an MRI or MRI arthrogram (an MRI done with dye inside the knee). ...Read more

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Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Physical therapy-Yes: Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed physical therapists can help guide the rehabilitation process based upon guidance from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy help with my cyst that I have behind my knee?

Will physical therapy help with my cyst that I have behind my knee?

Pprobably not: Probably not. Physical therapy will not reduce the size of the Baker's cyst. It can be drained and injected, however. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get closed manipulation, physical therapy every day, or a brace to bend my knee?

Arthrofibrosis: Depends on the cause. All of these options are ways to potentially improve range of motion for your knee. Did you just have surgery? ...Read more

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Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?

Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?

Possibly.: Surgery is possible. But make sure that you're being treated by a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who can make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will I need physical therapy after arthroscopy? I am having arthroscopy on my knee. Will I need physical therapy afterwards? .

Will I need physical therapy after arthroscopy? I am having arthroscopy on my knee. Will I need physical therapy afterwards? .

Yes: Physical therapy is the best way to speed up your recovery after arthroscopy. The muscles around the knee are very prone to weakening because of the problem one has requiring surgery as well as due to the surgery itself. ...Read more

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Will I need physical therapy after arthroscopy? I am having arthroscopy on my knee. Will I need physical therapy afterwards? .

Depend upon: All depend upon why the arthrocopy was done for. Usually arthroscopy for a plain patrial menisectomy require only home pt specially if you have a good quad, however on more complicated surgeries that require to be non weight bearing for a while that leads to quad atrophy the answer is yes. ...Read more

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My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. I already had one surgery. I've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. What can I do next.?

My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. I already had one surgery. I've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. What can I do next.?

See details: This is a tough one as you want to avoid repeated arthroscopic procedures. However, locking is a concern. I would suggest an orthopedic reevaluation and a new MRI to start. You can always get more than one opinion. ...Read more

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Fell on my knees&hands 3months10days ago. Need physical therapy for both. Need to go on trip abroad for 3 weeks. Should I schedule the initial appt. For PT now&start the PT sessions after the trip or schedule the initial appt. After the trip&start PT?

Fell on my knees&hands 3months10days ago. Need physical therapy for both. Need to go on trip abroad for 3 weeks. Should I schedule the initial appt. For PT now&start the PT sessions after the trip or schedule the initial appt. After the trip&start PT?

Ask your doc: Why don't you call the PT department or your doc and ask. Maybe at the initial appointment, you can be given some simple exercises to begin while you are on your trip and then can do more when you return. Have a good trip! ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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