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Rehabilitation Of Oblique Strain
Stretch: Most muscle strains are relieved with resting the part. Massage myofascial releases and modalities such as warmth hydrotherapy therapeutic ultrasound or tetanizing galvanic current help tremendously. Avoid repetitive microtraumatization and begin and end exercise with stretching sessions. ...Read more
For muscle strains: I would recommend doing which ever feels better to you. The research has not proven one benefitting more than the other for muscle strains, and this has been extensively researched. Although they both should help, each person is different and some people respond better to heat, some ice. ...Read more
How to heal an an/oblique strain & how long healing? Tried heat, ice, massage, meds. Nothing has worked its been 4 months. Super sore to move or touch.
Pmr doc for muscles: The obliques are chest wall muscles that assist in breathing. Strain for these can be treated by physical medicine or sports doctors easily. Generally anti inflammatories and possibly muscle relaxants will help initially. Ice pak or massage if very sore will decrease pain. After stabilization, exercises can help prevent further injuries. ...Read more
Possibly: This muscle has attachments to the ribs and some strong connective tissue in the lower back. Pain would be increased with a motion similar to a situp with added twisting motion at the same time. Muscle strains will improve with time and relative rest. If no improvement in a few weeks then get checked out by your doc. ...Read more
During a golf swing felt a pull on my right oblique -still played a bit more after the fact and was okay-woke up today and almost fells sore/strain?
It's very common for: ...a minor sprain or strain to feel worse the next day. As the body attempts to repair the injury, it increases blood flow, inflammatory substances and material for the repair. It's similar to a sunburn you feel AFTER the damage is done. Keep the joint moving but don't stress it too much. Apply ice for a couple of days then heat followed by gentle movement. You should be fine in a week or so. ...Read more
I have an abdominal/oblique strain, pretty painful. Taking mobic (meloxicam) for 2 days. I am a mother of toddler so hard to rest, should I wrap up? Healing time?
Weeks: Most musculoskeletal pains/strains/sprains can take weeks to fully recover from. Oblique strains are no joke - they will cause many professional athletes to miss games! Wraps/binding can help though should be very temporary. It is most important to continue to stabilize the area with core stabilization. Having help with the little one would definitely help, though! ...Read more
Inpatient rehab: In the va system, inpatient blind rehab is 3-5 weeks, but is individualized. There are skill courses designed to help the blind achieve a realistic level of independence. These include: orientation and mobility, communication skills, activities of daily living, manual and visual skills, computer access training, social/recreational activities, and individual and group counseling meetings. ...Read more
Sooner & more=better: In general, as much therapy as tolerated as soon as tolerated is best for anyone who's suffered from a stroke. If possible, inpatient rehabilitation is ideal, assuming that patient requires 2 or more rehab modalities eg physical & occupational and has endurance to actively participate 3hrs/d. If one or both don't apply, then push for outpt rehab. Lastly, home health PT/OT but that's only 1-2x/wk ...Read more
Many: The va offers mobility training, vision aids for low vision, psychological counseling and family service. Service connected veterans with low vision related to their service are eligible without question for these. Others might be eligible depending upon their individual circumstances. ...Read more
Many...: The development of 'cardiac' rehabilitation was a huge step forward in the treatment of patients whom have suffered from a variety of heart issues most importantly heart attacks (myocardial infarctions). Rehab enables patients to regain their strength and level of activity slowly so they can return to their lives; and live them fully. ...Read more
Program: It's a program for persons with pulmonary disease & their families which aims to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical & social activities, & improve their overall quality of life. These goals are achieved through patient & family education, exercise training, psychosocial & behavioral intervention, & outcome assessment. ...Read more
Exercise education: Shortness of breath is traditionally thought to be due to conditions of heart, lung and more commonly muscle deconditioning. Training the muscle to improve its function as well as adding new muscle vastly improves the symptoms in chronic lung disease. Infact it is one of the most consistent interventions that improves the symptoms in chronic lung disease, especially copd. ...Read more
Medical Specialist: A cardiac rehabilitation specialist is a licensed medical professional who work with patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease. They help patients understand their disease and mange it in order to have a better and healthier lifestyle. The cardiac rehabilitation specialist will give their patients diverse instructions and will monitor them throughout their rehabilitation period. ...Read more
Stress test: Usually if the patient has had a heart attack for instance, a stress test is done first. This allows the doctor to recommend the level of exercise and the heart rate which is safe. The program itself consists of supervised exercise and teaching regarding diet and risk factor modification. ...Read more