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Doctor insights on: Range Of Motion Exercises For A Quadriplegic

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What are range of motion exercises in occupational therapy?

What are range of motion exercises in occupational therapy?

OT: Range of motion exercises are usually restricted to the upper extremity joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers. They typically involve isotonic exercises with theraband of varying resistances and through a range of active range of motion. ...Read more

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Which exercises increase the range of motion after bilateral knee replacement?

Which exercises increase the range of motion after bilateral knee replacement?

ROM exercises: Common range of motion (rom) exercises are heel slides, cycling, and wall slides. These are started early in physical therapy. More vigorous rom exercises would be things like stair lunges. Most importantly, you should consult with a licensed physical therapist for a full evaluation to address your specific rom limitations and they will prescribe appropriate exercises for your particular case. ...Read more

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I have a loose AC joint injury (minor). What are some weight lifting exercises I can do to strengthen that area. I have full range of motion and use?

I have a loose AC joint injury (minor). What are some weight lifting exercises I can do to strengthen that area. I have full range of motion and use?

Strengthen muscles: You want to strengthen the surrounding agonist and antagonist muscles that are intimately involved with the ac joint: these would include but not restricted to the trapezius, deltoid, pectoralis major and scapular thoracic muscles including the levator scapula, rhomboids and serratus. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the reduced range of motion in damaged joints?

What exactly causes the reduced range of motion in damaged joints?

Mechanical block: Or weak muscles, pain in the joint. When try to move joint which is injured it heart so you stop do in it so it get stiff. ...Read more

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I fell down and hit my back. I'm experiencing some pain, but I have complete range of motion without pain. Should I go to the er?

It is up to you: If you do not have pain to speak up I would wait and see but if you later have increase of pain I will suggest for you to go. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Slept on shoulder funny, pain persisting for 4 weeks now, X-ray came back normal. What's going on? Still have full range of motion

Slept on shoulder funny, pain persisting for 4 weeks now, X-ray came back normal. What's going on? Still have full range of motion

Muscle strain: The cause of a soft tissue injury or pain coming from an injured nerve will often not show up on a plain xray. Multiple syndromes of soft tissue injury are possible, especially if there is a history of rotator cuff injury in past. Nerve impingement syndromes also may explain this type of pain. It may be possible to narrow down the cause with a detailed physical exam. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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When trying to make sure I have full range of motion in my neck, do I measure to the point I can move it, or to where it starts to hurt?

When trying to make sure I have full range of motion in my neck, do I measure to the point I can move it, or to where it starts to hurt?

It depends: For your therapy where it starts to hurt would be most convenient. Then you could also measure the extent of movement so that would be your goal to attain from your therapy ...Read more

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How to do range of motion assessment in pediatric.

How to do range of motion assessment in pediatric.

Let them play: Honestly, give them stuff to climb on. Most of my neuro and musculoskeletal exam is done in the office by letting the children climb on and off the chairs and table. A child who can use my exam chairs as a "tunnel" has full range of motion. ...Read more

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How can I improve the range of motion in my ankle?

How can I improve the range of motion in my ankle?

Rehab: Physical therapy. They will work on both range of motion, flexibility and strength of your ankle. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can fix the range of motion in ankle?

Potentially: This depends on why you are lacking range of motions and your goals. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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What are surgeries to give full range of motion in my knee?

What are surgeries to give full range of motion in my knee?

It depends: It really depends on the cause of the limited range of motion. Physical therapy and exercises may be all you need in many cases. If the problem is related to tears or advanced arthritis then surgical options may need to be considered. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What is passive range of motion and what is the usefulness in the cervical spine?

Motion capacity: Passive motion refers to the range of motion the spine is capable of when induced by out side forces. Active motion is what it can do when your own muscles are activated.
Injury or spasm of muscles can reduce both active rom and passive rom. ...Read more

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Could you have a dislocated shoulder and full range of motion at the same time?

Could you have a dislocated shoulder and full range of motion at the same time?

No: There are two main types of shoulder dislocations: anterior and posterior. Either type of dislocation is very painful and always associated with a limitation in arm movement. I have never seen a shoulder dislocation where there was still full range of arm motion. ...Read more

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What are things I can do to help achieve a full range of motion after a broken wrist?

What are things I can do to help achieve a full range of motion after a broken wrist?

It depend: How bad the fracture was, some take few weeks (3 weeks) some take longer if the fracture was through the joint 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain at end of range of motion behind head. Have had for over a year, very slowly getting better.?

Shoulder pain at end of range of motion behind head. Have had for over a year, very slowly getting better.?

Suspect bursitis.: People can have a bursitis with pain at end of range of motion. Usually slowly will get better. If not seen a doctor, please go and see on. Need films and maybe injection or PT. ...Read more

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If I broke my ulna just below the wrist but I'm experiencing range of motion loss and pain how do I have this fixed?

Physical therapy: Should help that. Ask your Orthopedist to refer you for multiple visits. It will take at least 4-8 weeks of PT for good results. ...Read more

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I had a two level acdf in october and am still experiencing pain and limited range of motion in my neck. Is this normal?

I had a two level acdf in october and am still experiencing pain and limited range of motion in my neck. Is this normal?

Acdf: It is normal at this point to be still having some pain and decreased range of motion. The important thing to consider is whether or not you are continuing to improve. If you are not improving then it is possible that the fusion is not healing and you should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there any type of revision surgery following a hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder to improve range of motion and strength?

Is there any type of revision surgery following a hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder to improve range of motion and strength?

Yes: In some cases it may be appropriate to convert the hemiarthroplasty ot a traditional total shoulder arthroplasty or a reverse total shoulder. ...Read more

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I have severe arthritus it radiates down the shoulders, yet no pain, full range of motion but rice krispies sounds. Should I worry?

I have severe arthritus it radiates down the shoulders, yet no pain, full range of motion but rice krispies sounds. Should I worry?

No: No, I would not say you should worry about it. I would make sure you try to maintain your range of motion with them and if they become more symptomatic I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Should I massage my muscles before doing range of motion therapy?

Should I massage my muscles before doing range of motion therapy?

Be4, During, & After: Massage can be beneficial before, during, and after therapy. ...Read more

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I hit my toe. Its all blue and swollen. Range of motion is kimitrd but hardly any pain. Doineedadoc?

I hit my toe. Its all blue and swollen. Range of motion is kimitrd but hardly any pain. Doineedadoc?

Hit toe: Is the toe deformed - is it straight like it was before you hit it?
If so and you can walk with a shoe on you should be ok with elevation, rest, protection and intermittent ice. Avoid shoes that hurt.

If that does not help or toe is deformed see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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6 years s/p a plantar release, osteotomy and 2 tendon transfer to correct a cavovarus deformity. Why don't I have full range of motion back yet?

6 years s/p a plantar release, osteotomy and 2 tendon transfer to correct a cavovarus deformity. Why don't I have full range of motion back yet?

After 6 years,: You've likely maxed out on what you'll get out of having the procedure performed. With most surgical procedures, full benefits are obtained after 12-14 months. It all depends on exactly what was done, the therapy ordered and how hard you worked at therapy. I'd be more concerned with any remaining pain or disability than specifically the range of motion. If you don't have orthotics, you should ...Read more