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Range Of Motion Exercises For A Quadriplegic
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
I have shoulder pain that feels better when I exercise but the range of motion is limited. What could it be and should I stop excersing.
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
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
What can I do to strenthen my lungs I have sleep apnea and allergy asthma pvcs and and like to do lung range of motion exercise with ambu bag and ewot?
Regular. &: Sustained exercise....Pure and simple.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a PT: The key is to do the exercises not only at the PTs office but also at home. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I fell on my shoulder was painful a couple days&range of motion was off but pain has subsided but it looks like it is forward should. I get checked?
Yes: No harm in getting an x-ray to make sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
Shoulder pain at end of range of motion behind head. Have had for over a year, very slowly getting better.?
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
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
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
Could I perform short range of motion parallel dips to work my chest more? (labrum tear, not surgically repaired, 6 mth ago)
Sure: You can do whatever is comfortable. I would expect overhead activities in a cocking position. ...Read more
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
Crashed my bike 5 months ago, hip still has small swelling. I have no pain and have full range of motion. Should I get it checked out?
Is it normal to experience pain, possible skiers thumb, after falling more than two and a half months ago. I also still have a limited range of motion
Yes: Might indicate fracture occurred. Time to see your doctor. ...Read more
I hit my toe. Its all blue and swollen. Range of motion is kimitrd but hardly any pain. Doineedadoc?
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
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