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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

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

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Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Stretching: The key exercises for biceps tendonitis are stretching, gentle strengthening and modalities or treatments to decrease inflammation like estim and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Some initial Rxs: Local treatment by icing region several times a day along with use of OTC NSAIDs like Aleve (naproxen) if you have no allergies or stomach issues with these medications. Can also try a shoe insert such as a Donjoy Arch Rival which can provide for some lateral wedge support -if no improvement see an orthopedist, physiatrist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have had chondromalatia patella for seven years, I have done physical therapy, but it is not better, what should I do, should I have surgery?

I have had chondromalatia patella for seven years, I have done physical therapy, but it is not better, what should I do, should I have surgery?

You might need it: If you have had the problem for seven years and you have not improved with therapy or other conservative treatments, you may need to consider arthroscopic surgery. While surgery for this problem is not the first line of treatment, an arthroscopic surgery can be helpful to improve the situation. ...Read more

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I've had patella femoral pain for the past 6 mos, brought on by running. I have done physical therapy and quit running, but pain is worse. What now?

See your doctor: You may need to have a brace to help your patella track better. In severe cases, sometimes surgery is needed to help control patello-femoral pain. This may be arthroscopic, or open, or both. But you need to seek help from a specialist to help control it. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

You will have a: Lot of stretching, strengthening, and some activity and postural correction depending on where the tendonitis is located. ...Read more

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What can I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis in my foot?

What can I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis in my foot?

Exercise: Stretching exercises with or without added heat or ultrasound therapy is the usual, along with occasionally taping before exercise or special insoles for your shoes. ...Read more

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I have somethimg called patella tracking syndrome is there a possibility I would need surgery if physical therapy doesn't help?

I have somethimg called patella tracking syndrome is there a possibility I would need surgery if physical therapy doesn't help?

Patella tracking: A fairly common problem ,which can improve with consistent strengthening of quad muscles. One has to be willing to stay consistent with this regimen for 12-18 months . It is also necessary to stay away from activities which can further exacerbate the tracking dysfunction. Things like running jumping ,pivoting, squatting, kneeling, going up stairs or ladders. ...Read more

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Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Multifaceted: Physical therapy for rotator cuff tendonitis or impingement syndrome is multifaceted and includes: postural training, imporvement in upper back strength, improvement in core strength, strengtheing the rotator cuff first in internal and external rotation and then eventually with forward elevation. Obtaining full painless full range of motion is important in early physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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What to expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

What to expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

Fast recovery: Fast recovery. Therapy will help to get back the rang of motion and reduce the edema. ...Read more

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I've a shoulder tendonitis for 5years come and go. The pain is severe now and i also started physical therapy today.Can i take 800mg of celebrex (celecoxib) daily?

No: Celebrex (celecoxib) is typically 200mg taken once per day. 800 mg is too much to take and you should not take 800 mg. You should go see an orthopedic surgeon for your shoulder pain for other treatment options. ...Read more

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Will predizone help tendonitis? Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Will predizone help tendonitis?  Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Sometimes: Prednisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. It can reduce pain and inflammation for tendonitis but it should be used sparingly for this purpose due to side effects. PT can help some patients with rotator cuff tears, but not all. Conservative treatment for rotator cuff tears is often the preferable initial treatment for most patients. You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic doctor. ...Read more

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I have a disorder called patella tracking syndrome are there any possibilities I would need surgery if physical therapy does not work?

I have a disorder called patella tracking syndrome are there any possibilities I would need surgery if physical therapy does not work?

Yes: Typically PT can help strengthen muscles that balance the patella, but if that does not work, a small surgical correction can be done to fix this. A brace can protect from further injury until with it resolves with PT or gets corrected. ...Read more

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My patella repair surgery was $/11/17 and I'm about a month into physical therapy, but still have selling that goes down to foot and pain, is this com?

My patella repair surgery was $/11/17 and I'm about a month into physical therapy, but still have selling that goes down to foot and pain, is this com?

Can be: Swelling after surgery can be normal because of the increased blood flow to the leg seem after surgery, can be related to excessive bleeding or even a blood clot. I'd recommend checking with your surgeon to be sure ...Read more

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Chondromalacia patella for around 4 months, physical therapy did not help, some options to help the knee get better without surgery?

Chondromalacia patella for around 4 months, physical therapy did not help, some options to help the knee get better without surgery?

Consider Surgery: Conservative management of Chondromalacia patella includes icing, taping, bracing, and exercise to stabilize your patella. If PT with exercise and icing/taping did not help,an Orthopaedic Surgeon can evaluate you for patella alta or baja, put a camera into your knee to look for a plica, remove damaged cartilage, and give an expert opinion of your biomechanical foot/knee/patellar alignment. ...Read more

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Lower distal pole fracture of R Patella repair with wire. Afterwards not told anything about physical therapy. What should be done and how often?

Lower distal pole fracture of R Patella repair with wire. Afterwards not told anything about physical therapy. What should be done and how often?

Knee: After normal healing time should be shown specific physical therapy for the thigh and calf muscles and maximize flex ion and extention of the knee ...Read more

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I have calcification tendonitis and a partial rotator cuff tear in my left shoulder. I have done 6 weeks of physical therapy but it is still giving me?

I have calcification tendonitis and a partial rotator cuff tear in my left shoulder. I have done 6 weeks of physical therapy but it is still giving me?

Still have options: Every case is unique, but more time, keeping up with a religious icing program +/- an anti-inflammatory in addition to the exercises may still improve things. An injection and/or a needling procedure to break up the calcium deposits may be an option. If those fail and your symptoms are still significant in 6-12 wks you my be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery, although many pts can avoid the or. ...Read more

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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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Patella (Definition)

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