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Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement, ?

Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement, ?

Rib pain: It is possible the pain may be related to the exercise class, particularly if the muscle is tender to the touch. If that is the case an ice pack and rest will help you. If the pain is persistent, gets worse or causes shortness of breath you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Hi David, I'm having shoulder trouble, I fell off my bike and landed heavily on my elbow, I have pain in the shoulder. It's a bearable pain during everyday movement but and big movement backwards and across my body is incredibly painful, can you help?

Hi David, I'm having shoulder trouble, I fell off my bike and landed heavily on my elbow, I have pain in the shoulder. It's a bearable pain during everyday movement but and big movement backwards and across my body is incredibly painful, can you help?

Possibly serious: The duration of these symptoms are important. If only a few days, give it time (10-14 days) to heal with REST and protection. If it has already been more than a few weeks, you should see a doctor--suggests serious shoulder joint or rotator cuff injury. ...Read more

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Sons is inactive. He sits and lays down watching tv a lot. When he sits now his veins in his arms start to pop/buldge out. What treatment or exercise?

Sons is inactive. He sits and lays down watching tv a lot. When he sits now his veins in his arms start to pop/buldge out. What treatment or exercise?

See below: He's definitely a lazy bum and probably overweight and unhealthy. Be stern but fair. Tell him to get off his lazy [email protected]$ and do some exercise or put him to work doing chores in the yard (if you have one). Also, can walk with him daily, do some type of sports in the evenings or weekends like catch or basketball or biking. He needs to learn these now and you're the one that has to teach him. ...Read more

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Can you explain authentic movement therapy?

Interesting.: Basically it's labeling as "therapy" things we used to do for fun. Caution: removing "fun" from the description may actually inhibit its use. I suggest we return its original name: "horsing around.". ...Read more

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Is there a chance of movement of lead in permanent implantation of interstim therapy. I am taking as much care but I am afraid of lead movement.

Is there a chance of movement of lead in permanent implantation of interstim therapy. I am taking as much care but I am afraid of lead movement.

Interstim: Interstim treats urinary retention (inability to completely empty the bladder) and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence (leakage) and significant symptoms of urgency-frequency. Am not aware of presence of lead that will lead to human toxicity in this product. ...Read more

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What therapists use movement therapy?

What therapists use movement therapy?

Yoga, tai-chi: All forms of physical therapies incorporate movements into their work-rehab regimens, but I assume you are referring to more artistic/relaxation/balance training therapies suc as yo-ga, tai-chi, dance therapy etc. There are many forms/schools of thoughts. Do your own research and find out what works for you. Eat well, sleep well, exercise regularly, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Describe constraint induced movement therapy?

Describe constraint induced movement therapy?

Physical Therapy: Constraint-induced movement therapy (ci or cimt) is a form of rehabilitation therapy that improves upper extremity function in stroke and other central nervous system damage victims by increasing the use of their affected upper limb. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of authentic movement therapy?

Interesting.: Basically it's labeling as "therapy" things we used to do for fun. Caution: removing "fun" from the description may actually inhibit its use. I suggest we return its original name: "horsing around.". ...Read more

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Is music, dance, or movement therapy covered by medical insurance?

Is music, dance, or movement therapy covered by medical insurance?

Not usually: Unfortunately these services are often not covered by most traditional insurance plans. There is always an appeal process but no guarantees. ...Read more

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My 4 years old son is suffering from uncordinated movement and loss of speech as a result of mild cp. What therapy can I offer to assist his movement?

My 4 years old son is suffering from uncordinated movement and loss of speech as a result of mild cp. What therapy can I offer to assist his movement?

Help for mild cp: A speech pathologist should be able to help your child with communication issues. In addition to verbal communication, there are technologies to help communicate.

Consult a psysiatrist (rehabilitation doctor), or pediatric neurologist and a physical therapist for help with his motor activity. You may find a coordinated program by contacting the cerebral palsy association or easter seals. ...Read more

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Will I need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will I need to go to physical therapy? .

Will I need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will I need to go to physical therapy? .

Physical therapy: In general, physical therapy helps return strength and mobility after a discectomy. This includes both cervical and lumbar discectomies. Each case is different, and of course the final decision is between you and your surgeon. However, I have found in most instances that pt is useful after discectomies, especially lumbar discectomies. ...Read more

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Spinal injury at d7-d8 resulted in complete loss of sens and movement below waist. Please suggest any hospital/therapy which could make him walk again?

Spinal injury at d7-d8 resulted in complete loss of sens and movement below waist. Please suggest any hospital/therapy which could make him walk again?

Not optimistic: This patient should be seen by a spine team, if not already done, to see if there is anything anatomically that might be corrected, but unfortunately, given the nature of injury, complete loss of sensation and movement and length of time after injury, the prognosis for meaningful recovery is slim. Physical therapy will allow for independence training. ...Read more

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How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.

How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.

Need EMG: You need an EMG and ncs. If you are having a problem with lateral movement more than dorsiflexion (pointing your foot up), the you may have more selective damage to the superficial branch of the peroneal nerve and not the common peroneal or deep branch. An experience electromyographer should be able to identify, localize, qualify and determine the extent of your possible nerveperoneal injury. ...Read more

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I have no movement on the left part of the body due to brain stroke. Is it possible to cure it by stem cell therapy?

I have no movement on the left part of the body due to brain stroke. Is it possible to cure it by stem cell therapy?

Not at this time: There have been some research trials in stem cell therapy for paralysis from stroke but unfortunately no breakthroughs to my knowledge. The university of pittsburgh medical school has been out in front with this type of research. Hopefully someday there will be a treatment that can reverse paralysis. ...Read more

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A relative of mine has lost movement of left part of the body due to brain stroke. Could stem cell therapy work for this?

A relative of mine has lost movement of left part of the body due to brain stroke. Could stem cell therapy work for this?

Not yet: Stem cell research has loads of promise, but it is premature to anticipate clinical outcomes. We are still in the infancy stage, and unlikely to have breakthroughs for years, in spite of news reports. ...Read more

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3 months ago, my pip joint of pinky got dislocated. Reduced movement, normal strength. Anything to get it back to normal? Having ultrasound therapy

3 months ago, my pip joint of pinky got dislocated. Reduced movement, normal strength. Anything to get it back to normal? Having ultrasound therapy

Continue with motion: Need to make sure you can fully straighten your pip joint. If this joint is bent and you can't fully straighten then you should see a hand therapist who can start you with splinting. Once you loose the ability to straighten the pip joint may never return. Flexion will come back once the swelling resolves. ...Read more

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Bilateral cam impingement w/dysplasia w/ pain only on provocative movement. No pain meds. What is the normal modality for this? Mri? Physical therapy?

Bilateral cam impingement w/dysplasia w/ pain only on provocative movement. No pain meds. What is the normal modality for this? Mri? Physical therapy?

Conservative care: Treatment typically starts with conservative options including physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds, as well as possibly hip injections. Mri is usually reserved for preoperative imaging assessment. If your treatment gets to the point of discussing surgery, ask your physician if hip arthroscopy would be an option. ...Read more

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Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Hmmm. . .: Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read more

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Got into a car accident earlier, I hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do I need physical therapy?

Got into a car accident earlier, I hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do I need physical therapy?

Maybe: You need a diagnosis as to what is causing pain, and then a treatment plan can be created. If this is being answered in a timely fashion, please consult a physiatrist, orthopedist or family practitioner for an evaluation if you are still experiencing pain. ...Read more

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What could cause pain between shoulder and elbow and limited arm movement? Husband can't lift arm in extreme pain?

Fracture: A fracture of the humerus could cause that as well as a dislocation. Go to the physician to have an appropriate physical exam. ...Read more

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My ICD was fitted few days ago. I'm bey paranoid my arm movement might have dislodged the leads. Nobody tells me the do's and don't. just move?

My ICD was fitted few days ago. I'm bey paranoid my arm movement might have dislodged the leads. Nobody tells me the do's and don't. just move?

ICD info: You should have received both personal and printed information from the device implantation team. See that you get it as well as follow up of the device. Call them and be sure your education and follow up are accomplished ...Read more

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I have frequent sharp pain in my upper right arm that is not associated with movement.?

I have frequent sharp pain in my upper right arm that is not associated with movement.?

See a dr: Could be from a pinched nerve in your arm or neck, which can be made worse if you sleep on you stomach or do repetitive neck or shoulder movements. See a dr for an full exam and further management. ...Read more

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Would a fan blowing on my right upper arm non stop cause it to have pain with movement of arm?

Possible: Temperature changes can cause muscles to get irritated. Muscles can contract in colder temps and dilate in warmer temps. Certainly, it is possible that persistent temperature differences compared to other muscles of your body, may cause come discomfort. ...Read more

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Complete tear of the long headed tendon in my arm. How will this affect the movement of my arm?

Complete tear of the long headed tendon in my arm. How will this affect the movement of my arm?

It will not effect: The movement but the strength of the arm in bending (flexing) and also in the strength the forearm turning. ...Read more

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I am trying to find where to go for therapy to treat lymphedema of the arm. What should I consider?

I am trying to find where to go for therapy to treat lymphedema of the arm. What should I consider?

MLD: You need to find a lymphedema center that provides manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy. This is a specialized program that is the bet treatment for patients with lymphedema. ...Read more

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When making rapid arm movement I get a pain which inmovilices my right arm. What might be causing this extreme pain?

Bursitis in shoulder: There could be a bursitis in the shoulder that is causing the problem.

See a doctor or a physical therapist to get some treatment to resolve the problem. ...Read more