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What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain. If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc. ...Read more

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What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

Different modalities: Massage, stretching, range of motion exercises, heat/ice application, vibration techniques, ultrasound, possibly traction, nerve stimulation if needed, iontophoresis - these are some but not all the modalities that can and might be used in the treatment of a trapezius pain. It will depend on the cause of the pain, training and comfort of pt therapist and your progress. ...Read more

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What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

Less pain: If you are concerned about the effect of physical therapy, then you should have your pain diminished and range of motion restored. As far as modalities that will be used, i suspect you will have massage, stretching, heat/ice application, ultrasound, iontophoresis, may be traction. It all depends on the physical therapist, his experience and comfort level. ...Read more

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Will i need physical therapy after hip resurfacing? Will i need ongoing treatment such as physical therapy after my hip resurfacing procedure? .

Will i need physical therapy after hip resurfacing? Will i need ongoing treatment such as physical therapy after my hip resurfacing procedure?

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PT: Physical therapy is very beneficial to aid your recovery after hip resurfacing. Your orthopaedic surgeon can prescribe the pt for you. Regular participation in therapy and independent exercises will help facilitate your recovery. ...Read more

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Can tibial tortion in 2 years old baby self correct or need a surgical procedure or physical therapy. ?

Can tibial tortion in 2 years old baby self correct or need a surgical procedure or physical therapy. 

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See a pediatrician .: You should bring your 20yr baby to see a pediatrician for general health check for nutrition, growth, and development, and specific growth of legs, etc. so she/he may sort out what may cause such - inborn or acquired - and recommend how to manage the current concern about baby's legs. So, act ASAP. ...Read more

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How long until i can run after having the brostrom procedure? I have been in a walking boot for 6 weeks and am just starting physical therapy.

How long until i can run after having the brostrom procedure? I have been in a walking boot for 6 weeks and am just starting physical therapy.

Ask your ORS: Obviously this is a question for your treating surgeon based on his own treatment guidelines and how well you do over the next few weeks w/pt . After modified brostrum reconstruction the earliest I have released patients to jogging is 3 months( not hard running or cutting sports). Work hard w/ your therapist and follow your treating surgeons' directions. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How much physical therapy is required after hip arthroscopy? I am scheduled to have hip arthroscopy. For how many weeks will i need physical therapy after the procedure, and how often?

How much physical therapy is required after hip arthroscopy? I am scheduled to have hip arthroscopy. For how many weeks will i need physical therapy after the procedure, and how often?

Variable @ 6-12 wks: The extent and length of physical therapy after hip arthroscopy depends upon the exact nature of the procedure performed. Routinely patients attend procedure specific therapy twice weekly for 6-12 weeks postoperatively. Discuss your specific situation with your surgeon. ...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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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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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more

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How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

Central science: There will be a chemistry requirement for entry to training in physical therapy. Chemistry is basic to all of technology and to understanding the body. There will be little chemistry in your practice, but as a health care team member you will be a resource for others seeking accurate information. Chemistry unlocks everything else in science and you must be literate here. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

Hope this helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU http://www.spine-health.com/video/physiatry-back-pain-video http://www.aapmr.org/patients/aboutpmr/Pages/WhyARehabPhysician.aspx

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