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Doctor insights on: Thoracolumbar Fascia

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After surgery on each side just above my hips in the thoracolumbar fascia is it normal for my glutes to be so tight and erector spinaes...............

After surgery on each side just above my hips in the thoracolumbar fascia is it normal for my glutes to be so tight and erector spinaes...............

Post-spine surgery: It is part of recovery from thoracolumbar surgery. Anti-gravity paraspinal and hip girdle muscle spasm is common, though painful. Physical therapy to rehab those tight muscles is necessary and often sufficient to address this; sometimes pain meds and/or muscle relaxants are needed add-one to get better yield. Good luck! ...Read more

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1cm painful lump over thoracolumbar fascia. Gp diag as knot. Massage ruled out knot. Area of compression injury 90 days ago. Lipoma or scar tissue?

1cm painful lump over thoracolumbar fascia. Gp diag as knot. Massage ruled out knot. Area of compression injury 90 days ago. Lipoma or scar tissue?

Go back to gp: You have a significant history of trauma with a compression injury. You have an area that is painful. Your gp thought it was a knot but message did not help. If you had a ct scan with your old injury ask your gp to have it re-read. Otherwise ask your gp to re-evaluate. Be well. ...Read more

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Can fascia be mistaken for lipomas?

Can fascia be mistaken for lipomas?

NO: Fascia has distinct anatomy , is in expected location , each have its own unique futures , an experienced professional will not mistake one from another ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a torn plantar fascia?

It depends: How severe the plantar fascia rupture is will dictate what treatment might be necessary. In smaller tears, rest, ice, elevation, oral antiinflammatories can be enough. The pain and disability can be severe, and might require a period of nonweightbearing using crutches or a cam walker. Talk to your doctor as to what course is best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do they treat plantar fascia rupture?

How do they treat plantar fascia rupture?

Support: The fascia, immobilize the foot in a cam walker is another option. I like to inject "platelet rich plasma" injections and then place the patient in a cam walker boot. This is a treamtent I have begun to explore in the past few months and patients so far have been healing quickly. Problem is it is not a covered service. This treatment is also not done by many providers at this time. ...Read more

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Can a tens unit help heal a plantar fascia tear?

Can a tens unit help heal a plantar fascia tear?

Doubtful: A tens unit may provide a small amount of pain relief but will not accelerate healing. ...Read more

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