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What rehab program is appropriate for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

What rehab program is appropriate for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion. ...Read more

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What are some good rehab exercises for a knee ligament injury?

What are some good rehab exercises for a knee ligament injury?

Depends: My answer to you is to see pm&r physician and see good physical therapist for home exercises program. Do not search internet to save money. ...Read more

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Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Ask your P.T.: Wobble(or balance) are great tools for stability training; but best to ask your physical therapist if you should be using one. ...Read more

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What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and biking without resistance can accomplish this. Then if you are treating the ligament nonop, strengthening exercises are begun. For example- PCL injury, the quad is very important.Ask your doctor for specific goals for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more

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What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

Protection: There are two tendons if one ruptures then you will have a weakness in that arm from now on. Surgical replacement of the ruptured tendon is sometimes possible and you should see an orthopedic surgeon for this. Gradually and slowly strengthing the remaining tendon with low weight exercises may help prevent its rupture in the future. Always avoid lifting very heavy objects to prevent rupture. ...Read more

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What is a worse injury for a pitcher, a shoulder injury or elbow injury?

What is a worse injury for a pitcher, a shoulder injury or elbow injury?

Pitcher: They both can be equally impairing, especially if the require surgery. With both areas if it is not a surgical problem it is important to evaluate the throwing motion and the whole body kinetic chain to decern if a deficit is the cause of your shoulder or elbow pain. Important to not just focus on the area with symptoms but also focus on why you got the symptoms from throwing. ...Read more

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Will a shoulder brace help a cure a rotator cuff injury?

Will a shoulder brace help a cure a  rotator cuff injury?

Brace: A brace, sling, or immobilizer can temporarily protect the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can be partial, complete, acute, or chronic. Complete tears won't heal with the above. ...Read more

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How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

Physical Therapy: There are of course many different types of injuries that can affect a shoulder. Appropriate evaluation by a trainer and/or orthopaedic surgeon will help direct treatment. Most injuries can be adequately treated with rehab and therapy. ...Read more

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What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

Be careful: I am assuming you had surgery, if this is the case be very careful because depending where you are in the healing process the exercises will be different. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is more serious injury: a torn patella tendon or a torn acl?

Both.: They are both serious injuries. A torn patellar tendon results in a knee that doesnt function. An ACL tear results in an unstable knee, that can give out on you. The patellar tendon always requires surgical repair. The ACL usually requires surgical repair. ...Read more

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What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

Rotator cuff: Posture principle of the shoulder is key. Can begin with "scapular stabilization" exercises and progress to rotator cuff exercises including "thrower 10" exercises. Google or bing the above for pictures and descriptions. ...Read more

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What's the best ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

What's the best ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

See your doctor: As a decision to operate or not needs to be made. Having said that bledsoe makes a nice achilles tendon brace. But, you should be followed by a doctor. ...Read more

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Which ankle brace is better for football after a sprain?

Which ankle brace is better for football after a sprain?

Brace, not Wrap: Typically the neoprene or ace type sleeves will not prevent the ankle roll. Look for a clamshell or stirrup type brace if you can wear it comfortably during play. The lace up style is also good, and better tolerated. ...Read more

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What's involved in rehabilitation for a sprain?

Motion , ice, agilit: It can vary based on the severity of the sprain. Typically, rehab involves range of motion (sprains tend to stiffen the affected joints), ice (to relieve swellilng), strengtheing of the joing and, in the case of leg or ankle sprain, agility and balancing work ...Read more

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How long is physical therapy for a sprained ankle tendon?

How long is physical therapy for a sprained ankle tendon?

Rhysical therapy: It really depends on how much damage was done. For minor sprain 2-3 weeks, more serious sprains 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is a good fitness routine when rehabbing from a knee injury?

What is a good fitness routine when rehabbing from a knee injury?

Variable: This isn't a one answer fits all kind of question. Not all knee injuries are created equal. Acl tears, post surgery rehab, knee replacements, sprains, etc. All require highly specific range of motion and strength maneuvers. Your orthopedist and associated physical therapists are best equipped to address your unique circumstance. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a soleus injury that a MRI or US just won't detect for some odd reason? If that is the case, what might be the next step?

Is it possible to have a soleus injury that a MRI or US just won't detect for some odd reason? If that is the case, what might be the next step?

Soleus pain: Muscle pain in the lower extremity may not be due to a problem within the muscle itself. In some instances the physician needs to assess that the problem may be extending from a nerve root that innervates the soleus muscle. EMG and NCV studies can help rule out these problems. A neurologist can evaluate and request these studies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a time where ultrasound might be better to diagnose an injury of the Achilles or Soleus rather than MRI?

In an emergency: Ultrasound (US) is more portable & takes less time to obtain than an MRI. For a big Achilles tear or gastroc (soleus) tendon strain, an US can often get u the diagnosis in the ED (if ED physician is trained). For more subtle strains or tears, an MRI is better but takes about 1-2 hours to perform, & u need to be scheduled. US is (debatedly) used to heal strains as well, so may have addl benefit. GL ...Read more

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Is there achilles, soleus, gastrocnemius, tendon injuries/degeneration that are hard to see on MRI? Hardness alongside Achilles but MRI is normal

Is there achilles, soleus, gastrocnemius, tendon injuries/degeneration that are hard to see on MRI? Hardness alongside Achilles but MRI is normal

Mri may not show it: MRi primarily identifies soft tissue problems, muscle, tendon, fascia, etc. Calcifications are more difficult to identify. Plain radiographs and CT show calcifications to better advantage.Your physician who referred you for these studies should explain your options if this calcification is symptomatic. Calcifications in achilles tendon are often related to spur. ...Read more

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Why would severe tenderness (like 10 on 1-10 pain scale) due to injury of the soleus muscle not show up on the mri?

Why would severe tenderness (like 10 on 1-10 pain scale) due to injury of the soleus muscle not show up on the mri?

Tendonitis: If the pain is due to a microscopic problem it won't show on mri. Also if it is localized to one small spot ur better off w an ultrasound then a whole leg mri. ...Read more

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Differences in anatomy: is it possible to have a tri or bi-partite soleus muscle? (so that ankle can withstand > range of lateral motion w/o injury?

Differences in anatomy: is it possible to have a tri or bi-partite soleus muscle? (so that ankle can withstand > range of lateral motion w/o injury?

Huh?: Yes it's possible to have a deformity of the soleus muscle, but it that muscle doesn't address lateral range of motion. Ankle ligaments are what helps to withstand increased range of motion and the peroneal muscles also help withstand greater accidental range of motion laterally. The soleus muscle is in the back of the leg, so the whether it has 2 or 3 corresponding parts has no affect laterally. ...Read more

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Are there calf/soleus/achilles injuries that cannot be picked up on MRI/CT without contrast?

Are there calf/soleus/achilles injuries that cannot be picked up on MRI/CT without contrast?

ExertionCompart synd: Exertional compartment syndrome may not be identified by CT/MRI. This is evaluated by compartment testing with activity. ...Read more

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Can an MRI reveal scar tissue deep in the calf caused by overuse injury of the soleus/tibialis posterior?

Can an MRI reveal scar tissue deep in the calf caused by overuse injury of the soleus/tibialis posterior?

Yes: One should be able to see scar tissue if it is present. Though, I am not sure an overuse injury would cause scar tissue. ...Read more

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What is the rehab like following facial injuries?

What is the rehab like following facial injuries?

Depends: As usual, it depends on the injury. If we're talking about just contusion without fracture, then just time, perhaps warm compresses to help resolve bruising, and pain relievers. If there are fractures, typically it's just time and stabilization. Fractures involving the mandible and maxilla, or dental fractures require a lot more care and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What are the ways to rehab from a fingertip injury?

What are the ways to rehab from a fingertip injury?

Fingertip injury: A good physical therapist with an interest in hand rehabilitation therapy would be a good approach. Call a local pt or ask the pts at your local hospital. ...Read more

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Would taking up Pilates be a good way to rehab from an injury?

Would taking up Pilates be a good way to rehab from an injury?

Depends on injury: It depends on the injury. Pilates is especially helpful to regain core strength and stability after a back/spine injury once cleared by your doctor. It can also help with recruitment of previously injured atrophied muscles, nerves, and help with balance. Best to see a primary cares sports med, pmnr or ortho doc to see if it's appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

Rehabilitation: A qualified ot/pt can modify a rehabilitation program to be suitable for just about any patient. The program depends on the amputation (limb and level of amputation) and the goal desired for rehabilitation of the other injuries. ...Read more

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I feel a pinching sensation in my quadricep. What should I do to rehab the injury?

See your doctot: You have to go see your doctor for a complete exam, rule out any major causes-something more serious than just a pinch nerve or compressed nerve. From there, he can give you the best recommendation to solve your problem. ...Read more

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What is the rehab like following mandibular / maxillary injuries?

What is the rehab like following mandibular / maxillary injuries?

Depends...: This depends upon the severity of the injury; was an operative procerdure involved?, etc. Best to pose this question to the physician that care for you and/or the physical therapist involved in your care. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some severe sporting injuries that require rehabilitation?

I was wondering what are some severe sporting injuries that require rehabilitation?

Any severe injury: Can benefit from rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is not just getting back to normal function after the injury, but also helping avoid further injury later on. Any muscle, tendon, ligament or bone injury can benefit from rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What tips do you have for people going through rehabilitation programs after getting a serious injury?

What tips do you have for people going through rehabilitation programs after getting a serious injury?

Depends: recommendations might vary depending on the kind of injury sustained. For instance, a spinal cord injury patient is prone to venous thrombosis so dvt prophylaxis should be in place. They also have neurogenic bowel and bladder so proper training and use of medications at times is needed. They have to be teached on repositioning to avoid decub ulcers, etc. If other problem like tbi then tx varies ...Read more

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How can rehab prevent injuries?

Strengthening: By strengthening the muscles that support the joints, and the back, rehab can make it less likely that you will reinjure the same area. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to rehab an MCL injury ?

What are the best tips to rehab an MCL injury ?

PT: A physical therapy plan, working on range of motion, and gentle strengthening, while avoiding stress on the mcl is the best plan. Wearing a hinged knee brace that protects the mcl is also important. ...Read more

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How long is sport injury rehabilitation typically?

2-4 weeks: Your doctor will tell you exactly how long but it depends on the type of injury and the part that is injured and the treatment involved, studies have shown that you can maintain your fitness level even if you need to change or cut back on your exercise for several months. In order to do so, you need to exercise at about 70 percent of your vo2 max at least once per week. Stay fit by crosstraining. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab from a rotator cuff injury?

What is the best way to rehab from a rotator cuff injury?

Strengthening: Allow several days of relative rest after an injury, then gradually and progressively strengthen the muscles that form the rotator cuff. These muscles are those that turn your forearm in and out when your elbow is held in a fixed location. Elastic bands are very useful for this type of rehab. ...Read more

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How can protein help injury healing and rehab?

Yes, but....: A 'normal' diet is critical for proper healing and rehab. The answer to needing a protein supplement is probably no. Just be certain to eat a balanced diet and you should do well. If you have a diet that does not incorporate meat proteins or a decreased protein intake then you may need to supplement. Have fun and get better. ...Read more

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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more