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I had a TFCC repair a little over a year ago. Should I be okay to use normal arm crutches? My OT seams to think I might not be ready.

I had a TFCC repair a little over a year ago. Should I be okay to use normal arm crutches? My OT seams to think I might not be ready.

Tfcc repair: Would check with the original surgeon who did your surgery since he/she knows exactly what they did and saw. Make sure you continue home exercises recommended by your therapist. ...Read more

Dr. Isaak Halegoua
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Occupational Therapy (Definition)

Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more


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So I been having this pain in my chest and ot goes down my left arm what could thia be?

So I been having this pain in my chest and ot goes down my left arm what could thia be?

Go to hospital: It could be something minor like stomach upset or muscle pull but you want to make sure it is not something serious like a heart attack. Please to to the nearest ed. ...Read more

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I have a small hard mass inside my left arm below my bicep only a dull pain when I toich ot..What might this be?

I have a small hard mass inside my left arm below my bicep only a dull pain when I toich ot..What might this be?

Many things: It could be caused by a pinched nerve in your neck when your neck tightens up. Heart pain is usually in your left arm but it can be in your right arm. Do see your doctor or a cardiologist and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Broken twist and arm cast for 11 weeks. Doc recommended a second surgery so i could have full use of my wrist. Now ot says less than 45 degree. ?

Broken twist and arm cast for 11 weeks.  Doc recommended a second surgery so i could have full use of my wrist.  Now ot says less than 45 degree. ?

Another opinion: It may be beneficial to obtain another opinion from a specialist in the field, an orthopedic surgeon that does a lot of wrist reconstruction or preferably a hand surgeon, as opposed to the opinion from the occupational therapist. ...Read more

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Is cerv traction good for a neck like mine with so many issues. Symptoms are getting pretty bad. Neck pain arm pain and tingling pt 24 visit idnt hlp?

Is cerv traction good for a neck like mine with so many issues. Symptoms are getting pretty bad. Neck pain arm pain and tingling  pt 24 visit idnt hlp?

It MAY be an option: There is no "one size fits all" in terms of answers. Many people can carry on with this sort of neck first off--- I don't really know what your cervical spine looks like. Can you upload a .pdf of the test reports? Would even be sweeter if you can send us the DIGITAL FILE of the MRI/MRA. ...Read more

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Wrist pain seeing ortho since 08.New symptom arm pain/weakness, some loss of use. Skin around wrist hurts to touch (like sunburn).Pt, brace, ibuprf, clbrx?

Wrist pain seeing ortho since 08.New symptom arm pain/weakness, some loss of use. Skin around wrist hurts to touch (like sunburn).Pt, brace, ibuprf, clbrx?

Wrist pain: Hand weakness and pain/skin hypersensitivity raises concern for peripheral compressive neuropathy (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes), sympathetic nervous system dysfunction, and cervical radiculopathy. I would touch base with your treating orthopedist to discuss the new onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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