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Talk to doctor: Many details needed, and would be best for you to talk to your doctor about your lack of progress at pt. ...Read more
What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when I was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First I had dorsal capolitis then I went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon I felt so well that I thought t
Please: Please go immediately to your regular doctor and explain your situation and ask for an immediate referral. You can also call your er and ask for a referral so that you can be seen immediately. I understand that you cannot wait and are in so much pain, so please tell your parents and your doctor so that you can be immediately evaluated. ...Read more
1) Some conditions do not seem to respond well to PT.
2) There may not be decent PT resources available.
3) The goal of PT is to teach you how to do exercises at home/in the community on your own and perhaps additional PT is not needed by you.
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Difficult: This is a tough one. Itb symptoms can be very difficult to treat and often times persistent pt and time are the best answer. Topical nsaids such as voltaren gel or Flector Patch (diclofenac) may help. Consider massage therapy. Tens units (electrical stimulation) sometimes help. Lastly, local steroid injections are an option as well. ...Read more
How long does it take for physical therapy to help with a rotator cuff problem (I was told it was not torn and don't need a surgery yet)?
Couple of month: It is possible that you would get lucky and see results faster, but on average in takes 1-2 month ...Read more
Had left side and right side treatment for bilateral possioning vertigo. Dr said if this don't work then physical therapy. What do I expect?
I have coccydynia, have had pain in tailbone for over a yr. Physical therapy didn't help. Would like to know risks involved in dry needling?
Coccydynia: Have not idea what dry needling is. Please give more details. ...Read more
Yes: At age 48 it is doubtful that PT will do much to correct this ...Read more
Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more
Central science: There will be a chemistry requirement for entry to training in physical therapy. Chemistry is basic to all of technology and to understanding the body. There will be little chemistry in your practice, but as a health care team member you will be a resource for others seeking accurate information. Chemistry unlocks everything else in science and you must be literate here. ...Read more
Why?: Pt is paramount in a multitude of painful conditions. In any case talk with your prescribing doc and tell them about your concerns. ...Read more
Hope this helps:
http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/tc/physical-therapy-frequently-asked-questions
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Physical_fitness
Pain Management: There are many reasons for pain. Apparently you have been evaluated and have received a diagnosis with therapy and medication for your condition. Consider that there can be multiple causes or etiologies for your pain and it is difficult to determine which one best fits you. If your pain continues perhaps a second opinion is needed. ...Read more
Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land. ...Read more
Pool therapy: Aquatic therapy combines the advantages of buoyancy from being in the water with standard physical therapy principles used on "dry land." water also gives the additional benefit of providing a graduated resistance to movement, whereby the more force applied to move through the water, the more resistance felt by the patient doing the moving. ...Read more
Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip (lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more
If causing pain: Schmoryls' nodes are often seen on ct and MRI scans in patients who have these radiologic studies for other reasons (other than back pain). In other words, there signifigance is questionable. If u have a definite disc problem than physical therapy is quite helpful. See an ors and discuss your pain and tx. Options and whether the 'nodes' are really a cause of your pain...Good luck! ...Read more